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Cole, George F. 1935-

Overview
Works: 76 works in 256 publications in 1 language and 7,974 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Juvenile works  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: KF9223, 345.7305
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The American system of criminal justice by George F Cole ( Book )
50 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book, which is intended to be used as a textbook in an introductory course in criminal justice in America, covers the criminal justice process, the police, the courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. From defining what behavior is labeled criminal to deciding the fate of offenders who are caught, the process of criminal justice is a social process subject to many influences other than written law. In introducing the study of this process, the three chapters of part one of this book provide a broad framework for analyzing how American society -- through its police, courts, and corrections -- attempts to deal with criminal behavior. The three chapters of part two examine the police as the key unit of the criminal justice system, as it confronts crime in the community. One chapter traces the history of policing and reviews its functions and organization. A second chapter explores the daily operations of the police, and the third chapter analyzes current issues and trends in policing. In part three, five chapters examine the process by which guilt is determined in accordance with the law's requirements, as well as the processes and underlying philosophies of the punishment that further separates the convicted from the acquitted. An overview of the court is followed by discussions of prosecution and defense, pretrial processes, trial and posttrial processes, and punishment and sentencing. The five chapters of part four address how the American criminal justice system deals with those who are convicted and sentenced. The chapters discuss how various influences have molded the way American society manages those who violate its laws. Topics considered include community corrections (probation and intermediate sanctions); prisons (their goals and management); prison society; and release and supervision in the community. Part five is a single chapter on the juvenile justice system. Following an overview of youth crime in the United States, the development of juvenile justice is traced, followed by a profile of the juvenile justice system and the juvenile justice process. Some juvenile justice problems and perspectives are identified, and the parameters of the debate on whether juvenile offenders should be tried as adults are outlined. Study aids are provided for each chapter
Criminal justice: law and politics by George F Cole ( Book )
30 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the theme that criminal justice involves a relationship between law and politics operating in an administrative system, essays are presented on politics and the administration of justice, police, prosecution, defense attorneys, courts, corrections, and policy and reform. Articles on politics and the administration of justice treat values supporting the 'due process' and 'crime control' models of the criminal justice process; the links between criminals, the police, and political leaders in one city and what it is like to be arrested and charged with a crime in America based on one person's experience. Essays on the police examine the use of police discretion, a sketch of the policeman's 'working personality, ' and politics and the police. The chapters focusing on prosecution consider prosecutorial discretion and the nature and effects of plea bargaining, and essays dealing with defense attorneys discuss how the common interests of the defense and prosecution regarding trial avoidance ignore defendants' rights, the inadequacies of the public defender system, and social control in the adversary system. In the section on courts, essays deal with a description of one morning in the Boston Municipal Court, sentences and other sanctions, the effect of one judge's values on his sentencing, and urban politics and policy and their effect on criminal courts. Corrections articles examine the nature and defects of imprisonment, the quasi-judicial role of the probation officer, and the dilemma of parole decisionmaking. Essays on policy and reform discuss perceptions of crime, judicial reform, and correctional policy. Notes are provided for each essay, with suggested readings provided for some. Where research is involved, tabular data are provided
Major criminal justice systems ( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2000 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics and the administration of justice by George F Cole ( Book )
11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crime and capital punishment by Robert H Loeb ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of the history of capital punishment, theories on the causes of crime and the deterrent effects of punitive actions, and the moral and legal principles involved
Criminal justice in America by George F Cole ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prison violence by Albert Kircidel Cohen ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Papers presented at a conference co-sponsored by the Corrections Program of the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Dept. of Correction held May 30 to June 1, 1975, at the New England Center, Durham, N.H
Micropolitics; individual and group level concepts by John H Kessel ( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abortion and protection of the human fetus : legal problems in a cross-cultural perspective ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International law on protection of the fetus by Dinah Shelton
American corrections by Todd R Clear ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American corrections by Todd R Clear ( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American corrections by Todd R Clear ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American corrections by Todd R Clear ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American corrections by Todd R Clear ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American corrections by Todd R Clear ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Todd R. Clear, one of the country's leading experts in the study of corrections, George F. Cole, considered by many as the 'founding father' of modern criminal justice study, and new co-author Michael D. Reisig, combine talents for the new Seventh Edition of the market-leading AMERICAN CORRECTIONS. A great author team, Clear's expertise in corrections complements Cole's organizational view of the system and fresh perspectives offered by Reisig. Together, they present a well-rounded, balanced approach to corrections. AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Seventh Edition takes a sociological and humanistic approach to corrections. The text treats institutional and community sanctions in a balanced fashion and offers a look at the system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender. It also presents the concept of corrections as a "system" of interconnected organizations and carries this theme throughout the book. From a more practical standpoint, many find this text appealing because it provides comprehensive coverage without overwhelming students. At 22 chapters and 592 pages, it is very compatible with standard semester-long courses
American corrections by Todd R Clear ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American corrections by Todd R Clear ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Practices and attitudes of trial court judges regarding fines as a criminal sanction : executive summary ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American corrections by Todd R Clear ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American corrections by Todd R Clear ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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