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Problem-Solving Courts: An International Comparison

James L. Nolan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Courts and Procedure; Corrections. 11354 words.

This article assesses the success of “therapeutic jurisprudence,” which is placed in the setting of problem-solving courts. Some examples of these problem-solving courts are domestic...

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Procedural Rights in Juvenile Courts

Barry C. Feld.

in The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice

December 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice; Courts and Procedure. 12675 words.

This article examines the “law on the books” and the “law in action” in juvenile courts. It analyzes developmental psychological research on juveniles' competence to exercise rights. It...

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Procedure at Sentencing

Nancy J. King.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Courts and Procedure. 7940 words.

This article discusses the procedural rules that are present at sentencing decisions across the United States. It observes that there is a gap of constitutional law that is applied to...

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Prosecution

Candace McCoy.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Courts and Procedure. 15871 words.

This article seeks to urge scholars and policymakers alike to examine the questions: “Why is prosecution organized like it is, and why does it operate like it does?” Section I discusses...

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Public Prosecution in Japan

John O. Haley.

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: International and Comparative Criminology; Courts and Procedure. 10689 words.

This article discusses the role of public prosecution in Japan’s exemplary record of crime prevention. It begins with an overview of the tripartite process of public prosecution in Japan...

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Race, Ethnicity, and Punishment

Michael Tonry.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Prisons and Jails; Courts and Procedure. 11807 words.

This article reflects on the realities of race, crime, and punishment in the United States. It focuses on the damage caused on African Americans by the “War on Drugs” that started during...

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Racial Disparities in Prosecution, Sentencing, and Punishment

Cassia Spohn.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

January 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Courts and Procedure. 13357 words.

Issues of racial and ethnic disparity in the criminal justice system continues to provoke controversy and spark debate. It is clear that the overt discrimination that characterized the...

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Restorative Justice as Evidence-Based Sentencing

Lawrence W. Sherman and Heather Strang.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime; Corrections; Courts and Procedure. 13617 words.

This article takes a look at the conclusions from twenty years of restorative justice (RJ) innovations and their status as of 2011. The discussion is primarily concerned with the...

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Risk Assessment

Christopher Slobogin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

April 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Corrections; Prisons and Jails; Courts and Procedure. 8657 words.

This article examines risk assessment, which is defined as the identification of “risk” and “protective” factors that make involvement in crimes more or less likely. It lists the available...

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The Role of Popular Justice in U.S. History

Elizabeth Dale.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

May 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Courts and Procedure. 7453 words.

This essay argues that popular justice must be understood as an integral (and disturbing) part of the legal and constitutional history of the United States. To explore that idea, this essay...

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