A Thesis Resource Guide for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Marilyn D. McShane,Franklin P. Williams

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132368957

Category: Law

Page: 224

View: 9846

The ultimate thesis resource for students in Criminal Justice and Criminology, this handbook is a comprehensive guide to developing and writing graduate level research. It takes the student on a step-by-step journey through the entire thesis process from initial ideas to a completed product or even a published article. The book can be used by students either working independently or in close consultation with faculty and shows students how to maximize interactions with their thesis committee. The authors draw on their combined fifty years of working with graduate students to: * Guide students through topic and design decisions, anticipating their questions and providing examples of how to present and format their information* Provide useful tips for organizing tasks and following a regular schedule of production that will make the thesis project logical and manageable* Offer specific and helpful examples from actual theses to highlight the best ways to approach a wide variety of methodological hurdles* Help students adapt to a clear and effective academic writing style*Outline strategies for the successful defense of the prospectus as well as the final thesis "Overall I find this to be one of the best books on thesis writing for the social sciences that I have ever come across."- Melissa A. LogueSaint Joseph's University, PA
Posted in Law

Criminological Theory

Author: Frank P. Williams III,Marilyn D. McShane

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 013454854X

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 4788

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The authoritative resource for concise, chronological coverage of all the major sociological criminological theories This book provides all of the key principles of the most researched theories in the field of criminology in a concise, clearly written, and economical format. For over 30 years Williams and McShane’s Criminological Theory has been one of the most well-respected resources for undergraduate and graduate students nationwide, much appreciated for its strong research orientation and detailed research bibliographies that show the relationship between theory, research, and policy. Chapters are logically arranged with the social, cultural, and political context necessary to maximize understanding of the times that generated and supported the various theories presented. The book provides a chronological map tracing the development of each theory in relation to its predecessors and its role in the evolution of future theories. Each chapter ties into the preceding and subsequent chapter, making the theories that are meaningful to criminology today more cohesive. As a result, by understanding the relationship between early and present theory, students see the role played by the theorist more realistically, and can see themselves participating in theory as others before them have done.
Posted in Political Science

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Dantzker,Ronald D. Hunter,Susan T. Quinn

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284113019

Category: Medical

Page: 258

View: 5368

Ideal for undergraduate or graduate-level courses, Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition introduces students to the functions of criminal justice research including basic ideas behind scientific theory, research language, and research design.
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U.S. Criminal Justice Policy

Author: Karim Ismaili

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284111903

Category: Law

Page: 360

View: 5416

U.S. Criminal Justice Policy: A Contemporary Reader, Second Edition addresses how criminal justice policy issues are framed, identifies participants in the policy process, discusses how policy is made, and considers the constraints and opportunities found in the policy process.
Posted in Law

Controversies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Author: Peter J. Benekos,Alida V. Merlo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317523784

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

View: 5486

After providing a history of the development of the juvenile court, this book explores some of the most important current controversies in juvenile justice. Original essays review major theories of juvenile delinquency, explore psychological and biological factors that may explain delinquent behavior, and examine the nexus between substance abuse and delinquency. A final chapter provides a comparative analysis.
Posted in Political Science

Critical Issues in Crime and Justice: Thought, Policy, and Practice

Thought, Policy, and Practice

Author: Mary Maguire,Dan Okada

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412970571

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

View: 6586

This text provides a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice and criminology curriculum through contributed essays designed to review and expand upon key areas of study. The text will explore and examine theory, cases, laws and policies as they have been shaped by a larger social, cultural, and historical context. Topics span the gamut of the Criminal Justice and Criminology curriculum, including crime theory, law enforcement, jurisprudence, corrections and organizations.
Posted in Social Science

Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology

Author: Keith Hayward,Shadd Maruna,Jayne Mooney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135265399

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 6178

Bringing the history of criminological thought alive through a collection of fascinating life stories, this book covers a range of historical and contemporary thinkers from around the world, offering a stimulating combination of biographical fact with historical and cultural context.
Posted in Social Science

A California State of Mind

The Conflicted Voter in a Changing World

Author: Mark Baldassare

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520236483

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 5639

"A thought-provoking analysis by one of the most astute analysts of the California scene."--U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein "If you care about the direction in which America is headed, then you must pay attention to California. To understand California today and decades from now, you must read Baldassare's masterful assessment. He knows the issues and he takes you inside the head of California voters--old, young, Latino, white, he talks to them all. And you can forget your assumptions: Baldassare proves the stereotypes wrong."--Judy Woodruff, Anchor, CNN's Inside Politics "Probing the social and political mindset of California offers a shortcut into the American future. No one knows California better in this regard than Baldassare, and never has he been more on top of his game than in this landmark study of California today--and America tomorrow."--Dr. Kevin Starr, State Librarian of California "Many people speculate about the expanding social and political clout of Latinos in California, but Baldassare uses solid evidence to reveal what's driving this dynamic population--from unique political attitudes to highest-level optimism. Read this book and you'll understand the profound influence that growing Latino participation will have on the Golden State's future."--Monica Lozano, President, La Opinion "Baldassare has probed as deeply and wisely as anyone ever has into that most fascinating and, at times, most enigmatic of public phenomena, the behavior of the California voter. With A California State of Mind, he has made an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the politics of our time."--Peter Schrag, author of Paradise Lost: California's Experience, America's Future "An invaluable book for policy makers in California and nationwide. Baldassare both provides a detailed and thoughtful analysis of the disconnect between Californians and their government and buttresses his argument with a wealth of data. Anyone interested in improving our political life will want to own this book."--Dan Yankelovich, Chairman, Public Agenda and Viewpoint Learning "No one knows how Californians think about politics better than Baldassare does. Anyone interested in California politics should read this book."--Jack Peltason, coauthor of Government by the People and Understanding the Constitution "Backed by stunningly thorough documentation, this book is an essential and sobering primer to understanding why California really is different."--Tom Goldstein, editor of Killing the Messenger "Baldassare has long been one of the most perceptive analysts of politics and public opinion in California. His new book is indispensable reading for anyone who wants to understand the changing political landscape, and the subtle shadings of public attitudes, in the nation's largest state."--Ronald Brownstein, political columnist, Los Angeles Times
Posted in History

Women and Criminal Justice

Author: Marilyn D. McShane,Ming-Li Hsieh

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454847301

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 1249

WOMEN AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE sheds light on how gender, race, and class affect the status of women in the context of policing, courts, and corrections. Systematic and engaging, McShane and Hsieh integrate the perspectives and experiences of women who are employed in the criminal justice system, as well as those who are offenders or victims of crime. Written specifically for the undergraduate course, WOMEN AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE opens a window onto the historical and contemporary landscape of the criminal justice system from the perspective of women. WOMEN AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE features: Broad coverage of contemporary issues of women with respect to policing, the courts, and corrections A methodical look at the status of women in the criminal justice system as influenced by legislation, case law, media, public opinion, and professional organizations High-profile cases that exemplify key points and illuminate the complex social structure of the criminal justice system Critical analysis of salient themes, such as gender roles and economic status, and the development of gender bias in the criminal justice system An evidence-based approach, based on published empirical research and studies Bibliographic and Internet sources for additional research at the end of each chapter The perspectives of women in the criminal justice system are finally in a textbook about women in the criminal justice system.
Posted in Law

Terrorism and Homeland Security

Author: Jonathan R. White

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305633776

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 4575

Written by acclaimed national terrorism expert Jonathan R. White, market-leading TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, balanced, and objective text available for the course. Packed with engrossing examples and cutting-edge discussions, the Ninth Edition continues to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables your students to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. White discusses the theories of the world's best terrorist analysts, while focusing on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and basic security issues. He presents essential historical background on the phenomenon of terrorism and the roots of contemporary conflicts, current conflicts shaping the world stage, emerging groups (e.g., Boko Haram, Ansaru, and ISIS), and theoretical and concrete information about Homeland Security organizations. Each chapter also contains a new analysis of probable future trends in terrorism and security. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Education

Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System

Author: J. Scott Harr,Kären M. Hess,Christine H. Orthmann,Jonathon Kingsbury

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305966465

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 1152

Unrivaled in its simplicity and skill-building pedagogy, Harr, Hess, Orthmann, and Kingsbury's text thoroughly explains the complexities of the U.S. Constitution and the criminal justice system. The text avoids legalese and is packed with real-world examples. Its pedagogical framework helps readers develop a solid understanding of key issues and concepts, and more than 200 plainly written, summarized cases introduce pertinent cases in a non-intimidating manner. The text devotes considerable time to the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, exploring their application to such issues as reasonable search and seizure, double jeopardy, and testifying against oneself. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 7th Edition includes expanded discussions of the First and Second Amendments as well as cutting-edge coverage of immigration, terrorism and homeland security, electronic surveillance and the use of drones, use of force, and searches of cell phones and other digital evidence. What’s more, the MindTap that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with career-based decision-making scenarios, visual summaries, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Let's Get Free

A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

Author: Paul Butler

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458766748

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 7708

Paul Butler was an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Harvard Law grad who gave up his corporate law salary to fight the good fight - until one day he was arrested on the street and charged with a crime he didn't commit. The Volokh Conspiracy calls Butler's account of his trial ''the most riveting first chapter I have ever read.'' In a book Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree calls ''a must read, '' Butler looks at places where ordinary citizens meet the justice system - as jurors, witnesses, and in encounters with the police - and explores what ''doing the right thing'' means in a corrupt system. Since Let's Get Free's publication, Butler has become the go-to person for commentary on criminal justice and race relations: he appeared on ABC News, Good Morning America, and Fox News, published op-eds in the New York Times, and other national papers, and is in demand to speak across the country. The paperback edition brings Butler's groundbreaking and highly controversial arguments - jury nullification (voting ''not guilty'' in drug cases as a form of protest), just saying ''no'' when the police request your permission to search, and refusing to work inside the system as a snitch or a prosecutor - to a whole new audience.
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How to Write a Master's Thesis

Author: Yvonne N. Bui

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452203512

Category: Education

Page: 313

View: 1721

Yvonne N. Bui’s How to Write a Master’s Thesis is a step-by-step guidebook that demystifies a process that can often prove to be overwhelming and confusing to graduate students. The tone and format of this applied book is reader-friendly and includes practical suggestions that go beyond informing what “should” be done. It is chock full of detailed explanations, examples, and supplemental materials that have been used successfully in advising students in completing their master’s theses.
Posted in Education

Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Author: Marilyn D. McShane,Michael Cavanaugh

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440839638

Category: Law

Page: 262

View: 7407

This book provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge look at the problems that impact the way we conduct intervention and treatment for youth in crisis today—an indispensable resource for practitioners, students, researchers, policymakers, and faculty working in the area of juvenile justice. • Provides insights into juvenile justice from contributors and editors who have extensive experience in teaching, researching, and writing on the subject • Represents an ideal teaching text for courses in juvenile justice—a staple topic in all criminology and criminal justice college programs • Presents analysis and evaluation of techniques used and programs employed, enabling readers to be better advocates for law and policy impacting youth • Includes discussion questions appropriate for classroom settings and lists of additional resources, related websites, and supporting films that guide students in investigating the subject further • Supplies updated data and information on policy and law that will serve as a vital resource for students writing papers or scholars teaching in the field of juvenile justice
Posted in Law

How to Publish Your PhD

Author: Sarah Caro

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857026569

Category: Reference

Page: 144

View: 8995

How to Publish Your PhD is the first book to provide emerging researchers with a comprehensive and authoritative guide to publishing their research. Drawing on nearly twenty years in the book business Sarah Caro explains in a clear and accessible way the key issues facing the would-be author. Within the context of today's fast changing world where new technologies and increasing globalization continue to impact on academia and the world of academic publishing, key issues are discussed ranging from whether publishing your PhD is always the best way to enhance your career prospects to whether you should focus on journals or books. A wealth of practical information and advice is included on: choosing a publisher revising your thesis putting together a proposal surviving the review process negotiating a contract working with your publishers marketing department. The book is designed to be an easy to use, one stop guide with examples, chapter summaries and further reading. It will be an invaluable resource for emerging researchers across the broadest range of the humanities and social sciences and for all those teaching and advising them, in Europe and the US. 'Every PhD student should buy a copy of How to Publish your PhD before and not after they enrol for a doctoral degree. Informative, practical and insightful, Sarah Caro will become the mentor of every successful PhD student. A mine of information and practical advice, this text is the definitive nuts-and-bolts manual on how to do it. A safe and sure guide' - Bryan S. Turner, Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor, Wellesly College
Posted in Reference

The Action Research Dissertation

A Guide for Students and Faculty

Author: Kathryn Herr,Gary L. Anderson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483358127

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 6278

The first edition of The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty was a first-of-its-kind reference, distilling the authors’ decades of action research experience into a handy guide for graduate students. The Second Edition continues to provide an accessible roadmap that honors the complexity of action research, while providing an overview of how action research is defined, its traditions and history, and the rationale for using it. Authors Kathryn Herr and Gary L. Anderson demonstrate that action research is not only appropriate for a dissertation, but also is a deeply rewarding experience for both the researcher and participants. This practical book demonstrates how action research dissertations are different from more traditional dissertations and prepares students and their committees for the unique dilemmas they may face, such as validity, positionality, design, write-up, ethics, and dissertation defense.
Posted in Social Science

Doing Your Masters Dissertation

Author: Chris Hart

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761942177

Category: Education

Page: 481

View: 6300

A practical and comprehensive guide to researching, preparing and writing a dissertation at Masters level.
Posted in Education

Achieving Your Doctorate in Education

Author: Hilary Burgess,Sandy Sieminski,Lore Arthur

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847878274

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8099

'anyone seeking doctoral status would benefit from dipping into or immersing themselves in this well written text. Clearly formatted pages with bold section headings make for quick and easy access to relevant passages where readers can watch the authors skilfully untangle the mysteries of research language such as 'theoretical framework', methodology and data analysis. I recommend Achieving Your Doctorate in Education to students and new supervisors involved in the doctoral research process' - ESCalate This book is designed to help students to achieve an understanding of the practical and theoretical issues involved in a doctorate in education, and how to link their studies with their professional experience. The chapters provide a detailed examination of all aspects of completing a doctorate in education: from research methodologies, to the analysis of data, reflection on the student's own experience, and the critical issues involved in writing a thesis. Detailed case study material is used throughout. The editors are experienced supervisors of EdD courses and have created an essential companion for all education students pursuing a doctorate. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success! Read the full review as posted on the ESCalate website, the Education Subject Centre for the Higher Education Academy
Posted in Education

Proposals That Work

Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso,Stephen J. Silverman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452216851

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

View: 9316

Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this Sixth Edition has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples.
Posted in Social Science

Doing Your Master's Dissertation

From Start to Finish

Author: Inger Furseth,Euris Larry Everett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446290611

Category: Study Aids

Page: 176

View: 8593

'From finding a research topic through to the final write up, this clear guide takes the mystery out of graduate-level research. This book will help your project succeed' -James V. Spickard, Professor of Sociology, University of Redlands, US Just starting your Master's? Worried about your dissertation? This book is an indispensible guide to writing a successful Master's dissertation. The book begins by addressing issues you'll face in the early stages of writing a dissertation, such as deciding on what to research, planning your project and searching for literature online. It then guides you through different aspects of carrying out your research and writing up, helping you to: write a research proposal choose one or more methods write the introduction and conclusion discuss the literature analyse your findings edit and reference formulate research questions build your argument. The book offers guidance that other books often miss, from dealing with emotional blocks, to ways of identifying your strengths and weaknesses, and improving your writing. It addresses the social aspects of the writing process, such as choosing and working with an advisor, using social media and forming student work groups for added help and inspiration. Each chapter ends with an action plan, which is a resource section that features exercises and reflection questions designed to help you apply what you've read to your own work. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Posted in Study Aids