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Continuing the Struggle for Justice: 100 Years of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency

by Barry Krisberg et al SAGE Publications, Inc
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This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD`s development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution. Key Features

Part I: The Views From NCCD's Five Presidents
1. Rational Crime Treatment - Charles L. Chute
2. A Critique of the Model Penal Code Sentencing Proposals - Will C. Turnbladh
3. Milton Rector: Forty Years of Reform (interview) - Joan Potter
4. Doing Violence to the Crime Problem: A response to the Attorney General's Task Force - Diana R. Gordon
5. Hate the Player and Hate the Game: The Politics of the War Against the Young - Barry Krisberg
Part II: The Need for a Separate System of Justice for Children
6. The Juvenile Court in the Service State - Roscoe Pound
7. The Youth Service Bureau: A Key Delinquency Prevention (Introduction) - Sherwood Norman
8. Safety and Welfare Review of the California Youth Authority - Barry Krisberg
9. Creating Effective Juvenile Justice Systems - Orlando L. Martinez and Claus D. Tjaden
Part III: Alternatives to Mass Incarceration
10. The Extravagance of Imprisonment - Milton G. Rector
11. The State of Corrections Today: A Triumph of Pluralistic Ignorance - Allen Breed
12. The "Prisons Pays" Studies: Research or Ideology? - Christopher Baird
13. Making Paroling Policy Explicit - Don M. Gottfredson, Peter B. Hoffman, Maurice H. Sigler, and Leslie T. Wilkins
14. Impediments to Penal Reform - Norval Morris
Part IV: Breaking the Cycle of Violence
15. The Michigan Structured Decision-Making System - Christopher Baird, Dennis Wagner, Rod Caskey, and Deborah Neuenfeldt
16. The Relative Validity of Actuarial and Consensus-Based Risk Assessment Systems - Christopher Baird and Dennis Wagner
17. Improved Decision Making in Child Maltreatment Cases - Raelene Freitag and Madeline Wordes-Noya
18. The Plight of Children Whose Parents Are in Prison - Barry Krisberg and Carolyn Engel Temin
Part V: The Link Between Social Justice and Criminal Justice
19. Racial Discrimination in Criminal Sentencing - Rose Matsui Ochi
20. Organizing for Community Policing - Patrick V. Murphy
21. Violence, U.S.A: Riots and Crime - Marvin E. Wolfgang
22. The Color of Law and the Issue of Color: Race and the Abuse of Police Power - Hubert G. Locke
23. Navigating the Hidden Obstacles to Ex-Offender Reentry - Anthony C. Thompson
24. Taking It to the Streets - Kim Taylor-Thompson
25. We Do Not Deserve to Kill - Marvin E. Wolfgang
Part VI: Conclusion: Continuing the Struggle for Justice

Barry A. Krisberg has been the president of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) since 1983. He is known nationally for his research and expertise on juvenile justice issues and is called upon as a resource for professionals and the media. Dr. Krisberg received his master`s degree in criminology and a doctorate in sociology, both from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Krisberg has held several educational posts. He was a faculty member at the University of California at Berkeley; he was also an adjunct professor with the Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Krisberg was appointed by the legislature to serve on the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Inmate Population Management. His memberships include the American Correctional Association, the National Association of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, and the Association of Criminal Justice Researchers. He is past president and fellow of the Western Society of Criminology and is the Chair of the California Attorney General`s Research Advisory Committee. In 1993 he was the recipient of the August Vollmer Award, the American Society of Criminology most prestigious award. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund named him the 1999 Grantee of the Year for his outstanding commitment and expertise in the area of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. Dr. Krisberg has several books and articles to his credit including Crime and Privilege; The Children of Ishmael: Critical Perspectives on Juvenile Justice with James Austin, Ph.D.; Juvenile Justice: Improving the Quality of Care; Reinventing Juvenile Justice with Dr. Austin; and A Sourcebook: Serious, Violent, Chronic Juvenile Offenders with James C. Howell, Ph.D.; J. David Hawkins, Ph.D.; and John J. Wilson, Esq. Dr. Krisberg is frequently called upon by private foundations to assist with the design, implementation and evaluation of programs - both their own and those of the public sector. For example, most recently, he was the Chair on an expert panel reviewing the conditions and policies of the California Youth Authority. The Annie E. Casey Foundation engaged him to assess the effectiveness of their Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, the single largest private program for juvenile justice system reform in the country. The Walter Johnson Foundation asked that he lead a Blue Ribbon Commission on California policy of out-of-state placement of delinquent youth. Baptist Community Ministries has sought his expertise on assessing the needs of troubled youth in the greater New Orleans area and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation asked that he prepare a white paper on delinquency and substance abuse. Dr. Krisberg regularly appears as an expert on national network news shows about criminal justice issues and is frequently consulted by the leading print media. . Susan Marchionna has been with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for four years, first as Executive Assistant and currently as Director of Communication. Prior to joining NCCD, she worked independently as an editor, technical writer, and customer dressmaker. She has a bachelor`s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz.