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The rich get richer and the poor get prison : ideology, class, and criminal justice

Author: Jeffrey H Reiman
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Explores the connections between class and criminal justice, starting with the definition of crimes in the lawbooks and progressing through familiar stages of the system, to show that the same pattern persists: the acts defined legally as crimes, the acts treated seriously as crimes, tend to be the acts committed by poor people, often poor nonwhite people. Harmful acts of the well-off tend rarely to be defined as  Read more...
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Reiman, Jeffrey H.
Rich get richer and the poor get prison.
Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©2001
(OCoLC)649580924
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey H Reiman
ISBN: 0205305571 9780205305575
OCLC Number: 43541041
Description: xvii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Crime control in America : nothing succeeds like failure --
A crime by any other name --
and the poor get prison --
To the vanquished belong the spoils : who is winning the war against crime? --
Conclusion: Criminal justice or criminal justice?
Responsibility: Jeffrey Reiman.

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The basic premise of this text is that the Criminal Justice system is biased against the poor from start to finish - from the definition of what constitutes a crime through the process of arrest,  Read more...

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