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Sense and Nonsense About Crime and Drugs: A Policy Guide / Edition 6

Sense and Nonsense About Crime and Drugs: A Policy Guide / Edition 6

by Samuel Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534616542

ISBN-13: 9780534616540

Pub. Date: 08/17/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Walker's SENSE AND NONSENSE was the first book to challenge common misconceptions about crime and remains the most effective at doing so. Described as a "masterful critique" of American policies - on everything from crime control to guns to drugs - Walker cuts through myths and political rhetoric and confronts both conservative and liberal propositions relative to

Overview

Walker's SENSE AND NONSENSE was the first book to challenge common misconceptions about crime and remains the most effective at doing so. Described as a "masterful critique" of American policies - on everything from crime control to guns to drugs - Walker cuts through myths and political rhetoric and confronts both conservative and liberal propositions relative to current research and proven effectiveness. The result is a research-based, lucid work that stimulates critical thinking and enlivens class discussions. Walker captures the complexity of the administration of justice while providing students with a clear sense of the general patterns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534616540
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/17/2005
Series:
Wordsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

PART I. THINKING CLEARLY ABOUT CRIME. 1. Crime and Policy: A Complex Problem. 2. Models of Criminal Justice. 3. The Going Rate. 4. The Career Criminal. PART II. "GET TOUGH: THE CONSERVATIVE ATTACK ON CRIME. 5. Unleash the Cops! 6. Deter the Criminals. 7. Lock 'Em Up. 8. Close the Loopholes. PART III. THE MIDDLE GROUND: VICTIMS AND GUNS. 9. Protect Crime Victims. 10. Control Gun Crimes. PART IV. Reform: The Liberal Prescription. 11. Treat 'Em! 12. Building Justice and Compliance with the Law. PART V. THE DRUG PROBLEM. 13. Sense and Nonsense About Drugs. PART VI. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: CRIME AND COMMUNITY. 14. Crime and Community.

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