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Crime control in America : what works?

Author: John L Worrall
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Crime Control in America: What Works?, provides in-depth coverage of policing, prosecution and courts, and legislative methods of crime control. It moves beyond the justice system and examines the effectiveness of crime control at the individual, family, school, and community levels. Finally, it covers environmental criminology and explanations of large-scale crime trends, particularly the reductions witnessed  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John L Worrall
ISBN: 9780133495485 0133495485
OCLC Number: 862053029
Description: xxvi, 421 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Identifying and evaluating crime control --
Crime control perspectives --
Traditional policing --
Proactive policing, directed patrol, and other advancements --
Community involvement in policing --
Prosecutors and crime control --
Crime control through legislation --
Crime control in the courts and beyond --
Sentencing --
Probation, parole, and intermediate sanctions --
Rehabilitation, treatment, and job training --
Individual, family, and household crime control --
Crime control in the community and in schools --
Reducing criminal opportunities through environmental manipulation --
Putting it all together and explaining crime trends.
Responsibility: John L. Worrall, the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Crime Control in America: What Works?, provides in-depth coverage of policing, prosecution and courts, and legislative methods of crime control. It moves beyond the justice system and examines the effectiveness of crime control at the individual, family, school, and community levels. Finally, it covers environmental criminology and explanations of large-scale crime trends, particularly the reductions witnessed during the 1990s.

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