Cole, George F. 1935-
Most widely held works by George F Cole
The American system of criminal justice by George F Cole ( Book )
26 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 1,065 libraries worldwide
This book, which is intended to be used as a textbook in an introductory course in criminal justice in America, covers the criminal justice process, the police, the courts, corrections, and the juvenile justice system. From defining what behavior is labeled criminal to deciding the fate of offenders who are caught, the process of criminal justice is a social process subject to many influences other than written law. In introducing the study of this process, the three chapters of part one of this book provide a broad framework for analyzing how American society -- through its police, courts, and corrections -- attempts to deal with criminal behavior. The three chapters of part two examine the police as the key unit of the criminal justice system, as it confronts crime in the community. One chapter traces the history of policing and reviews its functions and organization. A second chapter explores the daily operations of the police, and the third chapter analyzes current issues and trends in policing. In part three, five chapters examine the process by which guilt is determined in accordance with the law's requirements, as well as the processes and underlying philosophies of the punishment that further separates the convicted from the acquitted. An overview of the court is followed by discussions of prosecution and defense, pretrial processes, trial and posttrial processes, and punishment and sentencing. The five chapters of part four address how the American criminal justice system deals with those who are convicted and sentenced. The chapters discuss how various influences have molded the way American society manages those who violate its laws. Topics considered include community corrections (probation and intermediate sanctions); prisons (their goals and management); prison society; and release and supervision in the community. Part five is a single chapter on the juvenile justice system. Following an overview of youth crime in the United States, the development of juvenile justice is traced, followed by a profile of the juvenile justice system and the juvenile justice process. Some juvenile justice problems and perspectives are identified, and the parameters of the debate on whether juvenile offenders should be tried as adults are outlined. Study aids are provided for each chapter.
American corrections by Todd R Clear ( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
Todd R. Clear, one of the country's leading experts in the study of corrections, George F. Cole, considered by many as the 'founding father' of modern criminal justice study, and new co-author Michael D. Reisig, combine talents for the new Seventh Edition of the market-leading AMERICAN CORRECTIONS. A great author team, Clear's expertise in corrections complements Cole's organizational view of the system and fresh perspectives offered by Reisig. Together, they present a well-rounded, balanced approach to corrections. AMERICAN CORRECTIONS, Seventh Edition takes a sociological and humanistic approach to corrections. The text treats institutional and community sanctions in a balanced fashion and offers a look at the system from the perspective of both the corrections worker and the offender. It also presents the concept of corrections as a "system" of interconnected organizations and carries this theme throughout the book. From a more practical standpoint, many find this text appealing because it provides comprehensive coverage without overwhelming students. At 22 chapters and 592 pages, it is very compatible with standard semester-long courses.
Major criminal justice systems ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Criminal justice : law and politics by George F Cole ( Book )
6 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Based on the theme that criminal justice involves a relationship between law and politics operating in an administrative system, essays are presented on politics and the administration of justice, police, prosecution, defense attorneys, courts, corrections, and policy and reform. Articles on politics and the administration of justice treat values supporting the 'due process' and 'crime control' models of the criminal justice process; the links between criminals, the police, and political leaders in one city and what it is like to be arrested and charged with a crime in America based on one person's experience. Essays on the police examine the use of police discretion, a sketch of the policeman's 'working personality,' and politics and the police. The chapters focusing on prosecution consider prosecutorial discretion and the nature and effects of plea bargaining, and essays dealing with defense attorneys discuss how the common interests of the defense and prosecution regarding trial avoidance ignore defendants' rights, the inadequacies of the public defender system, and social control in the adversary system. In the section on courts, essays deal with a description of one morning in the Boston Municipal Court, sentences and other sanctions, the effect of one judge's values on his sentencing, and urban politics and policy and their effect on criminal courts. Corrections articles examine the nature and defects of imprisonment, the quasi-judicial role of the probation officer, and the dilemma of parole decisionmaking. Essays on policy and reform discuss perceptions of crime, judicial reform, and correctional policy. Notes are provided for each essay, with suggested readings provided for some. Where research is involved, tabular data are provided.
Politics and the administration of justice by George F Cole ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
Crime and capital punishment by Robert H Loeb ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of the history of capital punishment, theories on the causes of crime and the deterrent effects of punitive actions, and the moral and legal principles involved.
Prison violence ( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Criminal justice : law and politics ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Micropolitics; individual and group level concepts by John H Kessel ( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Major criminal justice systems : a comparative survey ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
The criminal justice system : politics and policies ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
[This] book's fundamental premise: the link between law, politics, and public policy must be understood to accurately grasp the workings of the criminal justice system. [It] bring[s] you the classics that help[s] illustrate the nexus between policy and politics, and reconcile some of these works with as sampling of the latest research. [It also] address[es] the influence or impact of a culturally defining moment like 9/11, and how it shapes our institutions and laws.-Pref.
Abortion and protection of the human fetus : legal problems in a cross-cultural perspective ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Criminal justice in America by George F Cole ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
[This book] is designed to serve those instructors who want a textbook that introduces students to the dynamics of the American system of criminal justice without overwhelming them ... Throughout the book, examples from today's headlines are used to link the concepts and information to real-life criminal justice situations ... Criminal justice is interdisciplinary, with criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science contributing to the field. The three themes of [this book]: public policy, social system, and American values, help to place the research contributions of these disciplines in a context that allows students to understand better the dynamics of criminal justice.-Pref.
The Practices and attitudes of trial court judges regarding fines as a criminal sanction : executive summary ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for prisoner grievances a reference manual for averting litigation by George F Cole ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Compliance with judicial orders methods of collecting and enforcing monetary sanctions : project monograph by Brian Lynch ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
The politics of prosecution: the decision to prosecute by George F Cole ( Book )
6 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Criminal justice in America : instructor's edition by George F Cole ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The American system of criminal justice, annotated instructor's edution by George F Cole ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The American system of criminal justice ( Serial )
in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Abortion--Law and legislation Canada Capital punishment Collective bargaining--Municipal employees Collective bargaining--State government employees Conference proceedings Connecticut Corrections Costs (Law) Court administration Court rules Courts--Officials and employees Crime Criminal courts Criminal justice, Administration of Criminal justice, Administration of--Political aspects Criminal law Criminal procedure Criminology Dispute resolution (Law) Fetus--Legal status, laws, etc. Fines (Penalties) History Indictments Judges--Attitudes Judicial process Jury Justice, Administration of Juvenile works Legal aid Legal assistance to the poor Mediation New York (State) Political science Prison administration Prisoners--Legal status, laws, etc. Prison violence Procedure (Law) Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) Prosecution Prostitution Public prosecutors Punishment in crime deterrence Sentences (Criminal procedure) Textbooks Trial practice Unborn children (Law) United States Victims of crimes Washington (State)