Skip to content
Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist
Out-of-Control Criminal Justice

Out-of-Control Criminal Justice
The Systems Improvement Solution for More Safety, Justice, Accountability, and Efficiency

£74.99

  • Date Published: November 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107161696

£ 74.99
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Out-of-Control Criminal Justice shows that our system of criminal justice is broken; it is out of control. The author writes that a research-based strategy is needed that builds on the insights of those who work within criminal justice or are affected by it. Such a strategy must entail continuous evaluation and improvement, so that what works can be expanded and what does not can be eliminated. Out-of-Control Criminal Justice identifies how systems problems plague our criminal justice systems. It then presents a comprehensive strategy for bringing these systems under control to reduce crime, to increase justice and accountability, and to do so at less cost. The strategy can be used, too, to create greater responsiveness to victims and communities, effectiveness in reducing racial and ethnic disparities, and understanding of the causes and consequences of crime. After describing this new approach, the book identifies the tools needed to implement a systems solution to create a safer and more just society.

    • Identifies how systems problems contribute to more crime, injustice, a lack of accountability, and inefficiency
    • Shows how criminal justice operates as a system and how changes to any one part affects all others
    • Presents a comprehensive strategy for improving systems of criminal justice
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    ''Criminal justice system' - no phrase is more often voiced and less often understood. In a remarkable scholarly achievement, Daniel P. Mears rectifies this knowledge gap, illuminating what makes our current system 'out-of-control' and offering theoretically informed and evidence-based ideas on how to fix it. Comprehensive in scope and clearly written, this volume should sit on every criminologist's shelf and be assigned in any course that seeks to understand and improve criminal justice.' Francis T. Cullen, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

    'No one writes more clearly or persuasively about the current state of the criminal justice system than Daniel P. Mears. Out-of-Control Criminal Justice is carefully grounded in a systems approach to the diagnosis of the problem and its solution. Every serious student of the criminal justice system, including practitioners and politicians, should pay careful attention to this work. This book has the potential to be truly transformative.' Scott Decker, Foundation Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

    'Award-winning writer and criminologist Daniel P. Mears has done it again! In Out-of-Control Criminal Justice, he has given us a piercing, deliberative road-map for taking back our criminal justice system and delivering the crime reduction and justice - and, yes, cost savings - that American citizens expect and politicians and policymakers need to make good on.' Brandon C. Welsh, Professor of Criminology, Northeastern University, Massachusetts and editor of Experimental Criminology: Prospects for Advancing Science and Public Policy

    'Critics are often quick to point out the failures of American criminal justice policy, including mass incarceration, mandatory sentencing, and tough-on-crime judges and prosecutors. Rarely do they direct us to viable solutions. This is where Dan Mears parts company with most. In Out-of-Control Criminal Justice, Mears provides a framework for comprehensive, systemic, evidence-based policy change premised on a systems-focused view of criminal justice. Mears has provided the key missing piece for implementing true, comprehensive change in an extraordinarily complex criminal justice system. The promise of this approach is enhanced public safety, accountability, and cost efficiency. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in fundamental change in the American criminal justice system, including policy analysts, policy makers, practitioners, researchers, criminal justice experts, academics, and students of criminal justice.' William R. Kelly, University of Texas, Austin

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107161696
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 159 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: out-of-control criminal justice
    2. Systems problems are not specific to crime and justice
    3. What is a system?
    4. The criminal justice system
    5. The systems improvement solution for safety, justice, accountability, and efficiency
    6. Benefits of the systems improvement solution and pitfalls to avoid in implementing it
    7. Conclusion: criminal justice under control.

  • Author

    Daniel P. Mears, Florida State University
    Daniel P. Mears is the Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology at Florida State University. He has published widely, including over 100 articles and two books, including the award-winning book, American Criminal Justice Policy (Cambridge, 2010). His research studies and federally funded projects have examined a diverse range of crime and justice issues. And his views have been cited in such media outlets as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today. Previously, he served as a Senior Research Associate at the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center and as a Peace Corps Volunteer and a program counselor working with adolescents.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×