Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice / Edition 2

Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice / Edition 2

by Robert M. Bohm, Jeffery T. Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 019984383X

ISBN-13: 9780199843831

Pub. Date: 07/12/2012

Publisher: Oxford University Press

From myths about crime and punishment to dangerous misunderstandings about the administration of justice, Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, exposes—and aims to correct—many of the American public's misconceptions about the criminal justice system.

Designed to stimulate critical thinking, this volume not only provides students with

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Overview

From myths about crime and punishment to dangerous misunderstandings about the administration of justice, Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, exposes—and aims to correct—many of the American public's misconceptions about the criminal justice system.

Designed to stimulate critical thinking, this volume not only provides students with a deeper understanding of crime and criminal justice but also encourages them to question generally accepted beliefs more broadly.

FEATURES
* Revised and updated chapters contributed by a broad range of experts and scholars
* Incorporates the most up-to-date research
* Ten brand-new chapters covering misconceptions about juvenile offenders, the rehabilitation of sex offenders, the use of police force, and other controversial issues
* Rich pedagogy: review questions, discussion/critical thinking questions, relevant websites, and additional reading suggestions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199843831
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/12/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
177,492
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

* New to this edition
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Introduction, Robert M. Bohm and Jeffery T. Walker
Section 1: Crime
* 1: The Myth of Accurate Crime Measurement, Clayton Mosher
* 2: The Myth That "Criminals" Are Fundamentally Different from "Noncriminals," Walter S. DeKeseredy
* 3: The Myth of Rational Choice as an Explanation for Criminal Behavior: A Biosocial Critique, Joseph L. Nedelec, Joseph A. Schwartz, and Kevin M. Beaver
* 4: The Myth That Violent Juvenile Offenders Will Become Adult Criminals, Stacy C. Moak
5: The Myth of Black Crime, Katheryn Russell-Brown
6: The Myth That Mental Illness Causes Crime, Bruce A. Arrigo and Heather Y. Bersot
7: Myths About Drug Legalization or Decriminalization, Barbara Sims and Michael Kenney
8: The Myth About Drug Use and Violent Offending, Henry H. Brownstein
9: The Myth That White-Collar Crime Is Only About Financial Loss, David O. Friedrichs
* 10: The Myth That Current Gun Control Policies Reduce Crime, Sean Maddan
* 11: The Myth That Sex Offenders Are Beyond Redemption, Jill S. Levenson
* 12: The Myth That Stalking Is Not a Serious Crime, Stacy L. Mallicoat and Amy I. Cass
13: Demystifying Terrorism: "Crazy Islamic Terrorists Who Hate Us Because We're Free?", Paul Leighton
Section 2: Law Enforcement
14: The Myth That the Role of the Police Is to Fight Crime, David E. Barlow and Melissa Hickman Barlow
15: The Myth That Science Solves Crimes, Gary Cordner
16: The Myths About Policewomen on Patrol, Kim Lersch
* 17: The Myth That Police Use of Force Is Widespread, William R. King and Matthew C. Matusiak
18: The Myths of Racial Profiling, Michael Buerger
* 19: The Myth That the Best Police Response to Domestic Violence Is to Arrest the Offender, Martin D. Schwartz
Section 3: Administration of Justice
* 20: The Myth That the Exclusionary Rule Allows Many Criminals to Escape Justice, Craig Hemmens
21: The Myth That Punishment Reduces Crime, Raymond Michalowski
22: The Myth That Imprisonment Is the Most Severe Form of Punishment, Peter B. Wood
23: The Myth That the Death Penalty Is Administered Fairly, Brandon Applegate
24: The Myth of Closure and Capital Punishment, James R. Acker
Section 4: Corrections
25: The Myth of Prisons as Country Clubs, Beth Pelz, Marilyn McShane, and Frank P. Williams III
26: The Myth That Prisons Can Be Self-Supporting, Mary Parker
27: Correctional Privatization and the Myth of Inherent Efficiency, Curtis Blakely and John Ortiz Smykla
28: The Myth That Correctional Rehabilitation Does Not Work, Francis T. Cullen and Paula Smith
29: The Myth That Rehabilitation Is the Focus of Community Corrections, Mark Jones
Index

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