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Best New Titles: Criminal Justice

Discover some of our subject librarians' favorite new reference titles in our "Best New Titles" series. Each week you will find a variety of selected reference titles from our New Books display that are specific to one subject area. This week, we focus on Cathy Dwyer's picks for Criminal Justice.

Intelligence-Led Policing

Intelligence-Led Policing introduces the concept to students, practitioners, and scholars of "policing, criminal intelligence and crime analysis." The volume explains the origins and aims of intelligence-led policing while also comparing it with other conceptual models of policing, such as the standard model and community policing.

Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy

Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy will be an essential for students taking courses on crime, public policy, and crime prevention. This volume provides research evidence and policing strategies for a variety of criminal justice issues such as: problem-oriented policing, community corrections, delinquency, drug sentencing, and more.

  • Blomberg, T.G., Brancale, J.M., Beaver, K.M., & Bales, W.D. (Eds.). (2016). Advancing criminology and criminal justice policy. New York: Routledge.
    Dewey Library / HV6025 .A358 2016

Why American Prisons Fail: How to Fix Them Without Spending More Money (Maybe Less)

Why American Prisons Fail: How to Fix Them Without Spending More Money (Maybe Less) explains contemporary issues facing our corrections system. The authors give both an academic and intimate examination and discussion of the causes of mass incarceration, alternative prison models, and more while also including solutions to the issues discussed within.

  • Paxson, P., & Watson, G.H. (2016). Why American prisons fail: how to fix them without spending more money (maybe less). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.
    Dewey Library / HV9471 .P39 2016

Handbook on Prisons

Handbook on Prisons contains chapters written not only by professionals in the field, but also ex-prisoners, prison governors, prison inspectors, and others who have worked with prisoners. The volume covers topics ranging from prison design to therapeutic communities, offering an essential overview for students, academics, and practitioners.

Need Additional Assistance?

Help is available! Contact Cathy Dwyer, Subject Librarian for Criminal Justice, at (518) 442-3698, - or drop by during Cathy's office hours, held weekly on Mondays from 4-7pm.

Blog Created By: Kristen Thornton-De Stafeno
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