What's Wrong with the Criminal Justice System: Ideology, Politics, and the Media
Reviews concepts, information, and points of view that help to explain the context and constraints of the criminal justice system. Engages the reader in a critique of criminal justice as a means of moving the discussion to a more informed and insightful level, and creates understanding about what can be done by the criminal justice system. Contains chapters on dynamics of criminal justice, police, consequences of court policy, correctional policy in crisis, deconstructing adolescence and dismantling the juvenile court, and changing course. The authors are affiliated with Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Mercyhurst College. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
adult arrests behavior Benekos Bureau of Justice Butterfield California Camp capital punishment citizens committed community policing convicted correctional costs crack cocaine crime control crime policy crime rates criminal court Criminal Justice Newsletter criminal justice system death penalty Department of Justice discussed drug courts drug offenders effective example federal felony get-tough Government Accounting Office guidelines guns ideology impact incarceration increase initiatives inmates intervention involved jail judges justice policy Justice Statistics juvenile court Juvenile Offenders Kappeler killed Langan law enforcement males Mauer Megan's Law ment Merlo Michael moral panic murder National Overcrowded parole Pennsylvania percent political politicians prison population probation problem programs punishment punitive reduce reform reported response restorative justice result role Rudolph Giuliani sanctions sentencing laws sex offender sexual social statutes strategies suggest tences three-strikes laws three-strikes legislation tion U.S. Department United victims violent crime violent offenders Washington Willie Horton York youth