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The Rich get Richer and the Poor get Prison: A Reader is a selection of 25 articles ranging from newspaper stories that highlight issues to articles in professional journals. Articles cover the following topics:
Crime Control in America
A Crime by Any other Name...
...and the Poor get Prison
To the Vanquished belong the Spoils
Criminal Justice or Criminal Justice
Professors who use the best-selling book written by Reiman and Leighton, The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison , now in a ninth edition, have frequently asked for a reader. Where appropriate, articles have been edited to highlight the parts most relevant for the thesis of The Rich Get Richer.
This book of readings can be used stand-alone, or as an accompaniment to the main text.
COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Crime Control in America
Albert Blumstein, Why Is Crime Falling — Or Is It?
Michael A. Fletcher, High Incarceration Rate May Fuel Community Crime
Charles Terry, From C-Block to Academia: You Can’t Get There From Here
Jamison Colburn, A New Suit by Farmers Against the DEA Illustrates Why the War on Drugs Should Not Include a War on Hemp
Chapter 2: A Crime by Any Other Name…
David Barstow, When Workers Die: U.S. Rarely Seeks Charges for Death in Workplace
Anthony J. Sebok, The U.K.'s ‘Corporate Manslaughter’ Statute: British Versus American Approaches to Making Firms Responsible for Deaths Resulting from Gross Negligence
Atul Gawande, The Checklist
David Michaels, Popcorn Lung Coming to Your Kitchen? The FDA Doesn’t Want to Know
David Barboza, Death Sentences in Chinese Milk Case
David Barboza, Ex-Chief of China Food and Drug Unit Sentenced to Death for Graft
Chapter 3: …and the Poor Get Prison
Devah Pager and Bruce Western, Race at Work: Realities of Race and Criminal Record in the New York City Job Market
David A. Harris, Why It Matters: The Connection Of ‘Driving While Black’ To Other Issues Of Criminal Justice And Race
Adam Liptak, Illegal Globally, Bail for Profit Remains in U.S.
Paul Leighton Ebbers, 25 Year Sentence for WorldCom Fraud Upheld. Good.
Barry Ritholtz, A Memo Found in the Street: Uncle Sam The Enabler
Transcript of This American Life, The Giant Pool of Money
Matt Apuzzo, They Warned Us: US was told to 'expect foreclosures, expect horror stories'
Chapter 4: To the Vanquished Belong the Spoils
Glenn C. Loury, Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?
Jeffrey Reiman, The Moral Ambivalence of Crime in an Unjust Society
Paul Butler, Much Respect: Toward a Hip-Hop Theory of Punishment
Robert Johnson, Wheel of Torture
Conclusion: Criminal Justice or Criminal Justice
Alfred Blumstein and Alex Piquero, Restore Rationality to Sentencing Policy
John Braithwaite, Encourage Restorative Justice
Francis Cullen, Make Rehabilitation Corrections’ Guiding Paradigm
Brandon Welsh and David Farrington, Save Children from a Life of Crime