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Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs

Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs - 5th edition

Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780534708290

ISBN10: 0534708293

Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs by Samuel Walker - ISBN 9780534708290
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2001
International: No
Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs by Samuel Walker - ISBN 9780534708290

ISBN13: 9780534708290

ISBN10: 0534708293

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 01

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Summary

Beginning with a succinct discussion of the administration of criminal justice in the United States, SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME AND DRUGS, FIFTH EDITION, evaluates conservative and liberal views on crime control proposals, guns and crimes, drug policies, the war on drugs, and the legalization of drugs. This text communicates complex ideas about how the criminal justice system operates and is affected by politics at a level that can be read by almost any student. The book concludes with a summary of the evidence and draws some conclusions about crime policy.

Author Bio

Walker, Samuel : University of Nebraska, Omaha


Samuel Walker is Isaacson Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He is the author of 11 books on policing, criminal justice history and policy, and civil liberties. His most recent books included POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY (Wadsworth, 2001), and THE POLICE IN AMERICAN (McGraw-Hill, 2002). His current research involves police accountability, focusing primarily on citizen oversight of the police and police Early Warning (EW) systems. Professor Walker currently serves on the Panel on Policing of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART ONE : 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 TWO : GET TOUGH : THE CONSERVATIVE ATTACK ON CRIME.

5. Unleash the Cops!
6. Deter the Criminals.
7. Lock 'Em Up.
8. Close the Loopholes.

PART THREE : THE MIDDLE GROUND : GUNS AND VICTIMS.

9. Protect Crime Victims.
10. Control Gun Crimes.

PART FOUR : REFORM : THE LIBERAL PRESCRIPTION.

11. Treat 'Em!
12. Reform the Law and the System.

PART FIVE : THE DRUG PROBLEM.

13. Sense and Nonsense About Drugs.

PART SIX : CONCLUSIONS.

14. In the End : What Works?

Index.

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