Faculty's recently published books' topics range from use of body-worn cameras to police handling protests

Several faculty members at ASU’s highly regarded School of Criminology and Criminal Justice have written recently published books on subjects ranging from the use of body-worn cameras to how police handle protest events to a look into the lives and careers of attorneys representing defendants facing the death penalty.

These books include:

  • Professor Michael D. White & Aili Malm wrote Cops, Cameras, and Crisis: The Potential and the Perils of Police Body-Worn Cameras, published in February 2020 by New York University Press. From the NYU Press description: The authors “provide up-to-date analysis of this promising technology, evaluating whether it can address today’s crisis in police legitimacy.”
  • Professor Edward R. Maguire & Megan M. Oakley wrote Policing Protests: Lessons from the Occupy Movement and Beyond, made available online in 2020 by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, whose description says the book “is a clear and authoritative summary of research on police practices that either facilitate peaceful protests and other public order events or violate basic rights, engender resentment and in some cases injury among peaceful protesters, and often result in lawsuits costing cities substantial settlements.”
  • Professor White and Professor Henry F. Fradella wrote Stop and Frisk: The Use and Abuse of a Controversial Policing Tactic, paperback edition published in July 2019 by New York University Press. The NYU Press description calls the book “the first authoritative history and analysis of this tactic.”
  • Foundation Professor and CCJ Director Jon B. Gould & Maya Pagni Barak wrote Capital Defense: Inside the Lives of America’s Death Penalty Attorneys, published in June 2019 by New York University Press. From NYU Press’ description: “Based on in-depth personal interviews with a cross-section of the nation’s top capital defense teams, the book explores the unusual few who voluntarily represent society’s ‘worst of the worst’.”
  • Regents Professor Cassia Spohn & Pauline Brennan edited Handbook on Sentencing Policies and Practices in the 21st Century, published in 2019 by Routledge, whose description says, “This collection of essays and reports of original research explores how sentencing policies and practices, both in the United States and internationally, have evolved, explores important issues raised by guideline and non-guideline sentencing, and provides an overview of recent research on plea bargaining in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom.”
  • Tom R. Tyler & Associate Professor Rick Trinkner wrote Why Children Follow Rules: Legal Socialization and the Development of Legitimacy, published in January 2018 by Oxford University Press, which calls it “the first book in over 20 years to provide an extensive overview of the legal socialization process,” and notes that it “sheds light on how the experiences of young adults translates into how they will interact with the law and legal authority as adults.”
  • Associate Professor Kathleen A. Fox, Jodi Lane, & Susan Turner wrote Encountering Correctional Populations: A Practical Guide for Researchers, published in January 2018 by University of California Press, which says the book “offers researchers, practitioners and students a step-by-step guide to effectively research correctional populations, providing field-tested advice for those studying youth and adults on probation, on parole and in jails and prisons.”
Mark J. Scarp
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
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