Who Shaped the American Criminal Justice System?

Innovators and Pioneers (First Edition)
James Windell
Paperback, 338 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-1300-0 ©2018
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    Who Shaped the American Criminal Justice System? Innovators and Pioneers features the work of seminal thinkers such as Founding Father James Madison, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover, and famed attorney Clarence Darrow, the defense lawyer in the Scopes Monkey Trial.

    The thoughts and writing of these contributors to the American tradition of criminal justice enlighten readers about its long history, and provide insight into the biases that are inherent within a system that dates back to 1619. Students learn about key figures in law enforcement, corrections, the courts, popular culture, and criminological theory, whose personal biographies are intertwined with their criminal justice achievements.

    Each section of the text features a bulleted summary to support retention, a list of references for further study, and questions to facilitate discussion or serve as writing prompts. With a fresh approach that enhances the human interest side of the subject matter while providing foundational information Who Shaped the American Criminal Justice System is well-suited to courses in American legal history, criminal justice, and criminology.

    James Windell is a former court clinical psychologist and family therapist who has worked extensively in the criminal justice system with both juvenile and adult offenders. He is an adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University and a lecturer at Oakland University, and has taught courses in criminal and juvenile justice and criminological theory. A prolific author, Mr. Windell has written more than twenty five books, including The Everything Child Psychology and Development Book and The American Criminal Justice System. His weekly column on parenting and raising children was featured in newspapers across the country for more than thirty years.
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