Table of Contents
Each chapter concludes with a summary, study questions, additional readings, and notes.
Introduction: Criminal Justice Through the Looking Glass, or Winning by Losing.
Abbreviations Used in the Notes.
Notes to the Introduction.
1. Crime Control in America: Nothing Succeeds Like Failure.
Designed to Fail.
Four Excuses That Will Not Wash, or How We Could Reduce Crime if We Wanted To.
First Excuse: We're Too Soft.
Second Excuse: A Cost of Modern Life.
Third Excuse: Blame It on the Kids!
Fourth Excuse: We Just Don't Know What to Do.
Known Sources of Crime.
How Crime Pays: Erikson and Durkheim.
2. A Crime by Any Other Name…
What's in a Name?
The Carnival Mirror.
Criminal Justice as Creative Art.
A Crime by Any Other Name…
Work May Be Dangerous to Your Health.
Health Care May Be Dangerous to Your Health.
Waging Chemical Warfare Against America.
3. …and the Poor Get Prison.
Weeding Out the Wealthy.
Arrest and Charging.
Adjudication and Conviction.
…and the Poor Get Prison.
4. To the Vanquished Belong the Spoils: Who Is Winning the Losing War Against Crime?
Why Is the Criminal Justice System Failing?
The Poverty of Criminals and the Crime of Poverty.
The Implicit Ideology of Criminal Justice.
The Bonus of Bias.
Ideology, or How to Fool Enough of the People Enough of the Time.
Conclusion: Criminal Justice or Criminal Justice.
The Crime of Justice.
Rehabilitating Criminal Justice in America.
Appendix: The Marxian Critique of Criminal Justice.
Marxism and Capitalism.
Capitalism and Ideology.
Ideology and Law.
Law and Ethics.