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Controversies in Criminal Justice : Contemporary Readings

Controversies in Criminal Justice : Contemporary Readings - 03 edition

Controversies in Criminal Justice : Contemporary Readings - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780195330175

ISBN10: 019533017X

Controversies in Criminal Justice : Contemporary Readings by Scott Decker and Charles Katz - ISBN 9780195330175
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Roxbury Publishing Co.
Published:
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Controversies in Criminal Justice : Contemporary Readings by Scott Decker and Charles Katz - ISBN 9780195330175

ISBN13: 9780195330175

ISBN10: 019533017X

Edition: 03

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Summary

This text provides two opposing viewpoints for each of sixteen criminal justice and criminology issues.
Each issue contains one article favoring and one article against each issue, plus:

  • An introduction of key concepts
  • Critical thinking questions
  • Internet websites for further research

Author Bio

Decker, Scott : University of Missouri


Alarid, Leanne Fiftal : University of Missouri


Katz, Charles : Arizona State University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE NATURE OF AMERICAN CRIME

Issue I: National Drug Control Policy: Should we Legalize Drugs?
Issue II: Guns and Crime: Should we Relax Gun Permit Laws?
Issue III: Intelligence and Crime: Do Those with Less Intelligence Commit More Crime?
Issue IV: Terrorism: How Far Should the Government Go In Protecting Against Terrorists?

PART TWO: LAW ENFORCEMENT AND COMMUNITY POLICING

Issue V: Police Organizations: Should Police Organizations Model Themselves More Like the Military?
Issue VI: Community Oriented Policing? Are We There Yet?
Issue VII: Zero-Tolerance Policing: Is It Effective in Reducing Crime?
Issue VIII: Racial Profiling: Do the Police Target Minorities For Traffic Stops?

PART THREE: ADMINISTERING CRIMINAL LAW IN THE COURTS

Issue IX: Does the Federal Grand Jury Adequately Perform its Screening Role?
Issue X: Are Drug Courts a Promising Pre-trial Strategy?
Issue XI: Should Cameras be in the Courtroom During Criminal Trials?

PART FOUR: PUNISHMENT OF OFFENDERS

Issue XII: Lock 'Em Up: Do We Overuse Imprisonment as a Punishment Strategy?
Issue XIII: Beyond Revenge: Will the Restorative Justice Paradigm Achieve its Intended Goals?
Issue XIV: For Profit or Punishment: Should Jails and Prisons be Privatized?
Issue XV: Is it a Good Idea to House Juveniles in Adult Correctional Facilities?
Issue XVI: Megan's Law: Should neighbors be notified when a sex offender is released into their community?