Dispatches From Juvenile Hall

Author: John Aarons
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101138939
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A revolutionary book that offers a fresh, bold approach to confronting the juvenile crime epidemic With the rise of violent crimes committed by teenagers in recent years, heated discussion has arisen over the societal factors that lead to juvenile criminality and the ways that public institutions are failing to curtail them. Now a team of experts with decades of collective hands-on experience present a book that cuts through the hype and paranoia to offer real solutions. Drawing on actual case studies, Dispatches from Juvenile Hall shows how conventional ?tough on crime? tactics have only worsened the problem, and presents a new blueprint for change that incorporates punitive action, rehabilitation, and family intervention?a progressive program that will encourage and enlighten all those concerned about the future of our youth.

Teen Incarceration

Author: Patrick Jones
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 1512411388
Size: 50.70 MB
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In the United States, the conversation about teen incarceration has moved from one extreme to another. For centuries, execution of juvenile offenders was legal. By the twenty-first century, the US Supreme Court had moved closer to banning all executions of minors, regardless of the severity of the crime. Since the 1990s, the US juvenile justice system has moved away from harsh punishment and toward alternative evidence-based models that include education, skills building, and therapy. In Teen Incarceration, readers meet former teen incarcerees who now lead exemplary lives. Learn how juvenile justice works in the United States and meet the people working to reform the system.

Fail Fast Fail Often

Author: Ryan Babineaux
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
ISBN: 0399166254
Size: 24.79 MB
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The pair of psychologists behind a popular class at Stanford University called “Fail Fast, Fail Often” discuss how people who aren't worried about making mistakes tend to live happier, more successful lives and learn more from their experiences and opportunities. Original.

Swing Flaws And Fitness Fixes

Author: Katherine Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101108797
Size: 25.60 MB
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The host of the Golf Channel's Swing Fault Solutions helps golfers get fit in a program enhanced by Hank Haney's legendary swing analysis Golfers spend outrageous sums of money every year on new balls, clubs, and swing instruction in an effort to improve their game. But what holds back most amateur golfers isn't their equipment or even their swing; it's their fitness. In Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes, seasoned instructor and fitness expert Katherine Roberts outlines a precise combination of flexibility and strength training that will get any golfer in shape to play their best. Including swing corrections by top-flight instructor Hank Haney, Roberts's program features: * Tests to measure baseline stability and mobility * The ideal warm-up exercises for golfers * Techniques for simultaneously improving posture, balance, and strength * Exercises to obtain yoga-quality levels of Flexibility * Nine of the most common swing flaws, from "coming over the top" to the "chicken wing," with exercises designed by Roberts to overcome the physical deficiencies at the root of the problem * A full workout program for better back health and stronger core muscles Enhanced with one hundred photographs, Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes is an invigorating new approach that solves age-old golfing woes.

Final Confession

Author: Brian P. Wallace
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611683793
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Phil Cresta was no run-of-the-mill thief. Mastermind of the legendary Brink's armored truck robbery and a string of countless other high-stakes heists, he stole more than ten million dollars in escapades that often were breathtakingly daring and at times marvelously inventive. The robberies baffled both police and fellow outlaws for decades, and most of the crimes remain unsolved today. Now the open case files of these memorable thefts can be closed as Cresta himself provides the true story on how they were planned and carried out. Born in Boston's North End in 1928, Cresta was raised in an abusive household. He was sent to Concord Reformatory as a teenager, where he learned the craft of picking locks, a skill later honed during stays at the Charlestown and Walpole prisons in Massachusetts. Following the Brinks robbery in 1968, he was put on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List, but eluded the law for five years, living in Chicago under an assumed name. After serving time at Walpole for the Brinks job, Cresta died penniless in Chicago in 1995. Yet shortly before his death, he revealed the full extent of his astonishing capers to coauthor Bill Crowley, a retired Boston police detective. Drawing from their extensive conversations, this riveting page-turner chronicles how Cresta, along with partners "Angelo" and "Tony," pulled off robberies of jewelers, rare coin dealers, furriers, and armored trucks, detailing the meticulous planning that marked his criminal career. Cresta's final accounting is brimming with vivid tales of betrayal, murder, and intrigue as well as a colorful cast of characters, including mob bosses, wise guys, informants, paid "ears," corrupt judges, a Hollywood starlet, and even the Mayor of Chicago. Filled with drama, tension, and humor, this absorbing saga takes the reader inside the dangerous yet exhilarating world of a life dedicated to crime.

The Cycle Of Juvenile Justice

Author: Thomas J. Bernard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190451548
Size: 66.52 MB
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The Cycle of Juvenile Justice takes a historical look at juvenile justice policies in the United States. Tracing a pattern of policies over the past 200 years, the book reveals cycles of reforms advocating either lenient treatment or harsh punishments for juvenile delinquents. Bernard and Kurlychek see this cycle as driven by several unchanging ideas that force us to repeat, rather than learn from, our history. This timely new edition provides a substantial update from the original, incorporating the vast policy changes from the 1990s to the present, and placing these changes in their broader historical context and their place within the cycle of juvenile justice. The authors provide a provocative and honest assessment of juvenile justice in the 21st century, arguing that no policy can solve the problem of youth crime since it arises not from the juvenile justice system, but from deeper social conditions and inequalities. With this highly-anticipated new edition, The Cycle of Juvenile Justice will continue to provide a controversial, challenging, and enlightening perspective for a broad array of juvenile justice officials, scholars, and students alike.

The Art Of Putting

Author: Stan Utley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101218215
Size: 27.32 MB
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PGA stars such as Jay Haas, Craig Stadler, Peter Jacobsen, and Darren Clarke have all sought advice from fellow pro Stan Utley about their putting, and have gone on to such immediate success on the green that Utley has become the most in-demand teacher in the game. Now, in The Art of Putting he outlines his unique approach to putting for golfers of all skill levels. In a welcome change from mechanistic and overly-complex putting “systems,” Utley breaks down the putting stroke to a simple, natural motion, revealing a straightforward method for learning this sure, repeatable stroke. As he guides you through the fundamentals of the proper grip, posture, alignment, and swing, Utley will overhaul and improve your stroke by putting feel back into your game. This definitive book also provides: • A complete primer on club design, with tips for finding the putter most in tune with the nuances of your swing • A guide to the sensory aspects of a good putt, from grip pressure to impact response to the way a putt should sound • Simple steps for reading greens accurately, every time • Drills to commit your putting stroke to muscle memory and overcome the tics that can knock your putts off line • Cures for the mental hurdles you’ll face on the short grass

Cybercrime

Author: Michael Pittaro
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495832225
Size: 66.47 MB
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Save time, save money, and eliminate the trek to the library and long waits for reserved readings with InfoTrac? College Edition, an online university library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals. This edition of InfoTrac focuses on Cybercrime. These articles provide a perfect supplement to our Criminal Justice texts.

Forever Rumpole

Author: John Mortimer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101545879
Size: 10.74 MB
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John Mortimer—novelist, playwright, memoirist, and the author of more than eighty Rumpole short stories—will never be forgotten. While still a practicing barrister, Mortimer took up the pen, and the rest is literary history. His stories featuring the cigar-chomping, cheap-wine-tippling Rumpole and his wife, Hilda (aka "She Who Must Be Obeyed"), have justly earned their place in the pantheon of mystery fiction legends, becoming the basis for the very successful television series Rumpole of the Bailey. Bringing fourteen of Rumpole's most entertaining adventures (seven of which were collected in The Best of Rumpole) together with a fragment of a new story, Forever Rumpole proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Rumpole is never less than delightful.

The Injustice System

Author: Clive Stafford Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143124161
Size: 22.94 MB
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Shares the story of the most discouraging case of the author's career, during which he defended an innocent Miami businessman whose murder conviction reflects disturbing and fundamental flaws in today's legal system.