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Taking sides. Clashing views on controversial issues in crime and criminology

Author: Richard C Monk
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Dushkin Pub. Group, ©1993.
Series: Taking sides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Taking sides. Clashing views on controversial issues in crime and criminology.
Guilford, Conn. : Dushkin Pub. Group, ©1993
(OCoLC)760966253
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Monk
ISBN: 1561341266 9781561341269
OCLC Number: 27920040
Description: xx, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Crime : definitions and causes --
Is crime functional? --
Are general theories of crime possible? --
Is criminal behavior biologically determined? --
Is street crime more serious than white-collar crime? --
pt. 2. Social control and the criminal justice system --
Is punishment good crime control? --
Is criminal justice free of systemic racism? --
Juvenile justice : are kids "getting away with murder"? --
Should plea bargaining continue to be an accepted practice? --
Should capital punishment be abolished? --
pt. 3. Criminological research and public policy --
Is research on criminal careers helpful? --
Can traditional criminology make sense out of domestic violence? --
Do ignition interlocks reduce drunk driving arrests? --
pt. 4. Future trends --
Should elderly offenders get lighter sentences? --
Will gun control reduce crime? --
Are private prisons a good idea? --
Is the victim's rights movement succeeding? --
Will drug legalization help the criminal justice system? --
Are human rights basic to justice?
Series Title: Taking sides.
Responsibility: edited, selected, and with introductions by Richard C. Monk.

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