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Asphalt justice : a critique of the criminal justice system in America

Author: John Raymond Cook
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
Series: Praeger series in criminology and crime control policy.
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In this book, John Raymond Cook challenges the current criminal justice emphasis on incarceration and punishment and encourages instead a focus on rehabilitation and treatment. Cook argues that the failure to encourage treatment and rehabilitation is extremely shortsighted and serves only to postpone societal ills. He examines the prison experience as a psychological experience and suggests that restructuring the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cook, John Raymond, 1962-
Asphalt justice.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
(OCoLC)606422560
Online version:
Cook, John Raymond, 1962-
Asphalt justice.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
(OCoLC)607675292
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Raymond Cook
ISBN: 0275968278 9780275968274
OCLC Number: 43403476
Description: xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Get Smart on Crime --
A House Built on Sand --
Two Sides of the Same Coin --
Politicians and Bureaucrats: Garbage In, Garbage Out --
Ball Four: "Solutions" That Miss the Plate --
Gangs, Militias, and Organized Crime --
Juvenile Crime --
Insanity and Mental Health --
Coercive Treatment, Civil Liberties, and Change --
The New Gulag: The Failure of Prison Architecture --
Get Smart on Crime, Part II --
Classification and Treatment: Earning Release --
Prevention Is Not a Four-Letter Word.
Series Title: Praeger series in criminology and crime control policy.
Other Titles: Critique of the criminal justice system in America
Responsibility: John Raymond Cook.

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Examining the United States' criminal justice system, this study challenges the current emphasis on incarceration and punishment and encourages instead a focus upon rehabilitation and treatment.  Read more...

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