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Routledge Handbook of Social, Economic, and Criminal Justice

1st Edition

Edited by Cliff Roberson


384 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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This authoritative volume explores different perspectives on economic and social justice and the challenges presented by and within the criminal justice system. It critically discusses key concerns involved in realizing economic and social justice, including systemic issues in economic and social justice, issues related to organizations and social institutions, special issues regarding specific populations, and a review of national and international organizations that promote economic justice. Addressing more than just the ideology and theory underlying economic and social justice, the book presents chapters with practical examples and research on how economic and social justice might be achieved within the criminal justice systems of the world. With contributions from leading scholars around the globe, this book is an essential reference for scholars with an interest in economic and social justice from a wide range of disciplines, including criminal justice and criminology as well as sociology, social work, public policy, and law.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Criminal and Economic Justice

1. Violence Against Women as a Social Justice Issue

by Nicole Wilkes

2. Decriminalizing Poverty

by Erin Grant

3. Key Theories of Justice

by Melissa Thorne and Robert D. Hanser

4. Can Justice Reinvestment Deliver Social Justice?

by Kevin Wong

Part II: Justice in Specific Situations

5. Equal Pay, the Wage Gap, and Sexual Harassment

by Shelly Clevenger and Brittany Acquaviva

6. Death Penalty and the Poor

by Amanda K. Cox

7. Education Inequality in America

by Dwayne Roberson

8. Police Power and Human Rights

by Jason Jolicoeur

9. Bias-Based Policing and Racial Profiling

by Ralph E. Ioimo

10. Police Performance Management and Social Justice

by John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman

11. Sexual Assault at the Margins: Recognizing the Experiences of Male Survivors

by Jordana N. Navarro

12. Importance of Language and Communication for Social Justice

by Tamara L. Wilkins

Part III: International and Transnational Issues

13. National Status/Immigration and Social Justice

by Robert D. Hanser

14. Juveniles and Social Justice in the United Kingdom

by Daniel Marshall

15. LGBQ People and Social Justice

by Nicole L. Asquith, Vanessa R. Panfil, and Angela Dwyer

16. American Indian Rights/Justice

by Larry French

17. Social Justice and Security Crisis in Mexico

by Elena Azaola

18. Punishment and Social Justice in Slovenia

by Benjamin Flander, Gorazd Mesko, and Matjaž Ambrož

Part IV: Criminal Justice and Social Status

19. Effective Assistance of Counsel

by Melanie Worsley and Michelle Watson

20. Age and Social Justice

by J. Harrison Watts

21. Transitioning to Social Justice: Transgender and Non-Binary Individuals

by Allyson Walker, Lori Sexton, Jace Valcore, Jennifer Sumner, and Aimee Wodda

22. Migrant Workers in Crop Agriculture and MeatPacking Industry

by Andrea Gómez Cervantes and Daniel Ryan Alvord

23. National and International Organizations That Promote and Protect Social Justice

by Kathryn Elvey and Danielle Marie Carkin

24. Systemic Effects of Privatization on Human Service Agencies

by Maren B. Trochmann

Part V: Government and Social Justice

25. 10 Key Elements to Enhance Procedural Justice in the Criminal Justice System

by Matthew O’Deane

26. Data Protection and the Right to Privacy Involved in Gathering and International Intelligence Exchange

by David Lowe

27. Social Justice Contextualized

by Jason Jolicoeur and Erin Grant

28. Waiving Juveniles to Criminal Court

by Jordan Papp

29. Mass Incarceration

by Ross Kleinstuber

30. Social Security Fraud Verses White-Collar Crime

by Petter Gottschalk and Lars Gunnesdal

31. No Hope: Life Without the Possibility of Parole

by Patricia Dahl

About the Editor

Cliff Roberson, LLM, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, and retired Professor of Criminology at California State University, Fresno, California. He has authored or co-authored over 60 books and texts on legal subjects. His previous academic experiences include Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Arkansas Tech University; Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Houston, Victoria; Director of Programs, National College of District Attorneys; Professor of Criminology and Director of Justice Center, California State University, Fresno; and Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, St. Edwards University. His nonacademic experience includes U.S. Marine Corps service as an infantry officer, trial and defense counsel and military judge as a marine judge advocate, and Director of the Military Law Branch, U.S. Marine Corps. Other legal employment experiences include Trial Supervisor, Office of State Counsel for Offenders, Texas Board of Criminal Justice, and judge pro tem in the California courts.

Roberson is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, U.S. Tax Court, Federal Courts in California and Texas, Supreme Court of Texas, and Supreme Court of California. He holds a PhD in Human Behavior from U.S. International University; an LLM in Criminal Law, Criminology, and Psychiatry from George Washington University; a JD from American University; a BA in Political Science from the University of Missouri; and one year of post-graduate study at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology