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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.
Introduction: Criminal justice through the looking glass, or winning by losing 1. Crime Control in America: Nothing succeeds like failure 2. A Crime by Any Other Name 3. And the Poor Get Prison 4. To the Vanquished Belong the Spoils: Who is winning the losing war against crime? Conclusion: Criminal justice or criminal justice Appendix I: The Marxian critique of criminal justice Appendix II: Between philosophy and criminology