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The Honest Politican's Guide to Crime Control

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Norval Morris and Gordon Hawkins's first premise is that our criminal justice system is a moral busybody, unwisely extended beyond its proper role of protecting persons and property. But they go further and systematically cover the amount, costs, causes, and victims of crime: the reduction of violence; the police; corrections; juvenile delinquency; the function of psychiatry in crime control; organized crime; and the uses of criminological research. On each topic precise recommendations are made and carefully ...

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Overview

Norval Morris and Gordon Hawkins's first premise is that our criminal justice system is a moral busybody, unwisely extended beyond its proper role of protecting persons and property. But they go further and systematically cover the amount, costs, causes, and victims of crime: the reduction of violence; the police; corrections; juvenile delinquency; the function of psychiatry in crime control; organized crime; and the uses of criminological research. On each topic precise recommendations are made and carefully defended.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226539027
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1972
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 279
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Prefatory Note
1. The Overreach of the Criminal Law
2. Incidence, Costs, Victims, and Causes of Crime
3. From Murder and from Violence, Good Lord, Deliver Us
4. The Police and the Citizen
5. Rehabilitation—Rhetoric and Reality
6. Juvenile Delinquency
7. Crime and Psychiatrist
8. Organized Crime and God
9. Research Index

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