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Crime

Author: Paul A Winters
Publisher: San Diego : Greenhaven Press, ©1998.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chapters discuss the causes of crime, the rise of crime, crime prevention, and juvenile crime.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Winters
ISBN: 1565106865 9781565106864 1565106873 9781565106871
OCLC Number: 37322543
Notes: Reprints of articles and excerpts from books.
Description: 144 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. What causes crime? --
Social factors cause crime / Ed Rubenstein --
Economic factors cause crime / New Unionist --
Social decay invites crime / George L. Kelling and Catherine M. Coles --
Genetic factors may cause criminal behavior / Chi Chi Sileo --
A lack of morals causes criminal behavior / Robert James Bidinotto --
A lack of religion does not cause crime / Lisa Conyers and Philip D. Harvey --
Ch. 2. Is crime increasing? --
Yes, crime is increasing: Crime is increasing / Adam Walinsky --
Violent crime is increasing / Michael Hedges --
The increasing fear of crime is justified / Terry Golway --
No, crime is not increasing: Violent crime is not increasing / Richard Moran --
The extent of crime has been exaggerated by the media / John Stossel --
Crime is decreasing / Patrick McCormick --
The increasing fear of crime is unwarranted / Rosellen Brown. Ch. 3. Can stronger criminal justice measures prevent crime? --
Yes, tougher criminal justice measures can prevent crime: Tougher laws can prevent crime / William J. Bennett --
Imprisoning more criminals can prevent crime / Steven D. Levitt --
"Three Strikes" laws can prevent / Edwin Meese III --
Community policing strategies can prevent crime / Richard Cohen --
No, tougher criminal justice measures will not prevent crime: Tougher laws will not prevent crime / Malcolm C. Young and Marc Mauer --
Rehabilitating criminals can prevent crime / Charles W. Colson --
"Three Strikes" laws will not prevent crime / Ethan Fletcher and Nick Turner --
Community policing strategies do little to prevent crime / Richard Moran --
Ch. 4. How can juvenile crime be prevented? --
Preventing juvenile crime: an overview / Jean Hellwege --
Tough punishments are necessary to prevent juvenile crime / Woody West --
Both prevention programs and punishment are needed to control juvenile crime / James Alan Fox --
Violence prevention programs can stop juvenile crime / Mark H. Moore --
Harsh punishments for juveniles are not justified / Franklin E. Zimring --
Prevention efforts should be aimed at adult violence / Michael A. Males.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Paul A. Winters, book editor.

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