Global Perspectives on Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Global Perspectives on Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Michael Pittaro (American Military University, USA)
Release Date: June, 2021|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 380
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-6884-2
ISBN13: 9781799868842|ISBN10: 1799868842|EISBN13: 9781799868866|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799868859
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The often-tenuous relationship between law enforcement and communities of color, namely African Americans, has grown increasingly strained, and the call for justice has once again ignited the demand for criminal justice reform. Rebuilding the trust between the police and the citizens that they have sworn to protect and serve requires that criminal justice practitioners and educators collaborate with elected officials and commit to an open, ongoing dialogue on the most challenging issues that remain unresolved but demand collective attention and support. Reform measures are not limited to policing policies and practices, but rather extend throughout the criminal justice system. There is no denying that the criminal justice system as we know it is flawed, but not beyond repair.

Global Perspectives on Reforming the Criminal Justice System provides in-depth and current research about the criminal justice system around the world, its many inadequacies, and why it urgently needs reformation. Offering a fully fleshed outline of the current system, this book details the newest research and is incredibly important to fully understand the flaws of the criminal justice system across the globe. The goals of this book are to improve and advance the criminal justice system by addressing the glaring weaknesses within the system and discuss potential reforms including decreasing the prison population (decarceration) and improving police/community relations. Highlighting topics that include accountability, community-oriented policing, ethics, and mass incarceration, this book is ideal for law enforcement officers, trainers/educators, government officials, policymakers, correctional officers, court officials, professionals, researchers, academicians, and students in the fields of criminal justice, criminology, sociology, psychology, addictions, mental health, social work, public policy, and public administration.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Accountability
  • Body Cameras
  • Community Relationships
  • Community vs. Institutional Corrections
  • Community-Oriented Policing
  • Correctional Reform
  • Ethics
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Perceptions of Law Enforcement
  • Police Misconduct
  • Police Reform
  • Policing Strategies
  • Procedural Justice
  • Recidivism
  • Rehabilitation
  • School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • Transformative Justice Resolution
  • Use of Force
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