Criminal Justice Reform (Three Volume Series)

Anne Douds’ Criminal Justice Reform is a three-volume series of timely and critically important books addressing crucial aspects of criminal justice advocacy and reform across law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.

Volume I, From Arrest to Bail Decisions, examines nine key areas of law enforcement reform:

* No-knock Warrants
* Neck Holds
* Body-worn Cameras
* School-based Law Enforcement
* Crisis Intervention Teams
* Custodial Interrogations
* Fines & Fees
* Children’s Advocacy Centers
* Bail Decisions

Douds presents a thorough and evidence-based approach to criminal justice reform, highlighting how policing practices can disproportionately affect individuals based on race, economic class, gender, and age.

Chapter 1 outlines the criminal justice process relevant to law enforcement activities before arraignment, while Chapter 2 explores the history of reform efforts in the United States. Subsequent chapters each use a recent national news story to introduce the background and history of a policing issue, followed by an analysis of current law and policy, research findings on necessary reforms, and actionable items for students, including discussion questions and low, moderate, and high-level engagement ideas.

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Digital, VitalSource. $19. ISBN 979-8-9885447-2-2

* Annual updates to reflect important local, state, national, and federal criminal justice reform and policy changes.
* Hundreds of links to relevant research studies, advocacy organizations, think tanks, and local, state, and federal government entities related to criminal justice reform.

Paperback, 493 pages. $39.99. ISBN 979-8-9885447-1-5

Volume I publication date: May 2024, VitalSource & RedShelf digital adoption for only $19
Volume II publication date: 2025
Volume III publication date: 2026
Comprehensive volume publication date: 2026

Criminal Justice Reform (Three Volume Series)

Anne Douds’ Criminal Justice Reform is a three-volume series of timely and critically important books addressing crucial aspects of criminal justice advocacy and reform across law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.

Volume I, From Arrest to Bail Decisions, examines nine key areas of law enforcement reform:

* No-knock Warrants
* Neck Holds
* Body-worn Cameras
* School-based Law Enforcement
* Crisis Intervention Teams
* Custodial Interrogations
* Fines & Fees
* Children’s Advocacy Centers
* Bail Decisions

Douds presents a thorough and evidence-based approach to criminal justice reform, highlighting how policing practices can disproportionately affect individuals based on race, economic class, gender, and age.

Chapter 1 outlines the criminal justice process relevant to law enforcement activities before arraignment, while Chapter 2 explores the history of reform efforts in the United States. Subsequent chapters each use a recent national news story to introduce the background and history of a policing issue, followed by an analysis of current law and policy, research findings on necessary reforms, and actionable items for students, including discussion questions and low, moderate, and high-level engagement ideas.

Now Available!

Digital, VitalSource. $19. ISBN 979-8-9885447-2-2

* Annual updates to reflect important local, state, national, and federal criminal justice reform and policy changes.
* Hundreds of links to relevant research studies, advocacy organizations, think tanks, and local, state, and federal government entities related to criminal justice reform.

Paperback, 493 pages. $39.99. ISBN 979-8-9885447-1-5

Volume I publication date: May 2024, VitalSource & RedShelf digital adoption for only $19
Volume II publication date: 2025
Volume III publication date: 2026
Comprehensive volume publication date: 2026

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Anne Douds

Anne Douds (JD, PhD) is Chair and Associate Professor of Public Policy and a Faculty Expert for the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. She earned her BA in political science from Duke University, JD from Emory University School of Law, and PhD from George Mason University in Justice, Law, and Public Policy. She is a retired trial attorney with 20 years of experience in civil and criminal litigation. This is her fourth book concerning criminal justice policy and reform. Her recent research and consulting work include justice system evaluations, legal services program evaluations, and systems analysis in criminal justice and social support systems. Prof. Douds has received the Dr. Ralph Cavaliere Endowed Teaching Award (2022 & 2020) and the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (2019) at Gettysburg College.

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