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Samuel Walker's SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME, DRUGS, AND COMMUNITIES was one of the first books to challenge common misconceptions about crime, and the new Eighth Edition remains uniquely effective at doing so. Described as a "masterful critique" of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive book cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric while emphasizing current research and proven practice. The result is a lucid, research-based work that clearly reveals what does not work in crime policy while identifying shared characteristics of successful approaches, including carefully defined, narrowly focused, problem-oriented programs in policing and prosecution. This engaging text captures the full complexity of the administration of justice while providing readers with a clear sense of its key principles and general patterns.

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Samuel Walker is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, where he taught for 31 years before retiring in 2005. He is the author of 13 books on policing, criminal justice history and policy, and civil liberties. His current research involves police

Table of Contents

Part I: THINKING CLEARLY ABOUT CRIME. 1. Crime and Policy: A Complex Problem. 2. Models of Criminal Justice. 3. The Going Rate. 4. The Prediction Problem. Part II: "GET TOUGH": THE CONSERVATIVE ATTACK ON CRIME. 5. Unleash the Cops. 6. Deter the Criminals. 7. Lock 'Em Up. 8. Close the Loopholes. Part III: THE MIDDLE GROUND: GUNS AND VICTIMS. 9. Protect Crime Victims. 10. Control Gun Crimes. Part IV: REFORM: THE LIBERAL PRESCRIPTION. 11. Treat 'Em. 12. The Basis of an Orderly Society. Part V: THE DRUG PROBLEM. 13. Sense and Nonsense about Drugs and Crime. Part VI: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: CRIME AND COMMUNITY. 14. Crime and Community: Putting It All Together.

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ISBN:
9781285459028
Author:
Walker, Samuel
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Walker
Subject:
Drugs
Subject:
Policy
Subject:
Sense and Nonsense
Subject:
Criminal justice.
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
448

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