Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice

Paperback | July 27, 2012

byRobert M. Bohm, Jeffery T. Walker

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From myths about crime and punishment to dangerous misunderstandings about the administration of justice, Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, exposes - and aims to correct - many of the American public's misconceptions about the criminal justice system.Designed to stimulate critical thinking, this volume not only provides students with a deeper understanding of crime and criminal justice but also encourages them to question generally accepted beliefs more broadly.FEATURES* Revised and updated chapters contributed by a broad range of experts and scholars* Incorporates the most up-to-date research* Ten brand-new chapters covering misconceptions about juvenile offenders, the rehabilitation of sex offenders, the use of police force, and other controversial issues* Rich pedagogy: review questions, discussion/critical thinking questions, relevant websites, and additional reading suggestions

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From myths about crime and punishment to dangerous misunderstandings about the administration of justice, Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, exposes - and aims to correct - many of the American public's misconceptions about the criminal justice system.Designed to stimulate critical thinking, this volume not only p...

Robert M. Bohm is Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. Jeffery T. Walker is Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 27, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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New to this editionAbout the EditorsAbout the ContributorsRobert M. Bohm and Jeffery T. Walker: IntroductionSection 1: Crime1. Clayton Mosher: The Myth of Accurate Crime Measurement2. Walter S. DeKeseredy: The Myth That "Criminals" Are Fundamentally Different from "Noncriminals"3. Joseph L. Nedelec, Joseph A. Schwartz, and Kevin M. Beaver: The Myth of Rational Choice as an Explanation for Criminal Behavior: A Biosocial Critique4. Stacy C. Moak: The Myth That Violent Juvenile Offenders Will Become Adult Criminals5. Katheryn Russell-Brown: The Myth of Black Crime6. Bruce A. Arrigo and Heather Y. Bersot: The Myth That Mental Illness Causes Crime7. Barbara Sims and Michael Kenney: Myths About Drug Legalization or Decriminalization8. Henry H. Brownstein: The Myth About Drug Use and Violent Offending9. David O. Friedrichs: The Myth That White-Collar Crime Is Only About Financial Loss10. Sean Maddan: The Myth That Current Gun Control Policies Reduce Crime11. Jill S. Levenson: The Myth That Sex Offenders Are Beyond Redemption12. Stacy L. Mallicoat and Amy I. Cass: The Myth That Stalking Is Not a Serious Crime13. Paul Leighton: Demystifying Terrorism: "Crazy Islamic Terrorists Who Hate Us Because We're Free?"Section 2: Law Enforcement14. David E. Barlow and Melissa Hickman Barlow: The Myth That the Role of the Police Is to Fight Crime15. Gary Cordner: The Myth That Science Solves Crimes,16. Kim Lersch: The Myths About Policewomen on Patrol17. William R. King and Matthew C. Matusiak: The Myth That Police Use of Force Is Widespread18. Michael Buerger: The Myths of Racial Profiling19. Martin D. Schwartz: The Myth That the Best Police Response to Domestic Violence Is to Arrest the OffenderSection 3: Administration of Justice20. Craig Hemmens: The Myth That the Exclusionary Rule Allows Many Criminals to Escape Justice21. Raymond Michalowski: The Myth That Punishment Reduces Crime22. Peter B. Wood: The Myth That Imprisonment Is the Most Severe Form of Punishment23. Brandon Applegate: The Myth That the Death Penalty Is Administered Fairly24. James R. Acker: The Myth of Closure and Capital PunishmentSection 4: Corrections25. Beth Pelz, Marilyn McShane, and Frank P. Williams III: The Myth of Prisons as Country Clubs26. Mary Parker: The Myth That Prisons Can Be Self-Supporting27. Curtis Blakely and John Ortiz Smykla: Correctional Privatization and the Myth of Inherent Efficiency28. Francis T. Cullen and Paula Smith: The Myth That Correctional Rehabilitation Does Not Work29. Mark Jones: The Myth That Rehabilitation Is the Focus of Community CorrectionsIndex