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Walker, Samuel 1942-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 331 publications in 3 languages and 17,807 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Textbooks  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Samuel Walker
Popular justice : a history of American criminal justice by Samuel Walker( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the special character of the American criminal justice system which stems from the high degree of direct and indirect popular influence over its administration. Presents the tension between the rule of law, which implies impartiality, and popular justice, which is subject to passions and prejudice
The color of justice : race, ethnicity, and crime in America by Samuel Walker( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comprehensive and balanced, The Color of Justice is the definitive book on current research and theories of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination within America's criminal justice system. The authors synthesize the best and most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, police practices, court processing and sentencing, the death penalty, and correctional programs - giving you the facts and theoretical foundation to make your own informed decisions about discrimination in the system."--Jacket
Hate speech : the history of an American controversy by Samuel Walker( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First Amendment protects even the most offensive forms of expression: racial slurs, hateful religious propaganda, and cross-burning. No other county in the world offers the same kind of protection to offensive speech. How did this free speech tradition develop? Hate Speech provides a comprehensive account of the history of the hate speech controversy in the United States. Samuel Walker examines the issue, from the conflicts over the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s and American Nazi groups in the 1930s, to the famous Skokie episode in 1977-78, and the campus culture wars of the 1990s. The author argues that the civil rights movement played a central role in developing this country's free speech tradition. The courts were concerned about protecting the provocative and even offensive forms of expression by civil rights forces. Civil rights groups, therefore, preferred to protect rather than restrict offensive speech--even if it meant protecting racist speech
The police in America, an introduction by Samuel Walker( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in English and Chinese and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] provides a ... presentation of the foundations of policing in the United States today ... The text is designed to offer undergraduate students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. The book is designed primarily for undergraduate students enrolled in their first police or law enforcement course ...-Pref
The rights revolution : rights and community in modern America by Samuel Walker( Book )

19 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most dramatic change in American society in the last forty years has been the explosive growth of personal rights, a veritable "rights revolution" that is perceived by both conservatives and liberals as a threat to traditional values and our sense of community. Is it possible that our pursuit of personal rights is driving our country toward moral collapse? In The rights revolution, Samuel Walker answers this question with an emphatic no. The "rights revolution," says Walker, is the embodiment of the American ideals of morality and community. He argues that the critics of personal rights from conservatives such as Robert Bork to liberals such as Michael Sandel often forget the blatant injustices perpetrated against minorities such as women, homosexuals, African-Americans, and mentally handicapped citizens before the civil rights movement. They attack "identity politics" policies such as affirmative action, but fail to offer any reasonable solution to the dilemma of how to overcome exclusion in a society with such a powerful legacy of discrimination. Communitarians, who offer the most comprehensive alternative to a rights-oriented society, rarely define what they mean by community. What happens when conflicts arise between different notions of community? Walker concedes that the expansion of individual rights does present problems, but insists that the gains far outweigh the losses. And he reminds us that the absolute protection of our individual rights is our best defense against discrimination and injustice. This book is a call to honor the personal rights of all American citizens, and to embrace an enriched sense of democracy, tolerance, and community in our nation
Sense and nonsense about crime and drugs : a policy guide by Samuel Walker( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil liberties in America : a reference handbook by Samuel Walker( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise, authoritative guide to civil liberties issues in American society, from freedom of speech and religious liberty to due process, equal protection, and privacy
Sense and nonsense about crime : a policy guide by Samuel Walker( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taming the system : the control of discretion in criminal justice, 1950-1990 by Samuel Walker( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a truism that the administration of criminal justice consists of a series of discretionary decisions by police, prosecutors, judges, and other officials. Analyzing the origins, nature, and impact of various efforts to control discretion, Taming the System is the first comprehensive history of the reform attempts in the past forty years. Of enormous value to scholars, reformers, and criminal justice professionals, Walker's book approaches the discretion problem through a detailed examination of four decision points: policing, bail setting, plea bargaining, and sentencing. In a field which largely produces short-ranged "evaluation research," this study, in taking a wider historical approach, distinguishes between the roles of administrative bodies (the police) and evaluates the longer-term trends and the successful reforms in criminal justice history. Serving as an "interim report" on what does and does not work in the system, Taming the System concludes that not only has the effort to control discretion been a unifying theme in criminal justice history, but that there have actually been some successes, resulting in reducing disparities in race and social class
A critical history of police reform : the emergence of professionalism by Samuel Walker( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new world of police accountability by Samuel Walker( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines coverage of current police controversies; discusses important new mechanisms of accountability, such as comprehensive use of force reporting, citizen complaint procedures, early intervention systems, and police auditors; provides extensive coverage of racial profiling; includes a helpful list of Web sites for further research on the topics covered in the book. It is designed as a supplementary textbook for undergraduate and graduate policing courses in the departments of criminal justice and criminology. The book will also be of interest to scholars, police officials, citizen oversight officials, and community activists
Mediating citizen complaints against police officers : a guide for police and community leaders by Samuel Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides guidance in helping police and community leaders develop successful mediation programs for addressing citizen complaints against police officers. The first chapter defines mediation as "the informal resolution of a complaint or dispute between two parties through a face-to-face meeting in which a professional mediator serves as a neutral facilitator and where both parties ultimately agree that an acceptable resolution has been reached." The goals of mediation are to achieve understanding of the issues involved in the complaint, solve any problems associated with the complaint, and achieve reconciliation between the parties. The second chapter outlines the potential benefits of mediation for police officers, citizen complainants, police accountability, community policing, the complaint process, and the criminal justice system. The third chapter discusses the key issues in developing a mediation program for citizen complaints against police. Among the issues addressed are voluntary participation, case eligibility, the mediation of racial and ethnic-related complaints, the mediation of complaints by women, potential language and cultural barriers, case screening, police discipline and accountability, and getting both sides to the table. Other issues addressed pertain to the mediation session itself and the enforcement of agreements. Chapter four presents results from a survey of existing citizen complaint mediation programs. The concluding chapter describes a model for a successful mediation program for citizen complaints against police. 100 references
Presidents and civil liberties from Wilson to Obama : a story of poor custodians by Samuel Walker( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a history of the civil liberties records of American presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. It examines the full range of civil liberties issues: First Amendment rights of freedom of speech, press and assembly; due process; equal protection, including racial justice, women's rights, and lesbian and gay rights; privacy rights, including reproductive freedom; and national security issues. The book argues that presidents have not protected or advanced civil liberties, and that several have perpetrated some of the worst violations. Some Democratic presidents (Wilson and Roosevelt), moreover, have violated civil liberties as badly as some Republican presidents (Nixon and Bush). This is the first book to examine the full civil liberties records of each president (thus, placing a president's record on civil rights with his record on national security issues), and also to compare the performance on particular issues of all the presidents covered"--
Early warning systems : responding to the problem police officer by Samuel Walker( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police accountability : the role of citizen oversight by Samuel Walker( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Civil Liberties Union : an annotated bibliography by Samuel Walker( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense and nonsense about crime, drugs, and communities by Samuel Walker( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critique of the American penchant for short-sighted, metaphorical strategies to prevent crime, such as boot camp, or feel-good rhetoric about crime priorities, that have, over the years, not gotten us very far in our pursuit of a safer society
Citizen review resource manual by Samuel Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Citizen Review Resource Manual provides readers with a broad assortment of ordinances and statutes, executive orders, departmental orders, and other documents pertaining to citizen review. These documents were collected from over 30 police departments nationwide. This manual is of interest not only to police practitioners, but also to civil libertarians, attorneys, city managers, and others who are concerned about police accountability and professionalism." - Preface
Early intervention systems for law enforcement agencies : a planning and management guide by Samuel Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hate speech : the history of an American controversy
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Walker, Samuel

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The color of justice : race, ethnicity, and crime in AmericaHate speech : the history of an American controversyThe police in America, an introductionThe rights revolution : rights and community in modern AmericaSense and nonsense about crime and drugs : a policy guideCivil liberties in America : a reference handbookTaming the system : the control of discretion in criminal justice, 1950-1990The new world of police accountability