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Samuel Walker's SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME, DRUGS, AND COMMUNITIES was one of the first books to challenge common misconceptions about crime, and the new Seventh Edition remains uniquely effective at doing so.
Described as a "masterful critique" of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive text cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric while emphasizing current research and proven practice. The result is a distinctly lucid, research-based work that clearly reveals what does not work in crime policy while identifying shared characteristics of successful approaches, including carefully defined, narrowly focused, problem-oriented programs in policing and prosecution.
This engaging text captures the full complexity of the administration of justice while providing students with a clear sense of its key principles and general patterns.
Table of Contents
|Thinking Clearly About Crime|
|Crime and Policy: a Complex Problem|
|Models of Criminal Justice|
|The Going Rate|
|The Prediction Problem|
|Get Tough: the Conservative Attack on Crime|
|Unleash the Cops!|
|Deter the Criminals|
|Lock 'Em Up|
|Close the Loopholes|
|The Middle Ground: Victims and Guns|
|Protect Crime Victims|
|Control Gun Crimes|
|Reform: the Liberal Prescription|
|Building Justice and Compliance with the Law|
|The Drug Problem|
|Sense and Nonsense About Drugs|
|Putting it All Together: Crime and Community|
|Crime and Community|
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