The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

Michael Tonry

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The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Justice provides a comprehensive introduction to and an overview of the operation of the American criminal justice system. It is divided into five sections covering the purposes and functions of the system, its problems and priorities, and its main institutionspolice and policing, prosecution and sentencing, and community and institutional corrections. This text brings together a mix of established, senior scholars and up-and-coming writers to provide authoritative contributions on hot-button topics, from the justice system's handling of immigration and terrorism to racial profiling, parole, and re-entry, as well as bread-and-butter issues like incapacitation, jails, drugs, and police strategy. As countries vary substantially in the detailed operation of some agencies and few scholars have detailed knowledge of the operation of two or more countries' systems, the focus is principally, though not exclusively, on the American justice system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages1008
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940257
ISBN (Print)9780195395082
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012


  • American criminal justice system
  • Community
  • Immigration
  • Institutional corrections
  • Parole
  • Policing
  • Prosecuting
  • Racial profiling
  • Sentencing
  • Terrorism


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