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Crime and punishment in America

Author: Judith F Buncher; Mark Henry Lazerson; Facts on File, Inc.
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains reprints of newspaper articles discussing various aspects of crime.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith F Buncher; Mark Henry Lazerson; Facts on File, Inc.
ISBN: 0871963558 9780871963550
OCLC Number: 3729308
Description: 295 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: The enigma of crime --
Youth and the law --
Delinquent youth: in need of treatment or punishment? --
Drug abuse: should it be criminal? --
The criminal process --
The Bill of Rights: protecting criminals or our liberties? --
Crowded courts: any room for justice? --
Lawyers: justice only for the rich? --
Sentencing --
The federal criminal code: advance or retreat? --
Mandatory sentences: punishing the crime or the criminal? --
Capital punishment: is it cruel or unusual? --
Alternative sentences: is true restitution possible? --
The penal system --
Behind the prison walls: is there any law or order? --
Rehabilitation and parole: reform or reinforcement?
Responsibility: editor, Judith F. Buncher, assistant editor, Mark Henry Lazerson.

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Contains reprints of newspaper articles discussing various aspects of crime.

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