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Continuing the Struggle for Justice

Continuing the Struggle for Justice
100 Years of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Edited by:
  • Barry Krisberg - University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Susan Marchionna - Criminal Justice Communications Consultant, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, California, USA
  • Christopher Baird - National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD)

April 2007 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In October of 2006, NCCD will celebrate 100 years of excellence. This book is a collection of essays that represents the historic best of the NCCD Board and staff.
Part I: The Views From NCCD's Five Presidents
Charles L. Chute
1. Rational Crime Treatment
Will C. Turnbladh
2. A Critique of the Model Penal Code Sentencing Proposals
Joan Potter
3. Milton Rector: Forty Years of Reform (interview)
Diana R. Gordon
4. Doing Violence to the Crime Problem: A response to the Attorney General's Task Force
Barry Krisberg
5. Hate the Player and Hate the Game: The Politics of the War Against the Young
Part II: The Need for a Separate System of Justice for Children
Roscoe Pound
6. The Juvenile Court in the Service State
Sherwood Norman
7. The Youth Service Bureau: A Key Delinquency Prevention (Introduction)
Barry Krisberg
8. Safety and Welfare Review of the California Youth Authority
Orlando L. Martinez and Claus D. Tjaden
9. Creating Effective Juvenile Justice Systems
Part III: Alternatives to Mass Incarceration
Milton G. Rector
10. The Extravagance of Imprisonment
Allen Breed
11. The State of Corrections Today: A Triumph of Pluralistic Ignorance
Christopher Baird
12. The "Prisons Pays" Studies: Research or Ideology?
Don M. Gottfredson, Peter B. Hoffman, Maurice H. Sigler, and Leslie T. Wilkins
13. Making Paroling Policy Explicit
Norval Morris
14. Impediments to Penal Reform
Part IV: Breaking the Cycle of Violence
Christopher Baird, Dennis Wagner, Rod Caskey, and Deborah Neuenfeldt
15. The Michigan Structured Decision-Making System
Christopher Baird and Dennis Wagner
16. The Relative Validity of Actuarial and Consensus-Based Risk Assessment Systems
Raelene Freitag and Madeline Wordes-Noya
17. Improved Decision Making in Child Maltreatment Cases
Barry Krisberg and Carolyn Engel Temin
18. The Plight of Children Whose Parents Are in Prison
Part V: The Link Between Social Justice and Criminal Justice
Rose Matsui Ochi
19. Racial Discrimination in Criminal Sentencing
Patrick V. Murphy
20. Organizing for Community Policing
Marvin E. Wolfgang
21. Violence, U.S.A: Riots and Crime
Hubert G. Locke
22. The Color of Law and the Issue of Color: Race and the Abuse of Police Power
Anthony C. Thompson
23. Navigating the Hidden Obstacles to Ex-Offender Reentry
Kim Taylor-Thompson
24. Taking It to the Streets
Marvin E. Wolfgang
25. We Do Not Deserve to Kill
Part VI: Conclusion: Continuing the Struggle for Justice

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 6

Barry A. Krisberg

Barry Krisberg (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is a Senior Fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California, Berkeley Law School and a Lecturer in Residence at in the Juris Doctor Program at Berkeley Law. He is known nationally for his research and expertise on juvenile justice and corrections issues and is often called upon as a resource for professionals, foundations, and the media. Dr. Krisberg was appointed by the legislature to serve on the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Inmate Population Management. Past president and fellow of the Western Society of Criminology, he... More About Author

Susan Marchionna

Susan Marchionna has a varied background in writing, publications, and communications in the criminal justice field. She has most recently consulted with the Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at UC Berkeley on a number of projects, such as developing evidence-based policy and procedures for the San Francisco Adult Probation Department. Other Warren projects include a probation caseload survey, evaluations of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, and brief analyses on policing and crime in California cities. In addition, Susan has worked with the MOSS Group on publications projects related to PREA compliance... More About Author

S. Christopher Baird

Christopher Baird served as executive vice president of NCCD, directing the Midwest Office, from 1985 through 2010 and now serves as director of research. He has designed risk assessment, classification, and case management systems for child welfare, adult probation and parole, and juvenile justice systems. He developed and managed the National Institute of Corrections Model Probation and Parole program, which was implemented in 31 state agencies and hundreds of county probation departments throughout the United States. Chris served as principal investigator on two grants from the National Institute of Justice, including a comprehensive... More About Author

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