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Walker, Samuel, 1942-. Criminal justice, Administration of. Publisher. New York : Oxford University Press.
Criminal justice in America, Walker argues, is unusually responsive to popular opinion, and while that . In the first general history of the American criminal justice system, Professor Walker (Criminal Justice, Univ
Criminal justice in America, Walker argues, is unusually responsive to popular opinion, and while that seems consistent with popular democracy, it leads to corruption, political control of ""justice,"" and the ""delegated vigilantism"" of police brutality and behind-the-walls prison abuse. Moreover, with its wide allowances for informal ""discretion,"" American criminal justice has always been administered arbitrarily and capriciously in the interests of those in power. In the first general history of the American criminal justice system, Professor Walker (Criminal Justice, Univ
Walker, Samuel, 1942-. American journal of criminal justice. by: Uglow, Steve Published: (2002). Criminal justice ethics. Issues in the sociology of criminal justice. by: Olson, Sheldon R Published: (1975).
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Samuel Walker’s Criminal Justice Books. It is widely used in criminal justice and sociology courses across the county. Popular Justice: A History of American Criminal Justice, 2nd ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998). In print since 1980, Popular Justice remains the best history of American criminal justice, from the colonial period up through today. Taming the System: The Control of Discretion in Criminal Justice, 1950-1990 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993).
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Now in its second edition, Popular Justice has been completely revised to include the most recent scholarship on crime and justice. Walker has updated his analysis of the history of American criminal justice and explores the tension between popular passions and the rule of law. He examines changing patterns in criminal activity, the institutional development of the system of criminal justice, and the major issues concerning the administration of justice. Timely and comprehensive, this text will be useful for courses in criminal justice, legal history, and criminology.