Research on Crime and Justice
||Much of the work done by academics ends up the
property of other because of copyright
laws. Publishing in journals is a basic
requirement of the profession, but all those articles become the property of the
journal and it can be problematic to reproduce them on a website (because it
interferes with the market value of 'their' property). Being alienated from the
products of one's labor is not just an assembly line phenomenon or an abstract
idea limited to lectures about Marx. because of these intellectual property
I am able to reproduce only some of my research here.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS
Paul Leighton & Jeffrey Reiman, editors. (Prentice-Hall).
Check out the
companion website and the Appendix
on Professional Ethics I wrote with Donna Killingbeck. It's a review of a
variety of codes of ethics to describe their necessity, structure and
occasionally helpful suggestions in dealing with ethical problems. It also
reproduces language from several prominent professional associations (ASA, APA,
ASC, NASW) on the issues such as nondiscrimination, sexual harassment,
informed consent, and authorship. See how I use this
in my Law & Society class.
I wrote an article entitled 'Televising Executions, Primetime 'Live'?" for The
Justice Professional [v12
#2, 1999]. That's one to which I do not own the rights. But I did write another
version for the Criminal Justice Ethics volume and I do own the
copyright to that. Access is provided from the link below. Permission is freely
given for you to reproduce paper copies of the piece at or below cost &
as long as the copyright notice in that file is reproduced. If you plan
on making money in any way from a product that includes this article, you must
get my permission first. All electronic rights are reserved. The article is Fear
and Loathing in an Age of Show Business: Reflections on Televised Executions.
There's also a webpage
on the topic I put together.
CONTROL & INDUSTRY
I am back working on this
topic by researching private prisons. The Peace Review article was one of the first I wrote.
Style requirements dictated that it be short with no footnotes or citations --
something very difficult immediately after getting a PhD, but it makes for a
good, quick read. I'm not sure about the rights, but Peace Review
shouldn't be too uptight about it. Paul
Social Control" Peace Review: A
Transnational Quarterly v7
#3/4, December 1995. This article
was used as the basis for Keith Suter's news commentary on Australia's radio 2GB
broadcast 1/12/96 and 1/14/96.
have also written a short monograph on prison expansion and public safety: Mopping
the Floor While the Tub Overflows: Concerns
About More Prison Expansion & Less Crime Prevention
Crime & The Rich Get Richer
An ongoing topic for many interests is in corporate
crime and elite deviance. Society, especially the media focus too much
attention on street crime, while corporate criminals pose a greater threat to
our health and well being. Jeffrey Reiman's book The Rich Get Richer &
the Poor Get Prison argues that the CJ system is designed to keep a
visible image of street crime in front of us in order to reinforce the belief
that the threat comes from the poor, not the rich. I work with him on the 4th,
5th and 6th editions of the book and I created a
companion website for the Rich Get Richer.
LABOR & HOW I GOT HERE
This academic biography
describes how I finished up the dissertation, dealt with the job hunt, drove
across country in my '71 VW van, job hunted more and a moved
across country before ending up where I am (and from which I would like to move
Leighton, “Migrant Labor in the Ivory Tower: The
Crossroads and Crapshoots of a New Professor” in Stuart Henry and William
Hinkle, eds. Careers
in Criminal Justice: The Inside Story,
Salem (WI): Sheffield, 2000.