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Handbook of Issues in Criminal Justice Reform in the United States

  • The first handbook to holistically examine issues in criminal justice reform from various perspectives

  • Includes the voices of scholars form policing, criminology, law, sociology, and psychology

  • Provides research-supported recommendations from experts in the field as a resource to those working in criminal justice reform

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Table of contents (37 chapters)

  1. Supervision and Reentry

    1. Prisoner Reentry Programs

      • Damon M. Petrich, Francis T. Cullen, Heejin Lee, Alexander L. Burton
      Pages 335-363
    2. The Pendulum of Community Supervision: The Emergence of RNR, Working Alliance, and Motivational Factors as a Means to Improve Supervision

      • C. J. Appleton, Benjamin J. Mackey, Sarah Skidmore, JoAnn S. Lee, Faye S. Taxman
      Pages 365-397
  2. Treatment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 419-419
    2. A History of Psychological Treatment in the Criminal Justice System

      • Liam E. Marshall, Rebecca Fisico
      Pages 421-441
    3. New Directions in the Treatment of Justice-Involved Individuals with Severe Mental Illness

      • Daniel Samost, Junseon Hwang, Philip T. Yanos
      Pages 443-462
    4. Trauma-Informed Treatment Practices in Criminal Justice Settings

      • Jill S. Levenson, David S. Prescott, Gwenda M. Willis
      Pages 483-502
    5. Education Programs

      • Valerie A. Clark
      Pages 503-516
    6. Treatment of Juvenile Offenders: Toward Multisystemic Risk and Resource Management

      • Yasmin Ali, Amanda C. Benjamin, Mark R. Fondacaro
      Pages 517-540
    7. Therapy with Exonerated Clients: Domains of Need

      • Kirk Heilbrun, Claire Lankford, Sarah Fishel, Jennifer Schwartz
      Pages 541-558
    8. The Role of the Criminal Justice System in Substance Abuse Treatment

      • Holly Ventura Miller, Kristina M. Lopez
      Pages 559-580
  3. Alternatives to Incarceration

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 581-581
    2. Prevention and Criminal Justice Reform

      • Alexandra Ponce de Leon-LeBec, Mark R. Fondacaro
      Pages 583-598
    3. Prosecutorial Diversion Programs

      • Leon Sawh, Charlotte N. Goff, Matthew W. Epperson
      Pages 621-635
    4. Mental Health Courts

      • Karen A. Snedker
      Pages 659-684
    5. Alternatives to Youth Incarceration

      • Anthony Petrosino, Trevor Fronius, Justine Zimiles
      Pages 685-700

About this book

This handbook provides a holistic and comprehensive examination of issues related to criminal justice reform in the United States from a multidisciplinary perspective.  Divided into five key domains of reform in the criminal justice system, it analyzes: 

- Policing

- Policy and sentencing

- Reentry

- Treatment

- Alternatives to incarceration

Each section provides a history and overview of the domain within the criminal justice system, followed by chapters discussing issues integral to reform. The volume emphasizes decreasing incarceration and minimizing racial, ethnic and economic inequalities. Each section ends with tangible recommendations, based on evidence-based approaches for reform.

Of interest to researchers, scholars, activists and policy makers, this unique volume offers a pathway for the future of criminal justice reform in the United States.

 

Keywords

  • criminal justice reform
  • mass incarceration
  • policing
  • sentencing
  • parole
  • probation
  • alternatives to incarceration
  • prisoner reentry

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, USA

    Elizabeth Jeglic, Cynthia Calkins

About the editors

Elizabeth L. Jeglic Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.  Her research interests include sexual violence prevention and evidence based public policy. .  She is the Associate Editor of Sexual Abuse and is on the editorial board of Psychology, Public Policy and the Law and a fellow of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the American Psychology and Law Society. She has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters on areas related to the criminal justice system. 

Cynthia Calkins Ph.D. is also a Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Her work uses empirical evidence to examine sex offender policy and prevent sexual violence.  She teaches classes in law and psychology and sexual violence.   She has published over 80 journal articles and book chapters and does regular evaluations for the courts.  She is also on the editorial board of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment and Psychology, Crime, and Law.  She is an editor of the APA monitor’s Judicial Notebook column.  Last, she is a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the American Psychology and Law Society.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-77565-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)