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Carolyn Boyes-Watson is professor of sociology and director for the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University. She is co-author of Youth, Crime, and Justice: Learning through Cases.
Susan T. Krumholz is professor in the Department of Crime and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Part I - Exploring Crime and Justice
Chapter 1: Crime, Law and Justice
Case #1: A 17th Century Crime Wave: The Salem Witch Trials
Chapter 2: The Justice Process
Case #2: A “Run of the Mill” Crime
Chapter 3: The Struggle for Justice
Case #3: The Scottsboro Trials
Part II - Crime and the Law
Chapter 4: Understanding The Crime Picture
Case # 4: Can Corporations Commit Murder? The Prosecution of Ford Motor Company
Chapter 5: Principles of the Criminal LawCase #5: Accident or Homicide?: The Shooting of Yoshi HattoriChapter 6: Understanding Victims in The Criminal Justice System
Case #6: Facing the Demons: Making Amends for Drunk Driving
Part III - Policing in a Democratic Society
Chapter 7: Police and The Law
Case #7: Security or Dignity: Rosa at the Border
Chapter 8: Policing in the 21st Century: Past, Present and Future
Case #8: The Thin Blue Line: Rodney King and the LAPD Chapter 9: The Impact of 9/11 on Civil Liberties and Law EnforcementCase #9: False Patriots: The Oklahoma City Bombing and the Politics of Fear
Part IV - Courts and American Justice
Chapter 10: The Structure of The American Judiciary
Case #10: It’s Never Too Late for Justice: The Prosecution of Edgar Ray Killen
Chapter 11: Trials, Juries and Judgment
Case #11: America in Black and White: The Celebrity Trial of O.J. Simpson
Chapter 12: The Workings of the Court
Case #12: Bargaining for Justice: Bordenkircher v. HayesPart V - Punishment and Social Inequality
Chapter 13: The Justice of SentencingCase #13: The Crime of Punishment: The Story of Kemba SmithChapter 14: Inside the Prison WorldCase 14: Surviving Time: The Case of Rubin “Hurricane” CarterChapter 15: Community and Corrections
Case 15: Making Parole in California
The new edition of this groundbreaking text makes, yet again, an important pedagogical contribution to the field. Indeed, there is no other book like it, and the topics covered are timely and of great interest to students and faculty. It should be in the libraries of all of us who teach criminology and criminal justice.
— Walter S. DeKeseredy, West Virginia University
An extraordinarily effective textbook that, by bringing to life a series of key criminal justice cases, provides students with an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the role of law in attempting (not always successfully) to achieve justice in the United States. As was the case with the previous edition, Carolyn Boyes-Watson once again has written a book that will challenge and fully engage the best students while remaining fully accessible to all students. It is, in my opinion, an indispensable teaching tool.
— William P. Schaefer, Hofstra University
This book is accompanied by a learning package designed to enhance the experience of both instructors and students. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Takes a Justice Studies approach to the U.S. criminal justice system, asking the question “What is justice?”Integrates analysis of race, class, gender, and powerIncludes critical discussion questions, in-class exercises, review and study questions, and key terms for each chapterWeb resources direct students to explore issues in more depth and may be used for class assignmentsWell suited to a range of course formats, including large and small lectures, as well as online coursesThird edition features new material throughout and has been streamlined for more effective teaching and learningA complimentary Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank written by Carolyn Boyes-Watson are available. Contact email@example.com for details.
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