Controversies in Criminal Justice: Contemporary Readings

Paperback | August 22, 2002

EditorScott H. Decker, Leanne Fiftal Alarid, Charles M. Katz

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This text provides two opposing viewpoints for each of sixteen criminal justice and criminology issues. Each issue contains one article favoring and one article against each issue, plus: * An introduction of key concepts * Critical thinking questions * Internet websites for further research

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This text provides two opposing viewpoints for each of sixteen criminal justice and criminology issues. Each issue contains one article favoring and one article against each issue, plus: * An introduction of key concepts * Critical thinking questions * Internet websites for further research

Scott H. Decker is at University of Missouri--St. Louis. Leanne Fiftal Alarid is at the University of Missouri--Kansas City. Charles M. Katz is at Arizona State University--West.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:362 pages, 6.89 × 9.21 × 0.71 inPublished:August 22, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019533017X

ISBN - 13:9780195330175

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Part One: The Nature of American CrimeIssue I: National Drug Control Policy: Should we Legalize Drugs?Issue II: Guns and Crime: Should we Relax Gun Permit Laws?Issue III: Intelligence and Crime: Do Those with Less Intelligence Commit More Crime?Issue IV: Terrorism: How Far Should the Government Go In Protecting Against Terrorists?Part Two: Law Enforcement and Community PolicingIssue V: Police Organizations: Should Police Organizations Model Themselves More Like the Military?Issue VI: Community Oriented Policing? Are We There Yet?Issue VII: Zero-Tolerance Policing: Is It Effective in Reducing Crime?Issue VIII: Racial Profiling: Do the Police Target Minorities For Traffic Stops?Part Three: Administering Criminal Law in the CourtsIssue IX: Does the Federal Grand Jury Adequately Perform its Screening Role?Issue X: Are Drug Courts a Promising Pre-trial Strategy?Issue XI: Should Cameras be in the Courtroom During Criminal Trials?Part Four: Punishment of OffendersIssue XII: Lock 'Em Up: Do We Overuse Imprisonment as a Punishment Strategy?Issue XIII: Beyond Revenge: Will the Restorative Justice Paradigm Achieve its Intended Goals?Issue XIV: For Profit or Punishment: Should Jails and Prisons be Privatized?Issue XV: Is it a Good Idea to House Juveniles in Adult Correctional Facilities?Issue XVI: Megan's Law: Should neighbors be notified when a sex offender is released into their community?