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Justice Without Trial: Law Enforcement in Democratic Society / Edition 4

Justice Without Trial: Law Enforcement in Democratic Society / Edition 4

by Jerome H. Skolnick, Candace McCoyJerome H. Skolnick
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Quid Pro Books presents the new Fourth Edition of Justice Without Trial, the edition featuring a light blue or light green cover and adding a new Foreword by Candace McCoy. [NOTE: Versions with a purple, white or gray cover are of much earlier editions, even if this description appears on their product pages.] This is the acclaimed and foundational study of police culture and practice, political accountability, application of and obedience to the rule of law in stops and arrests, and the dilemma of law versus order in free societies-by the renowned sociologist Jerome Skolnick using innovative and influential research techniques in law and criminology. A respected scholar in the early law and society movement, Skolnick interviewed police and criminals, rode extensively with police detectives and attended interrogations, and ultimately saw police conduct and mentality from the inside, before such methodology became popular.

Every student of law and society knows this book: now it is available again with a new Foreword by Dr. McCoy and a new Preface by the author. Fifty years after his innovative research began, the continuity and change of policing and law is seen again, in all its richness and nuance.

Part of the Classics of Law & Society Series of Quid Pro Books. Available in print and parallel digital formats for easy classroom adoption and diverse research options.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610270649
Publisher: Quid Pro, LLC
Publication date: 05/26/2011
Series: Classics of Law & Society
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Jerome H. Skolnick is Professor Emeritus at the law school of UC Berkeley, and formerly co-director of NYU Law's Center for Research in Crime and Justice. Skolnick has authored and edited studies of families in transition, political institutions in crisis, police and crime, law and society, the regulation of gambling, and protest. His acclaimed book 'The Politics of Protest' was recently republished in its Fiftieth Anniversary Edition. Skolnick has chaired the University of California's Center for the Study of Law and Society and served as president of the American Society of Criminology. His awards include Carnegie, Guggenheim and National Science Foundation fellowships as well as prizes for distinguished scholarship from the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Western Society of Criminology. He is a graduate of the City College of New York and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale.

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