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Crime policy in America : laws, institutions, and programs

Author: Shahid M Shahidullah
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : University Press of America, Inc., [2008]
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"This book is a systematic examination of the nature of America's crime and criminal justice system as defined by its policy-makers at different times and in disparate contexts of social and political realities. By examining legislative documents and court cases and analyzing federal and state policy developments in such areas as drug crimes, juvenile crimes, sex crimes, and cyber crimes, this book provides a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shahid M Shahidullah
ISBN: 0761840982 9780761840985 9780761840992 0761840990
OCLC Number: 243545920
Description: xii, 311 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Crime policy : meaning, nature, actors, and contexts --
Federalization of crime and justice policy : history, trends, and processes --
The war on drugs : evolution of the policy of criminalization --
Policy-making in juvenile justice : growth, change, and continuity --
Sex crimes : laws and policy developments --
Cyber crimes : laws and policy developments --
Crime and justice policy in America in the 21st century : the emerging trends.
Responsibility: Shahid M. Shahidullah ; foreword by Albert R. Roberts.
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"This book is a systematic examination of the nature of America's crime and criminal justice system as defined by its policy-makers at different times and in disparate contexts of social and political realities. By examining legislative documents and court cases and analyzing federal and state policy developments in such areas as drug crimes, juvenile crimes, sex crimes, and cyber crimes, this book provides a historically embedded and policy relevant understanding of how America's system of criminal justice was born, how it has grown, and where it is going."--Jacket.

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