Flawed Criminal Justice Policies

1st Edition

At the Intersection of the Media, Public Fear and Legislative Response

Frances P. Reddington and Gene Bonham, Jr., editors
eISBN-13: 9781531003395

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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

Immigration Laws

The Patriot Act and Terrorist Laws

Sentencing Guidelines

Three Strikes Laws

Capital Punishment

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
Publish Year 2012
Language English
Number of Pages 314
Edition 1st
Website www.cap-press.com/books/isbn/9781594609367/Flawed-Criminal-Justice-Policies#