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Caged Females $3.95 USD
Criminal Profiles $3.95 USD
Childhood Experiences $3.95 USD
Pedophiles $3.95 USD
Corrupt Narcotic Officers $3.95 USD
Police Officer Stress $7.95 USD
Prison Regime & Drugs $3.95 USD
Three Generations $3.95 USD
Women Killers $3.95 USD
Wicked Women $7.95 USD



Caged Females

Caged Females is about the impact upon women placed in solitary confinement at state, federal, and local prisons and jails. The scholarly literature informs us about many female prisoner issues such as sexual assault and misconduct against them, prison sentencing, medical neglect, discrimination, and contraband initiatives. Organizations, too, such as Amnesty International, The Pennsylvania Prison Society, and the John Howard League pride themselves on emphasizing various female prisoner concerns, and rightfully so. However, a gap in the literature exists about female prisoners and solitary confinement or what is commonly called segregation (SEG) or “the hole.” It is hoped that this chapter will enhance an understanding on the impact of SEG practices upon female prisoners and detainees (individuals who have not been tried but are in custody) as a plausible correctional practice. Price $3.95 US.


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Criminal Profiles

This article argues that because of the antiquated (and politically correct) research about criminally violent predators, once they are apprehended, it's usually for a lesser offense and if they are convicted, they receive less prison time than other offenders. A sample of 89 imprisoned participants includes 61 males and 28 females. The hypothesis was supported. One implication arising from this study is that crime control is linked to popular myths produced by the media. For instance, think of Casey Anthony and the outcome from her trial. This article first appeared (in part) in Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology and is Chapter 13 in Inside the Mind of Sexual Offenders: Predatory Rapists, Pedophiles, and Criminal Profiles. Price $3.95 US

 

 



Influences of Childhood Experiences of Violent Offenders

 

One hundred eighty-nine violent and 124 nonviolent prisoners at Attica in New York were surveyed to determine whether parental quarreling led a child to future violent crime. Results revealed a strong relationship between violent offenders and parental quarreling experiences during childhood, especially in female rule-enforcing families. Childhood injuries are more often experienced by these violent prisoners, too. Also, they were more likely than the nonviolent offenders to have lived in fear most of the time. Findings reveal that parents who continually quarrel in fact neglect their children and steer them to immediate gratification and loss of self-control. Early family intervention is one method of curbing the rise of violent crime. This study first appeared in Studies on Crime and Prevention from the UK and is featured by the U.S. Department of Justice NCJ173370. Further studies come alive in Wicked Women: A Journey of Super Predators available at amazon.com

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Pedophiles







This study characterizes adults who engaged in habitual sexual assault with children or pedophiles. The sample of three convicted predators is not the focus of this investigation but used to operationalize the realities of pedophiles. All three (a grandfather, father, and son) participants were convicted of sexual assault of children (6 months to 6 years old) and imprisoned in a high custody facility. For several months, they were under the care and supervision of the writer. The findings indicate that the behavior of most pedophiles is a way of life prior to, during, and after incarceration. One implication arising from this finding is that rehabilitation is pointless for these offenders. This research was first published at the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology and sells for $34.95. It was featured by the U.S. Department of Justice NCJ196250 and can be used to train enforcement officers. Further research can be found at Wicked Women: A Journey of Super Predators. Price $3.95 US


 



Corrupt Narcotic Officers











Over 300 narcotic law enforcement officers were interviewed in a southern jurisdiction. What was learned from the officers is that narcotic officers most likely to fall under the spell and manipulation of drug traders were officers who were very patriotic and lacked American military experience. Also, those officers who felt that the justice system was inadequate, made decisions to violate the suspects' due process rights which ultimately led to the suspects release from custody. First published in Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology and is featured by U.S. Department of Justice NCJ181012 and can be used to train both law enforcement and correctional personnel.

 

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Police Officer Stress: Sources and Solutions  






492 pages, 1233 endnotes, over 600 references. This e-book is a timely examination of the sources of police officer stress and how to prevent it. There were 582 officers from 24 jurisdictions (Biloxi, Boston, Charlotte, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, and Palm Beach County, Florida) interviewed for this book. These cops were interviewed about their jobs, their families, and the agencies that employed them. They were asked about burn-out, gun fights, and their personal battles at home. You will be amazed by what they said about the public, and you'll be shocked by what they said about their supervisors and the agencies that attempted to control them. Also available at amazon.com.

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Prison Regime and Drugs

Prison regimes or management where formal rules are relaxed yet correctional stuff provide a strong custodian presence produces fewer disciplinary actions upon prisoners than in a more authoritative supervised prison. That is, more authoritative supervision produces more disciplinary actions than a less supervised close inmate-custodian environment. A study involving two similar custody level prisons — 172 prisoners at Attica in New York and 229 prisoners at Stateville in Chicago, found that prisoner-custodial relations played a key role in prisoner behavior especially in their use of narcotics. Generalizing this finding to policing American cities, perhaps relaxed police practices with a strong police presence is more effective in furthering public order including narcotic consumption than zero tolerance strategies. First published by the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Cambridge University, UK.

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Three Generations of Sex Offenders






 

In an attempt to better understand sexual offenders, this study with the aid of a genogram utilizing a grounded theory approach examined the experiences of three generations of incarcerated sexual offenders. The offenders in this study described experiences characterizing a continuum of failure to control their own criminal offences and perpetuity of their chronic conduct despite its serious consequences including imprisonment. One implication of those findings is that some incarcerated chronic sexual offenders possess a predisposition towards a sexual addiction and accordingly, a biological inheritance and environmental factors contribute to their conduct. Therefore, it is recommended for correctional systems including supervisory care that mandatory treatment within a medical model of confinement as opposed to a punitive model be established in order to curve recidivism and victimization levels. Future studies after "Three generations" such as Wicked Women: A Journey of Super Predators see http://crimprofessor.com have confirmed the idea that sexual offenders is a family affair and passed on at birth.

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Interviews With Women Killers .95 US

Twenty-eight female prisoners who had been convicted of murder were interviewed in three prisons: New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina over a 3-year period. They averaged 29 years of age, primarily were white, 16 were first-time offenders, and they were responsible for the deaths of 31 persons. The victims: 21 were family members, 7 were friends, 2 were strangers, and 1 was an innocent bystander killed during the commission of an armed robbery. Fourteen of the participants committed what I call delayed murder, 7 committed reactive murders, and 7 committed intentional murder with malice aforethought. Both the delayed and reactive murderers experienced a continuum of imminent danger in their daily lives, revealing that homicide was regarded as an event that used reasonable force as a last resort to end an abusive relationship with partners, children, parents, or others. The crime of murder occurred after a progression of violent interactions. One implication of this finding is that these women have a different understanding of their crime than do justice officials and jury members. This finding suggests that the legal system possesses a gender disparity within its law. Recommendations emerging from this implication include the need to recognize battered woman syndrome as a legal defense for self-defense and to redefine relevant legal policies in keeping with the reality of today's at-risk communities. This article was first published in the International Review of Victimology U.K. and is featured by the U.S. Department of Justice NCJ 179906 and can be used to train prosecutors.

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Forensic Science, Wrongful Convictions, and American Prosecutor Discretion

A hot controversy exists about the reliability of forensic science as reported by prime-time drama television series in bringing violent criminals to justice such as the Casey Anthony case. Sometimes it works in reverse, convicting innocent persons. This exploratory research shows that neither forensics or its fictionalised (CSI Effect) accounts, nor substantial evidence secured by police investigators, shape prosecutor decisions to charge a suspect with a crime, which can often result in freeing guilty suspects and convicting innocent individuals. In the summer of 2006, 444 American prosecutors responded to a survey. The findings reveal that judges, juries, and defence lawyers are influenced more by prime-time American drama forensic accounts than by the substantial documented evidence of a case. It was also discovered that regardless of the dangerous apprehension of violent criminals by the police, some suspects are never charged because of faulty prosecutor behaviour. One implication of these findings is that police officer alienation from the legal system is at an all-time high, and that prosecutors lack professional supervision and personal motivation to represent the 'people', giving rise to vast human and legal rights violations of suspects and defendants. This study was first published in the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice at Cambridge University UK, The Criminal Law Bulletin, and subsequently the book: The Media and Criminal Justice: The CSI Effect (amazon.com). $3.95 US


 

Wicked Women: A Journey of Super Predators  

 Wicked Women: A Journey of Super Predators by [Dennis J. Stevens]The author spent several years among high-risk incarcerated felons in some of the most researched penitentiaries in America while teaching at universities. This book describes the brief life stories of 15 incredibly wicked violent predators who were imprisoned for a short period of time. In their youth, not one experienced abuse, poverty, or parental violence other than the violence each had directed at their own parent/s, sibling/s, friends, and strangers. Each possessed the opportunity, privilege, and social networks derived from exemplary socioeconomic upper middle-class families to have chosen a different lifestyle but rejected those amazing opportunities. All of the participants were convicted of crimes such as aggravated assault, capital murder, criminal conspiracy, first degree murder, habitual criminal act, sexual assault of children, and possession of an illegal substance with the intent to distribute, among other crimes. Although their prison sentences included execution, life without parole, and 20 years among others, most of these felons have been released.  Book $7.95 US