Flawed Criminal Justice Policies
At the Intersection of the Media, Public Fear and Legislative Response
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This textbook reader examines the concept of flawed policies in the criminal justice arena. The authors address the costs of bad criminal justice policy and offer suggestions for the creation of good, sound, evidence-based policy. Specific topics highlighted include:
The War on Drugs
The Patriot Act and Terrorist Laws
Three Strikes Laws
Sex Offender Laws
Get Tough Juvenile Policy
Zero Tolerance in Schools
Policies for Mental Health Offenders
Policies with Pregnant Offenders
Courses appropriate for this textbook reader include upper level undergraduate and graduate level criminal justice courses dealing at least in part with public policies, the media impact on law making, public fear of crime and the legislative response. Other disciplines will also find this book an excellent supplement to their courses in Psychology, Political Science, Public Administration and Policy.
|Sold By||Carolina Academic Press|
|ISBNs||1531003397, 9781531003395, 1594609365, 9781594609367|
|Number of Pages||314|