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Criminal Justice

Author: Noël Merino
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Criminal Justice: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noël Merino
ISBN: 9780737763065 073776306X
OCLC Number: 783171173
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.

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"Criminal Justice: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"--

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