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Judicial policy making in the modern state : how the courts reformed America's prisons

Author: Malcolm Feeley; Edward L Rubin
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge criminology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Investigates the role of federal judges in prison reform, and policy making in general.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Feeley; Edward L Rubin
ISBN: 0521593530 9780521593533
OCLC Number: 39730697
Description: xv, 490 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction; Part I. The Case of Judicial Prison Reform: 2. An overview of judicial prison reform; 3. Two classic prison reform cases: Arkansas and Texas; 4. Three variations on a theme: the Colorado penitentiary, the Santa Clara county jails and Marion penitentiary; Part II. The Theory of Judicial Policy-Making: 5. Defining the problem, identifying the goal, and rejecting the principle of federalism; 6. Creating doctrine, choosing solutions and transforming the rule of law; 7. Implementing the solution, muddling through and ignoring the separation of powers principle; 8. Conclusion; 9. CODA: assessing the successes of judicial prison reform.
Series Title: Cambridge criminology series.
Responsibility: Malcolm M. Feeley, Edward L. Rubin.

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