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The Challenge of Crime: Rethinking Our Response

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ISBN13: 9780674008915
ISBN10: 067400891x
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The development of crime policy in the United States for many generations has been hampered by a drastic shortage of knowledge and data, an excess of partisanship and instinctual responses, and a one-way tendency to expand the criminal justice system. Even if a three-decade pattern of prison growth came to a full stop in the early 2000s, the current decade will be by far the most punitive in U.S. history, hitting some minority communities particularly hard.

The book examines the history, scope, and effects of the revolution in America's response to crime since 1970. Henry Ruth and Kevin Reitz offer a comprehensive, long-term, pragmatic approach to increase public understanding of and find improvements in the nation's response to crime. Concentrating on meaningful areas for change in policing, sentencing, guns, drugs, and juvenile crime, they discuss such topics as new priorities for the use of incarceration; aggressive policing; the war on drugs; the need to switch the gun control debate to a focus on crime gun regulation; a new focus on offenders' transition from confinement to freedom; and the role of private enterprise.

A book that rejects traditional liberal and conservative outlooks, The Challenge of Crime takes a major step in offering new approaches for the nation's responses to crime.

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step in offering new approaches for the nation's responses to crime.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-360) and index.

About the Author

Henry Ruthhas served in many criminal justice roles, including the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, the Deputy Attorney General's Office of the <>U.S. Department of Justice, and President Lyndon Johnson's National Crime Commission.Kevin R. Reitzis Professor of Law, <>University of Colorado.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Crime and Punishment: A Brief American History

2. Knowledge and Assessment

3. The Current Era of Crime Response Policy

4. Prisons and Jails

5. Public and Private Paths to Security from Crime

6. Guns, Crime, and Crime Gun Regulation

7. Crime, Alcohol, and Illegal Drugs

8. Juvenile Crime

The Future

Notes

Index

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jpsmouse, April 26, 2009 (view all comments by jpsmouse)
It is an amazing look at the corrections practices in the United States. It is detailed, in-depth with both compliments and criticisms of different practices. There are suggests for why and how the system practices have changed over the years and how improvements could continue to take place. There continues to be hope that a balance can be made where justice, rehabilitation, and retribution can all be achieved.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780674008915
Subtitle:
Rethinking Our Response
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Ruth, Henry S.
Author:
Feaver, Peter R.
Author:
Ruth, Henry
Author:
, Kevin R.
Author:
Reitz, Kevin R.
Author:
Reitz
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Criminal justice, administration of
Subject:
Crime prevention
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Crime -- United States.
Subject:
Crime-Criminology
Copyright:
Series Volume:
NASA TN D-5029
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 line illustrations
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1.47 lb

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