Out Of Bounds

Autor: Jeff Benedict
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061751464
File Size: 27,40 MB
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Out of Bounds: Inside the NBA's Culture of Rape, Violence, and Crime is a searing indictment of professional basketball players who live in a world where criminal laws and social norms don't exist, a world where they are given license to act above the law. On the court, they dazzle us with their spectacular physical feats. They generate millions of dollars of revenue for the NBA and their teams. They inspire adulation. But underneath all the glitz, the money, and alley-oops is a seamy underbelly, a rash of lawlessness that is gripping the NBA. Based on a first-of-its-kind investigation into the criminal histories of 177 NBA players from the 2001–2002 season, Out of Bounds shows that an alarming four out of every ten NBA players have a police record involving a serious crime. They are All-Stars and they are journeymen, involved in crimes ranging from armed robbery to domestic violence to gun possession to rape. Out of Bounds takes a hard look at shocking cases, with graphic accounts of physical and sexual violence and other outrageous conduct by players. In all, more than 250 people are named, including many prominent NBA players. It exposes the environment and culture that encourages such criminal behavior. It also explains the unique challenges these cases pose for law-enforcement agencies and prosecutors. And Out of Bounds takes readers inside the hidden yet critically vital role that lawyers, agents, and fame play in insulating criminally accused players from accountability. Author Jeff Benedict, an expert on athletes and crime, draws his conclusions from exhaustive research. In addition to his criminal-background checks, the author retrieved documents from law-enforcement agencies, courts, and private attorneys. He conducted more than 400 interviews with police officers, prosecutors, defense lawyers, players, agents, victims, witnesses, and coaches. What emerges is a disturbing and appalling picture of men who live above the law. A seminal and important work, Out of Bounds will forever change how we look at the NBA and its stars' lives of excess and privilege.

Fair Or Foul

Autor: Christopher S. Kudlac
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
File Size: 41,19 MB
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This intriguing book offers a comprehensive examination of all issues related to sports and criminal behavior, from high school to professional athlete, player to spectator.

Women And Criminal Justice

Autor: Marilyn D. McShane
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454847301
File Size: 65,47 MB
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WOMEN AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE sheds light on how gender, race, and class affect the status of women in the context of policing, courts, and corrections. Systematic and engaging, McShane and Hsieh integrate the perspectives and experiences of women who are employed in the criminal justice system, as well as those who are offenders or victims of crime. Written specifically for the undergraduate course, WOMEN AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE opens a window onto the historical and contemporary landscape of the criminal justice system from the perspective of women. WOMEN AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE features: Broad coverage of contemporary issues of women with respect to policing, the courts, and corrections A methodical look at the status of women in the criminal justice system as influenced by legislation, case law, media, public opinion, and professional organizations High-profile cases that exemplify key points and illuminate the complex social structure of the criminal justice system Critical analysis of salient themes, such as gender roles and economic status, and the development of gender bias in the criminal justice system An evidence-based approach, based on published empirical research and studies Bibliographic and Internet sources for additional research at the end of each chapter The perspectives of women in the criminal justice system are finally in a textbook about women in the criminal justice system.

Crime And Punishment In America An Encyclopedia Of Trends And Controversies In The Justice System 2 Volumes

Autor: Laura L. Finley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699289
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Covering some of the most hotly contested topics in crime and criminal justice, including proposed sentencing and prison reforms, controversial developments like Stand Your Ground laws, and Supreme Court decisions, this work supplies essential background, current data, and a range of viewpoints on these important issues. • Provides readers with a thorough analysis of the most controversial topics in criminal justice that includes contributions from renowned scholars, activists, victim service providers, and other experts • Addresses current trends and problems in America's criminal justice system • Includes tables, graphs, and charts tracking the most important developments related to crime, sentencing, and the prison system

Fixed

Autor: David Porter
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1461600871
File Size: 11,98 MB
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Using extensive background research as well as interviews with the principal characters, Fixed provides the first in-depth reconstruction of the point-shaving scandal involving the 1978-1979 Boston College basketball team, from the genesis of the plot in the summer of 1978, through the uncovering of the scheme during an unrelated investigation in 1980, to the trial that captivated the sports world in the fall of 1981 and its aftermath. This multi-layered story of greed and betrayal combines sports, gambling, and the Mafia into an irresistible morality tale with a modern edge.

After Artest

Autor: David J. Leonard
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438442076
File Size: 48,23 MB
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Explores how the NBA moved to govern black players and the expression of blackness after the “Palace Brawl” of 2004.

The Metrosexual

Autor: David Coad
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791474105
File Size: 17,54 MB
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Explores the cultural significance of the metrosexual in sports.

Sports In America

Autor: Gale
Publisher: Information Plus
ISBN: 9781414453798
File Size: 34,66 MB
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"The Information Plus Reference Series" provides statistical data on 32 of today's most controversial and most studied social issues. Each Information Plus title is a compilation of current and historical statistics -- with analysis -- on aspects of one contemporary social issue, such as abortion, capital punishment, and genetic engineering. Each title is divided into chapters that are devoted to a particular topic. The text provides a clear and comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic and is interspersed with the statistical tables, charts, and graphs. Each table is directly referred to and carefully explained in the text.

Fair Or Foul

Autor: Christopher S. Kudlac
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
File Size: 33,76 MB
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This intriguing book offers a comprehensive examination of all issues related to sports and criminal behavior, from high school to professional athlete, player to spectator.