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The Medical Marijuana Maze
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 257

The Medical Marijuana Maze

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013
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  • Publisher: Unknown

The use of marijuana as medicine is a controversial topic in the US and around the world. While the US federal government continues to criminalize marijuana use, possession and distribution, many states have made it legal as a treatment for numerous medical conditions. As a result, the debate over whether it has recognized medicinal uses rages on. In The Medical Marijuana Maze, the intricacies of the laws regarding medical marijuana are explored. After a brief history of the drug is presented, the current state laws regarding medical cannabis are analyzed. The roles of various political actors regarding medical cannabis are described, including executives (presidents, governors and mayors), ...

A History of Federal Crime Control Initiatives, 1960-1993
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 278

A History of Federal Crime Control Initiatives, 1960-1993

Discusses federal initiatives for crime control and presents the argument that presidential and congressional initiatives are largely symbolic, in chapters that examine the anticrime policy agendas of Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. The final chapter provides information on

A Primer in the Politics of Criminal Justice
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 257

A Primer in the Politics of Criminal Justice

  • Categories: Law

A host of new reader-friendly features have been added to the expanded second edition of this concise, lively overview of the politics of criminal justice in the U.S. Seamlessly integrating concepts and findings from the disciplines of political science and criminology, the new edition offers chapters on: ?campaigns and elections ? including summaries of key crime-related issues raised in each presidential election campaign since the 1960s;?chief executives ? including a review of anti-crime policy initiatives in presidential administrations from John F. Kennedy?s to George W. Bush?s;?legislatures ? including a digest of major federal anti-crime legislation enacted since the 1960s;?courts ? ...

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1163

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-12-16
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 495

The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice

  • Categories: Law

PUBLIC POLICY OF CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 2/e explains the public policy process and applies it directly to crime and criminal justice. Written by scholars in the field of criminal justice, with backgrounds in political science and public policy, the book presents a solid understanding of public policy and then describes each of the various actors in the public policy process at the federal, state and local level. This edition includes an enhanced focus on state and local issues, updated research and illustrations that reflect the Obama administration. Finally, it closes with a real-world case study that illustrates how policy and politics impact criminal justice.

Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 318

Introduction to Homeland Security

  • Categories: Law

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and with the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, the academic field of homeland security has grown exponentially. Today's students want to have a better understanding of the threats facing the United States, and what can be done to prevent future harm. Designed for the undergraduate introductory homeland security course, Homeland Security: Policy, Organization, and Administration is a comprehensive, yet easily understandable text for students seeking more knowledge about the field. It provides readers with the basic foundations and the current issues surrounding homeland security, as well as a look into the future of the discipline.

Crime and criminal justice in Ohio
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 347

Crime and criminal justice in Ohio

  • Categories: Law

Discusses crime and criminal justice system in Ohio.

Critical Infrastructure Protection, Risk Management, and Resilience
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Critical Infrastructure Protection, Risk Management, and Resilience

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-12-19
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  • Publisher: CRC Press

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Risk Management covers the history of risk assessment, crtical infrastructure protection, and the various structures that make up the homeland security enterprise. The authors examine risk assessment in the public and private sectors, the evolution of laws and regulations, and the policy challenges facing the 16 critical infrastructure sectors. The book will take a comprehensive look at the issues surrounding risk assessment and the challenges facing decision makers who must make risk assessment choices.

Introduction to Cybercrime: Computer Crimes, Laws, and Policing in the 21st Century
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 290

Introduction to Cybercrime: Computer Crimes, Laws, and Policing in the 21st Century

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-02-22
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Explaining cybercrime in a highly networked world, this book provides a comprehensive yet accessible summary of the history, modern developments, and efforts to combat cybercrime in various forms at all levels of government—international, national, state, and local. • Provides accessible, comprehensive coverage of a complex topic that encompasses identity theft to copyright infringement written for non-technical readers • Pays due attention to important elements of cybercrime that have been largely ignored in the field, especially politics • Supplies examinations of both the domestic and international efforts to combat cybercrime • Serves an ideal text for first-year undergraduate students in criminal justice programs

Homeland Security
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Homeland Security

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-03-16
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Homeland Security: Policy and Politics is written for anyone who wants to learn more about issues in Homeland Security. In this book, the authors provide an analysis of controversial issues facing those who work in, or who are interested in, this new and still emerging field. In each chapter, the authors tackle a different issue related to Homeland Security. One of those issues is the organization and role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in dealing with natural and man-made disasters. The costs of homeland security, and if the expenditures are being spent wisely, is also discussed. Fusion centers, a new yet controversial approach to investigations, are the focus of another chapter...