Kids for Cash

Author: William Ecenbarger
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595586841
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

Investigates the "kids for cash" scandal that saw Judge Mark A. Ciavarella hand down unusually harsh sentences to delinquent teenagers, ordering that they be sent to a detention facility in which he had a financial stake.

Kids for Cash

Author: William Ecenbarger
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595586841
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

Investigates the "kids for cash" scandal that saw Judge Mark A. Ciavarella hand down unusually harsh sentences to delinquent teenagers, ordering that they be sent to a detention facility in which he had a financial stake.

Critical Issues in Crime and Justice

Author: Mary Maguire
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483355252
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Social Science

A comprehensive, provocative overview of the origins and present state of issues and perspectives in criminal justice and criminology from leading scholars in the field In this important book of essays, leading scholars explore the gamut of topics in criminal justice and criminology, examining both historical and contemporary material to illustrate the past and present of each topic covered. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Mary Maguire and Dan Okada illustrate the breadth of research, policy, and practice implications in key areas of the field, such as crime theory, law enforcement, jurisprudence, corrections, and criminal justice organization and management. . The coverage of concepts, insights, voices, and perspectives is geared toward students with a background in criminal justice or criminology courses to challenge them to synthesize what they have learned, to question standard interpretations, and to begin to create new directions and visions for their future careers as professionals in the field.

Juvenile Justice Sourcebook

Author: Wesley T Church, II
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199324620
Release Date: 2014-02-28
Genre: Social Science

Several million reported and unreported delinquent acts take place each year. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, juvenile delinquency, acting-out and oppositional behavior, illegal drugs, guns, and youth violence are pervasive throughout American society. Juvenile Justice Sourcebook is the first comprehensive volume devoted exclusively to the biopsychosocial assessment, police and juvenile court processing, and institutional and community-based treatment and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders. The overriding objective of this sourcebook is to trace the tremendous progress achieved toward resolving juvenile justice issues, dilemmas, and controversies, while providing futuristic visions for the juvenile justice field. Each chapter, authored by preeminent expert practitioners and researchers, explores topics ranging from innovative counseling and multisystemic programs, to restorative justice, to rehabilitation programs such as aggression replacement training, wilderness programs, family treatment, substance abuse treatment, restitution, and aftercare. This volume, grounded in history and exhaustive research, presents the latest evidence-based policies, programs, and innovative treatment alternatives. Examining the entire juvenile justice system, including juvenile law, policies, practices, and research, the Juvenile Justice Sourcebook will be invaluable to all juvenile justice practitioners, policy analysts, researchers, and students.

Tulia

Author: Nate Blakeslee
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9780786735464
Release Date: 2006-09-12
Genre: History

In the summer of 1999, in the tiny west Texas town of Tulia, thirty-nine people, almost all of them black, were arrested and charged with dealing powdered cocaine. The operation, a federally-funded investigation performed in cooperation with the local authorities, was based on the work of one notoriously unreliable undercover officer. At trial, the prosecution relied almost solely on the uncorroborated, and contradictory, testimony of that officer, Tom Coleman. Despite the flimsiness of the evidence against them, virtually all of the defendants were convicted and given sentences as high as ninety-nine years. Tom Coleman was named a Texas Lawman of the Year for his work.Tulia is the story of this town, the bust, the trials, and the heroic legal battle that ultimately led to the reversal of the convictions in the summer of 2003. Laws have been changed in Texas as a result of the scandal, and the defendants have earned a measure of bittersweet redemption. But the story is much bigger than the tale of just one bust. As Tulia makes clear, these events are the latest chapter in a story with themes as old as the country itself. It is a gripping, marvelously well-told tale about injustice, race, poverty, hysteria, and desperation in rural America.

Kids for Cash

Author: William Ecenbarger
Publisher:
ISBN: 1620970406
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Law

Investigates the "kids for cash" scandal that saw Judge Mark A. Ciavarella hand down unusually harsh sentences to delinquent teenagers, ordering that they be sent to a detention facility in which he had a financial stake.

To Die in Mexico

Author: John Gibler
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9780872865761
Release Date: 2013-09-18
Genre: History

On-the-ground reporting and behind-the-scene stories from Mexico's drug war by Mexico-based journalist, John Gibler.

Criminological Theory

Author: J. Robert Lilly
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483321875
Release Date: 2014-10-21
Genre: Social Science

Offering a rich introduction to how scholars analyze crime, Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences moves readers beyond a commonsense knowledge of crime to a deeper understanding of the importance of theory in shaping crime control policies. The Sixth Edition of the authors’ clear, accessible, and thoroughly revised text covers traditional and contemporary theory within a larger sociological and historical context. J. Robert Lilly, Francis T. Cullen, and Richard A. Ball include new sources that assess the empirical status of the major theories, as well as updated coverage of crime control policies and their connection to criminological theory.

Untouchable Flame

Author: Kemisha L. Swan
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781468598261
Release Date: 2012-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Untouchable Flame, a hundred and eighty page memoir, is an inspiring, true-life journey. It tells the story of a young girl born on the West Side of Chicago, who was often left by her parents, along with her siblings, in a dark, cold, rat-infested basement without food and proper clothing for weeks at a time, waiting for their mother to return from her drug induced gambits to care for them. Terrified by the nightly visits from two of her relatives, who began molesting her at the age of seven, this young girl was forced to turn to the only person she could trust: her poor, disabled grandmother, who despite her lack of education and advantages, taught the children in her care how to pray and believe in God. The children's faith in God was sorely tested when a tragedy happened, killing both her grandmother and step-grandfather. With no one to confide in, and traumatized by the tragic death of her grandparents, the author and her five siblings were placed into different foster homes, shelters, and group homes over the course of eighteen years. Untouchable Flame was written to touch the lives of thousands of people, who may have experienced the same kind of pain, and help them gain strength through the example of someone who was able to overcome great odds and eventually receive an education that allowed her to share her story.

Fighting Chance

Author: Jane Haddam
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781466848719
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Fiction

Gregor Demarkian grew up in the Armenian-American enclave in Philadelphia known as Cavanaugh Street. Even though he left to go to college, and then went on to a storied career in the famous Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI, he eventually returned to Cavanaugh Street after an early retirement. There he finds himself in a rapidly gentrifying urban neighborhood that still retains some of the friends, institutions, and flavor of the immigrant neighborhood he grew up in. Among them is his best friend, Father Tibor Kasparian, the parish priest of the local Armenian-Orthodox church, probably the most genuinely gentle soul that Demarkian has ever met. When Father Tibor is then arrested on murder charges, it tears at the very foundation of Demarkian's world. While Gregor has very strict rules about for whom and under what conditions he will consult, all those rules go by the wayside. In Fighting Chance, from award-winning author Jane Haddam, Demarkian is now a man possessed, and his one goal is to find out what really happened and who is really responsible for the murder Father Tibor is charged with.

Pennsylvania Stories Well Told

Author: William Ecenbarger
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439914656
Release Date: 2017-04-14
Genre: History

With a biting mix of wonder and pride, William Ecenbarger observes that in the quirky state of Pennsylvania, the town of Mauch Chunk changed its name to Jim Thorpe—even though the famous Indian athlete never set foot in it. A former journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, and author of the bestseller Kids for Cash, Ecenbarger has collected a dozen of his fascinating articles showcasing the Keystone State in Pennsylvania Stories—Well Told. He provides a history of the pencil, and considers why the first day of Pennsylvania’s deer hunting season—the world’s largest participatory sporting event—is an unofficial state holiday, closing schools and state offices. Ecenbarger also profiles George “Boom Boom” Zambelli, the internationally renowned pyrotechnic king, and goes driving with Pennsylvania native John Updike in rural Berks County, PA. Other fascinating tales unfold in Pennsylvania Stories, from an inspiring tale of Governor Bob Casey’s double organ transplant, to darker essays on the electric chair and the Ku Klux Klan, to a mile-by-mile appreciation of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. In these weird and wonderful stories, Ecenbarger highlights just what makes Pennsylvania both eccentric and great. His book is a delightfully intriguing read for natives and curious outsiders alike.

The Glass Castle

Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439156964
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Clinton Cash

Author: Peter Schweizer
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062659439
Release Date: 2016-07-26
Genre: Political Science

Most people assume that the Clintons amassed their considerable wealth through lucrative book deals and speaking gigs that sometimes paid as much as $750,000. But who paid these fees, and why? As Peter Schweizer reveals, the Clintons typically blur the lines between politics, philanthropy, and business. Consider the following: Bill flies into a third world country where he spends time in the company of a businessman. A deal is struck. Soon after, enormous contributions are made to the Clinton Foundation, while Bill is commissioned to deliver a series of highly paid speeches. Some of these deals require approval or review by the US government and fall within the purview of a powerful senator and secretary of state. Often the people involved are characters of a kind that an American ex-president (or the spouse of a sitting senator, secretary of state, or presidential candidate) should have nothing to do with. This blockbuster exposé reveals the mysterious multimillion-dollar Foundation gift from an obscure Indian politician that coincided with Senator Clinton’s reversal on the nuclear nonproliferation treaty; how Secretary of State Clinton was involved in allowing the transfer of what was projected to be 50 percent of US domestic uranium output to the Russian government; how multimillion-dollar contracts for Haiti disaster relief were awarded to donors and friends of Hillary and Bill . . . and more. Clinton Cash raises serious and alarming questions of judgment, of possible indebtedness to an array of foreign interests, and, ultimately, of fitness for high public office.

Human Trafficking Human Misery

Author: Alexis A. Aronowitz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275994815
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

This volume takes a global perspective and uses first-hand accounts and stories to examine the problem of human trafficking in its various manifestations around the world.

Corrupted

Author: Lisa Scottoline
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250027948
Release Date: 2015-10-27
Genre: Fiction

Bennie Rosato the founder of the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm hides her big heart beneath her tough-as-nails exterior and she doesn't like to fail. Now, a case from her past shows her how differently things might have turned out in Lisa Scottoline's New York Times bestseller, Corrupted. Thirteen years ago, Bennie Rosato took on Jason Lefkavick, a twelve-year-old boy who was sent to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully. Bennie couldn't free Jason, and to this day it's the case that haunts her. Jason has grown up in and out of juvenile prison, and his adulthood hasn't been any easier. Bennie no longer represents those accused of murder, but when Jason is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid, she sees no choice but to represent him. She doesn't know whether or not to believe his claims of innocence, but she knows she owes him for past failures-of the law, of the juvenile justice system, and of herself. Forced to relive the darkest period of her life, Bennie will do everything in her power to get the truth, and justice.