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Criminal justice

Author: Noël Merino
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether the criminal justice system needs reform, the state of the incarceration system in the U.S., and whether sentencing laws need reform.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noël Merino
ISBN: 9780737763065 073776306X
OCLC Number: 783171173
Target Audience: Ages 15-17.
Description: 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 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 --
Chapter 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 --
Chapter 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 --
Chapter 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: Noël Merino, book editor.

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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether the criminal justice system needs reform, the state of the incarceration system in the U.S., and whether sentencing laws need reform.

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