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|Description:||228 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Ch. 1 Does the criminal justice system need reform? : The federal criminal justice system works well for trying terrorists / Karen Greenberg --
May it please the court / Sasha Abramsky --
Drug courts are not a positive reform to the criminal justice system / Nastassia Walsh --
Racial disparities in the criminal justice system need to be addressed / Marc Mauer --
There is no evidence of racial discrimination in the criminal justice system / John Perazzo. Ch. 2 What is the state of the incarceration system in the United States? : Greater incarceration and a change in culture explain the decline in crime / James Q. Wilson --
The benefits of mass incarceration are outweighed by the negative effects / Bruce Western --
Restorative justice is a good alternative to incarceration / Patrice Gaines --
Probation and parole are good alternatives to incarceration / America --
There are high costs to incarceration alternatives / Thomas Sowell. Ch. 3 Should sentencing laws be reformed? : The death penalty should be abolished / John W. Whitehead --
The death penalty should not be abolished / David Muhlhausen --
Life-without-parole sentences are constitutional, even for juveniles / Charles D. Stimson, Andrew M. Grossman --
Life-without-parole sentences should be eliminated / Ashley Nellis --
Swift and certain punishment works better than severe sentences / Mark Kleiman, as told to Zach Weissmueller --
Mandatory minimum sentences are ineffective / Marc Mauer. Ch. 4 What rights should be a part of the criminal justice system? : Terrorist suspects should have a right to Miranda warnings / America --
Terrorist suspects should not have a right to Miranda warnings / Charles Krauthammer --
The right to adequate legal defense is not being met for the poor / Vanessa Gregory --
Defendants should have the right to choose their own defense attorneys / Stephen J. Schulhofer, David D. Friedman --
Plea bargaining violates the right to a jury trial / Timothy Lynch.
|Series Title:||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
|Responsibility:||Noel Merino, book editor.|
- Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
- JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Law & Crime.
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- Criminal justice, Administration of.
- United States.
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