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Walker, Samuel 1942-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 304 publications in 2 languages and 17,618 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: HV9950, 323.06073
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Most widely held works by Samuel Walker
In defense of American liberties : a history of the ACLU by Samuel Walker( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 2,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the 1988 Presidential campaign, George Bush drew cheers from supporters by attacking Michael Dukakis's membership in the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization that he charged was out of the "mainstream" of American life. Indeed, throughout its history, the organization has championed some decidedly unpopular causes, including free speech rights for racist groups and due process for even the most vicious criminals. But as Samuel Walker argues in his provocative new book--the first comprehensive history of the ACLU--the organization has played a leading role in shaping principles of individual freedom that are now a cornerstone of American law and the way all of us conceive of personal liberty. It has been involved in most of the Supreme Court's landmark cases expanding individual rights, and today argues more cases before the Court than anyone but the federal government. In fact, as American Liberties makes clear, the organization has played a central role in creating that mythical American "mainstream" that its opponents so often invoke. In fascinating detail, Walker recounts the ACLU's stormy history since its founding in 1920 to fight for free speech. He explores its involvement in some of the most famous causes in American history, including the Scopes "Monkey Trial," the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the Cold War anti-Communist witch hunts, and the civil rights movement. And he examines its most famous personalities, such as its puritan and autocratic founder Roger Baldwin; Felix Frankfurter, a long-time member who later voted against many ACLU cases while a Supreme Court justice; and Morris Ernst, who won the landmark case involving James Joyce's Ulysses and led the ACLU to take up the cause of free expression for sexually-frank publications. Walker deals candidly with the ACLU's less praiseworthy episodes--such as the expulsion of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn from the Board during the ACLU's anti-Communist phase, and he dissects the organization's constant struggle within itself to define the proper scope of civil liberties, revealing facts that will surprise even members of the ACLU
Popular justice : a history of American criminal justice by Samuel Walker( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,725 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 )

29 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,406 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 1,326 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 )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 853 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 )

18 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 812 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 rightsfro
Civil liberties in America : a reference handbook by Samuel Walker( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 729 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 and drugs : a policy guide by Samuel Walker( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense and nonsense about crime : a policy guide by Samuel Walker( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 701 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 622 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. Taming the System is a history of the forty-year effort to control the discretion. It examines the discretion problem from theinitial ""discovery"" of the phenomenon by the American Bar Foundation in the 1950s through to the most recent evaluation research on reform measures. Of enormous value to scholars, reformers, and criminal justice professionals, this book approaches the discretion problem through a detailedexamination of four de
A critical history of police reform : the emergence of professionalism by Samuel Walker( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 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 363 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 )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 319 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 254 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 237 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 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 138 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 68 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
Alternative Names
Walker, Samuel

Walker, Samuel Emlen

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Languages
English (235)

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Popular justice : a history of American criminal justiceThe 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 AmericaCivil liberties in America : a reference handbookSense and nonsense about crime and drugs : a policy guideTaming the system : the control of discretion in criminal justice, 1950-1990