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This study focuses on the United States Supreme Court case of Stone v. Powell, 428 U.S. 465 (1976), and the impact this case has had on the procedures of state supreme courts. Also of concern are changes infederal-state court relations resulting from this decision. The research centers around a...
This article is a case study exploration of the impact offinancial crisis and bureaucratic retrenchment on the bargaining strategies of big-city police unions. Questions considered include: Can police unions sustain their role in the urban policymaking process during a period offiscal crisis? To...
This study involved the review of685felony casesfor two calendar years in three rural Illinois counties in an attempt to fill an important research need in the study of the operation of rural courts. Variables studied included nature of offenses in formal felony cases, method of adjudication,...
The study of stereotypes held by municipal police officers has taken an overly narrow tack. The tendency has been to examine the preconceptions police hold about citizens on the basis of particular citizen traits (e.g., age and ethnicity) and to inquire how these preconceptions might prejudice...
A nonrecursive model of police and crime relationships is tested with data from 382 U.S. cities. The model incorporates the impact ofpolice presence on crime as well as that of crime on citizen demandsfor police. The analysis is crime-specific and reveals afundamental weakness in traditional...
Previous research efforts addressing the topic of criminal sentencing disparity have been criticized on a variety of accounts encompassing conceptual, operational, and statistical issues. Drawing from these criticisms, this study undertook to determine whether the length of sentence imposed on...
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