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Professor Authors New Book on the Criminal Justice System

September 29, 2017

Filed Under: Faculty, News, Research

College of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty member Dr. Daniel Mears has written a new book titled “Out-of-Control Criminal Justice:  The Systems Improvement Solution for More Safety, Justice, Accountability, and Efficiency.”  In the book, recently released by Cambridge University Press, Dr. Mears illustrates how criminal justice systems across the country are broken and create less rather than more justice and public safety.  The solution lies with understanding and addressing the systems problems that plague criminal justice.  Dr. Mears presents a comprehensive strategy for bringing systems under control that would result in the reduction of crime and improve justice and accountability.  The strategy builds on theory, research, and the boots-on-the-ground insights of those who work in criminal justice.  Mears explains how this strategy can also be used to create greater responsiveness to victims and communities, effectiveness in reducing racial, ethnic, and other disparities, and understanding of the causes and consequences of crime.

Dr. Mears is a leading expert in the field.  His work focuses on crime causation, criminal and juvenile justice, and crime prevention and intervention.

“Out of Control Criminal Justice” is the third book written by Dr. Mears.  He has also written: “American Criminal Justice Policy” (Cambridge University Press) and “Prisoner Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration” (Sage Publications).

For more on “Out of Control Criminal Justice” please visit the website.