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Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Crime and Criminology,9780078139437

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Crime and Criminology

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9/9/2009
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Summary

Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor´┐Żs Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Correlation Guidep. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Definitions and Explanations of Crimep. 1
Is Crime Beneficial to Society?p. 2
YES: Emile Durkheim, from The Rules of Sociological Method (The Free Press, 1938)p. 4
NO: Daniel Patrick Moynihan, from "Defining Deviancy Down," The American Scholar (Winter 1993)p. 9
Is Criminal Behavior Determined Biologically?p. 17
YES: Adrian Raine, from "The Biological Basis of Crime," in James Q. Wilson and John Petersilia, eds., Crime: Public Policies for Crime Control (ICS Press, 2002)p. 19
NO: Jeffrey H. Reiman, from The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice (Allyn & Bacon, 1998)p. 28
Is a Person's Body Type Clearly Linked to Criminal Behavior?p. 44
YES: Sean Maddan, Jeffrey T. Walker, and J. Mitchell Miller, from "Physiques, Somatotypes and Crime." An essay. (2009)p. 46
NO: Chris L. Gibson and Kevin M. Beaver, from "Does Body Type Really Have an Effect on Criminal Behavior?" An essay. (2009)p. 53
Justice Issues and Contemporary Public Policyp. 63
Should George W. Bush Be Prosecuted for War Crimes?p. 64
YES: Vincent Bugliosi, from "Opening Up One's Eyes," The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder (Vanguard Press, 2008)p. 66
NO: John Barry, from "The Politics of Vengeance," Newsweek.com (January 19, 2009)p. 69
Does the United States Have a Right to Torture Suspected Terrorists?p. 75
YES: Andrew A. Moher, from "The Lesser of Two Evils? An Argument for Judicially Sanctioned Torture in a Post--9/11 World," Thomas Jefferson Law Review (Spring 2004)p. 77
NO: Elisa Massimino, from "Leading by Example? U.S. Interrogation of Prisoners in the War on Terror," Criminal Justice Ethics (Winter 2004)p. 90
Is Racial Profiling an Acceptable Law Enforcement Strategy?p. 98
YES: Jared Taylor and Glayde Whitney, from "Racial Profiling: Is There an Empirical Basis?" Mankind Quarterly (Spring 2002)p. 100
NO: Michael J. Lynch, from "Misleading 'Evidence' and the Misguided Attempt to Generate Racial Profiles of Criminals; Correcting Fallacies and Calculations Concerning Race and Crime in Taylor and Whitney's Analysis of Racial Profiling," Mankind Quarterly (Spring 2002)p. 112
Should Serious Sex Offenders Be Castrated?p. 126
YES: Lawrence Wright, from "The Case for Castration," Texas Monthly (May 1992)p. 128
NO: Kari A. Vanderzyl, from "Castration as an Alternative to Incarceration: An Impotent Approach to the Punishment of Sex Offenders," Northern Illinois University Law Review (Fall 1994)p. 135
Should Juvenile Courts Be Abolished?p. 144
YES: Barry C. Feld, from Bad Kids: Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court (Oxford University Press, 1999)p. 146
NO: Vincent Schiraldi and Jason Ziedenberg, from The Florida Experiment: An Analysis of the Impact of Granting Prosecutors Discretion to Try Juveniles As Adults (July 1999)p. 157
Is Exposure to Pornography Related to Increased Rates of Rape?p. 168
YES: Diana E. H. Russell, from Dangerous Relationships: Pornography, Misogyny, and Rape (Sage, 1998)p. 170
NO: Anthony D'Amato, from "Porn Up, Rape Down," Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 913013 (2006)p. 179
Prison Programs and Alternativesp. 189
Is It Ethical to Segregate HIV-Positive Inmates?p. 190
YES: Penny A. Robinette, from "Is the Segregation of HIV-Positive Inmates Ethical? Yes," The Prison Journal (March 1999)p. 192
NO: Billy Long, from "Is the Segregation of HIV-Positive Inmates Ethical? No," The Prison Journal (March 1999)p. 199
Are Supermax (Control Unit) Prisons an Appropriate Way to Punish Hardened Criminals?p. 206
YES: Gregory L. Hershberger, from "To the Max," Corrections Today (February 1998)p. 208
NO: Rodney J. Henningsen, W. Wesley Johnson, and Terry Wells, from "Supermax Prisons: Panacea or Desperation?" Corrections Management Quarterly (Spring 1999)p. 213
Should Juveniles Who Commit Murder Be Sentenced to Life in Prison Without the Possibility of Parole?p. 223
YES: Liza Matia, from "Parents Fight to Keep Juvenile Killers in Prison," The Progress (November 22, 2008)p. 225
NO: Human Rights Watch, from "When I Die They'll Send Me Home," Human Rights Watch (January 2008)p. 228
Should Private "For-Profit" Corporations Be Allowed to Run U.S. Prisons?p. 235
YES: Wayne H. Calabrese, from "Low Cost, High Quality, Good Fit: Why Not Privatization?" Privatization Correctional Institutions (1996)p. 237
NO: Jeff Sinden, from "The Problem of Prison Privatization: The U.S. Experience," Capitalist Punishment: Prison Privatization & Human Rights (2003)p. 243
Criminal Justice Research, Evaluation, and Policy Analysisp. 255
Is Capital Punishment a Bad Public Policy?p. 256
YES: David Von Drehle, from "Miscarriage of Justice: Why the Death Penalty Doesn't Works," The Washington Post Magazine (February 5, 1995)p. 258
NO: Ernest Van Den Haag, from "The Ultimate Punishment: A Defense," Harvard Law Review (May 1986)p. 270
Will Strict Gun Control Laws Reduce the Number of Homicides in the United States?p. 278
YES: Franklin E. Zimring, from "Firearms, Violence, and the Potential Impact of Firearms Control," Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (Spring 2004)p. 280
NO: Lance K. Stell, from "The Production of Criminal Violence in America: Is Strict Gun Control the Solution?" Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (Spring 2004)p. 287
Should the Police Enforce Zero-Tolerance Laws?p. 304
YES: George L. Kelling and William J. Bratton, from "Declining Crime Rates: Insiders' Views of the New York City Story," The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology (Summer 1998)p. 306
NO: Judith A. Greene, from "Zero Tolerance: A Case Study of Police Policies and Practices in New York City," Crime & Delinquency (April 1999)p. 316
Future Trends in Criminology and Criminal Justicep. 329
Should Marijuana Be Legalized?p. 330
YES: Ethan A. Nadelmann, from "An End to Marijuana Prohibition: The Drive to Legalize Picks Up," National Review (July 12, 2004)p. 332
NO: John P. Walters, from "No Surrender," National Review (September 27, 2004)p. 339
Do Three Strikes Sentencing Laws and Other "Get Tough" Approaches Really Work?p. 344
YES: Eugene H. Methvin, from "Mugged by Reality," Policy Review (July/August 1997)p. 346
NO: David Shichor, from "Three Strikes as a Public Policy," Crime & Delinquency (October 1997)p. 356
Should Juries Be Able to Disregard the Law and Free "Guilty" Persons in Racially Charged Cases?p. 366
YES: Paul Butler, from "Racially Based Jury Nullification: Black Power in the Criminal Justice System," Yale Law Journal (December 1995)p. 368
NO: Randall Kennedy, from "After the Cheers," The New Republic (October 23, 1995)p. 373
Contributorsp. 378
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