A Call to Action: An Analysis and Overview of the United States Criminal Justice System, with Recommendations
Linda M. Thurston
Third World Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Criminal justice, Administration of - 102 pages
From the blue ribbon group of the American Friends Service Committee's 1990 National Commission on Crime and Justice, this report addresses the problems associated with incarceration.
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BACKGROUND OF THE CRISIS
ANALYSIS OF CRIME
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