Law and Economics Approach to Criminal Gangs

Law and Economics Approach to Criminal Gangs

by Liza Vertinsk, Ph.D., J.D.
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840148985

ISBN-13: 9781840148985

Pub. Date: 03/01/1999

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840148985
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
1Introduction: The Race to Incarcerate1
2The Incarceration "Experiment"15
3The Rise of the "Tough on Crime" Movement42
4Crime as Politics56
5The Prison-crime Connection81
6The Limits of the Criminal Justice System on Crime Control100
7African Americans and the Criminal Justice System118
8The War on Drugs and the African American Community142
9What's Class Got to Do with It?162
10"Give the Public What It Wants": Media Images and Crime Policy171
11Unintended Consequences178
12A New Direction for a New Century189
Index195

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