Social Insecurity: The Transformation of American Criminal Justice, 1965-2000

Platt, Anthony M.
March 2001
Social Justice;2001, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p138
Academic Journal
Focuses on the impact of social insecurity on the transformation of the criminal justice policies in the United States. Efforts of the government to provide justice and order in the country; Key elements in the transformation of the system; Revitalization of a progressive agenda on crime and punishment.


Related Articles

  • First do no harm: a look at correctional policies and programs today. MacKenzie, Doris // Journal of Experimental Criminology;Mar2013, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p1 

    Objectives: This paper reviews the historical changes in correctional policies and the impact these changes have had on the operations of corrections and correctional programs. Social changes and theoretical perspectives moved corrections away from a focus on rehabilitation to programs...

  • Managing Expectations: International Criminal Trials and the Prospects for Deterrence of Mass Atrocity. Cronin-Furman, Kate // International Journal of Transitional Justice;Nov2013, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p434 

    Despite high hopes that the proliferation of international justice mechanisms represents progress toward the maintenance of international peace and security, claims about the ability of prosecutions to prevent future atrocities remain largely unexamined. These claims rely on undertheorized...

  • LAS ACCIONES PREVENTIVAS POR DAÑOS CUMULATIVOS EN EL DERECHO INTERNACIONAL PÚBLICO. Illanes, Samuel Fernández // Revista Ars Boni et Aequi;2010, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p17 

    Some important Criminal law teachers have enunciated the existence of cumulative crimes, though each of them does not have punishment, or this one is minimal; but that its accumulation generates responsibility, which it should be sanctioned, in protection of the interests of the future...

  • Does It Really Work? Vrettos, Jim S. // Tikkun;May/Jun2010, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p31 

    The article presents the author's views on the effectiveness of fear-based crime prevention in criminal justice administration. He cites the ideology of professor David Kennedy concerning crime prevention that emphasizes individual choice and moral accountability without depending on harsh...

  • COMMUNITY JUSTICE FILES 6. Dominey, Jane // British Journal of Community Justice;Spring2004, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p73 

    The article presents various reports published in the previous issues of "Community Justice File 6" in Great Britain. The reports include "Managing Offenders, Changing Lives: Correctional Services," "Youth Justice 2004: A Review of the Reformed Youth Justice System" and "Victims and Witnesses:...

  • Back on the chain gang: Why the Eighth Amendment and the history of slavery proscribe the... Gorman, Tessa M. // California Law Review;Mar1997, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p441 

    Opinion. Claims that the resurgence of chain gangs in Alabama offend the Eighth Amendment's mandate against cruel and unusual punishments. History of slavery and chain gangs; Discussion of Alabama's chain gang; Explanation of the Eighth Amendment and its jurisprudence; Considerations in the...

  • Shaming criminals: A good idea?  // Current Events;2/17/97, Vol. 96 Issue 19, p3 

    Discusses the utilization of humiliation as a way of punishing some criminals such as drunk drivers and shoplifters. Advantages and disadvantages of public shaming; Public shaming critics' preference for community services than humiliation-sentences.

  • Between economics and sociology: The new path of deterrence. Kahan, Dan M. // Michigan Law Review;Aug97, Vol. 95 Issue 8, p2477 

    Examines the role of economics and sociology in the deterrence theory of criminal law in the United States. How law can be used to regulate norms; Information on the deterrence scholarship; Relationship between crime and the strength of social and civic associations; Power of the law to guide...

  • America: All locked up. Cannon, Carl M. // National Journal;8/15/98, Vol. 30 Issue 33, p1906 

    Criticizes the fairness of incarceration law in the United States. Positive effect of lengthy incarceration sentence on crime rates; Social implications of the national imprisonment policy; Evaluation on the effectiveness of increased incarceration punishment as a crime deterrent. INSETS:...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics