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Sense and Nonsense About Crime and Drugs

Sense and Nonsense About Crime and Drugs - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534616540

Cover of Sense and Nonsense About Crime and Drugs 6TH 06 (ISBN 978-0534616540)
ISBN13: 978-0534616540
ISBN10: 0534616542
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 06
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2006
International: No

List price: $149.75

Sense and Nonsense About Crime and Drugs - 6TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534616540

Samuel Walker

ISBN13: 978-0534616540
ISBN10: 0534616542
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 06
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

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.

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.