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Controversial Issues in Criminology (Controversial Issues Series) / Edition 1
     

Controversial Issues in Criminology (Controversial Issues Series) / Edition 1

by John Randolph Fuller, Eric W. Hickey, Steven A. Egger
 

ISBN-10: 020527210X

ISBN-13: 9780205272105

Pub. Date: 09/09/1998

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Should prostitution be legalized? Are stalking laws effective? Is medical treatment a useful way to deal with criminal offenders? Are restorative justice processes too lenient toward offenders? These are some of the most hotly debated questions in the field of criminology, often sparking discomfort and anger among those who wish to know more about these

Overview

Should prostitution be legalized? Are stalking laws effective? Is medical treatment a useful way to deal with criminal offenders? Are restorative justice processes too lenient toward offenders? These are some of the most hotly debated questions in the field of criminology, often sparking discomfort and anger among those who wish to know more about these issues. Now, Controversial Issues in Criminology attempts to provide factual information and a much-needed forum for discussion, utilizing a unique debate format to discuss controversial issues in the field of criminology. KEY TOPICS: Topics addressed in this book were chosen with a conscious effort to include those that are the most controversial. The contributing authors, each solicited because of their expertise in this area, come from a variety of backgrounds, academic disciplines and perspectives. In addition to such hot topics as prostitution, stalking, and the rehabilitation of criminals, the book also covers issues such as the "supersizing" of murder, government research on terrorism, stricter law enforcement for "techno-crimes," and the role of "community corrections." Law enforcement officers, corrections officers, educators, students of law enforcement, and anyone interested in issues of criminal justice and the correctional process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205272105
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/09/1998
Series:
Controversial Issues Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors.

Preface.

I.CONTROVERSIAL CRIMES.

1.Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

Yes: Robert P. McNamara.

No: Jacqueline Boles.

2.Are Stalking Laws Effective?

Yes: Ronnie Harmon.

No: N. Jane McCandless.

3.Multicide: Does Society Need the “Supersizing” of Murder?

Yes: Patricia Kirby.

No: Toni Dupont-Morales.

4.Should Official (Government) Statistics Be the Primary Source for Research on American Terrorism?

Yes: Brent L. Smith.

No: Mark Hamm.

5.Does Law Enforcement Need More Power to Fight the Techno-War Against Computer and Credit Card Criminals?

Yes: Jerome Jackson.

No: Robert P. McNamara.

II.CONTROVERSIAL PERSPECTIVES.

6.Has Community “Corrections” Become Community Control?

Yes: Georgia Smith.

No: Karol Lucken.

7.From a Peacemaking Perspective: Is Individual Change More Important Than Social Change?

Yes: Michael Braswell & Wayne Gillespie.

No: M. Joan McDermott.

8.Is Left Realism a Useful Theory for Addressing the Problems of Crime?

Yes: Martin D. Schwartz & Walter S. DeKeseredy.

No: Stuart Henry.

9.Can Students Benefit from an Intensive Engagement with Postmodern Criminology?

Yes: Bruce A. Arrigo.

No: David O. Friedrichs.

10.Are Restorative Justice Processes Too Lenient Toward Offenders?

Yes: Arthur V.N. Wint.

No: Duane Ruth-Heffelbower.

III.CONTROVERSIAL POLICIES.

11.Is the “Broken Windows” Theory an Effective Way to Reduce Crime?

Yes: Craig Fraser.

No: William Norton.

12.Should the Juvenile Justice System Get Tougher on Juvenile Offenders?

Yes: Sandra Stone.

No: Robert M. Regoli.

13.Chemical Corrections: Is Medical Treatment a Useful Way to Deal with Criminal Offenders?

Yes: Diana Fishbein.

No: Joyce Carbonell.

14.Is the “Three Strikes and You're Out” a Useful Sentencing Policy?

Yes: Mike Reynolds.

No: John Kramer.

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