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Controversies in criminal justice : contemporary readings

Author: Scott H Decker; Leanne Fiftal Alarid; Charles M Katz
Publisher: Los Angeles : Roxbury Pub. Co., ©2003.
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This text provides two opposing viewpoints for each of sixteen criminal justice and criminology issues. Each issue contains one article favoring and one article against each issue, plus: An introduction of key concepts; Critical thinking questions; Internet websites for further research.
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Controversies in criminal justice.
Los Angeles : Roxbury Pub. Co., ©2003
(OCoLC)761004680
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott H Decker; Leanne Fiftal Alarid; Charles M Katz
ISBN: 1891487949 9781891487941
OCLC Number: 49327023
Description: xiv, 362 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Administering criminal law in the courts. Does the federal grand jury adequately perform its screening role? Yes : if it ain't broke, don't fix it / Thomas P. Sullivan and Robert D. Nachman --
No : why the grand jury cannot effectively screen the prosecutor's charging decisions / Andrew D. Leipold. Are drug courts a promising pretrial strategy? Yes : looking at a decade of drug courts / Drug Court Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Project --
No : the drug court scandal / Morris B. Hoffman. The public as thirteenth juror : should cameras be in the courtroom during criminal trials? Yes : time, TV, and criminal justice : second thoughts on the Simpson trial / Samuel H. Pillsbury --
No : the distortion of criminal trials through televised proceedings / Taffiny S. Stewart. Punishment of offenders. Lock 'em up : do we overuse imprisonment as a punishment strategy? Yes : lethal violence and the overreach of American imprisonment / Franklin E. Zimring (with the collaboration of Gordon Hawkins) --
No : supply side imprisonment policy / Michael K. Block. Beyond revenge : will the restorative justice paradigm achieve its intended goals? Yes : moving toward community justice / Eduardo Barajas, Jr. --
No : reconsidering restorative justice : the corruption of benevolence revisited? / Sharon Levrant [and others]. For profit or punishment : should jails and prisons be privatized? Yes : correctional privatization : the issues and the evidence / Charles W. Thomas --
No : McPrisons are McFailures by most if not all objective standards / Richard G. Hogan. Is it a good idea to house juveniles in adult correctional facilities? Yes : the house of last resort : incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons / David L. Myers --
No : arguments against the confinement of juveniles with adult offenders / David W. Roush, Earl L. Dunlap, and Jill Rinella. Megan's Law : should neighbors be notified when a sex offender is released into their community? Yes : community notification : a valuable strategy for managing sex offenders in the community / Mary Ann Farkas --
No : latent consequences of community notification laws / Lisa L. Sample and Anthony J. Streveler. The nature of American crime. National drug control policy : should we legalize drugs? Yes : drug prohibition in the United States : costs, consequences, and alternatives / Ethan A. Nadelmann --
No : against the legalization of drugs / James Q. Wilson. Guns and crime : should we relax gun permit laws? Yes : easing concealed firearms laws : effects on homicide in three states / David McDowall, Colin Loftin, and Brian Wiersema --
No : firearms costs, firearms benefits, and the limits of knowledge / Daniel D. Polsby. Intelligence and crime : do those with less intelligence commit more crime? Yes : the Bell Curve : intelligence and class structure in American life / Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray --
No : crime and the Bell Curve : lessons from intelligent criminology / Francis T. Cullen [and others]. Terrorism : has the government gone too far in the fight against terrorism? Yes : regarding eavesdropping on confidential attorney-client communications / American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) --
No : big guns, little guns : on the role of military and private gun ownership in combating foreign terrorism in the United States after 9/11 / Dave Klinger and Dave Grossman. Law enforcement and community policing. Police organizations : should police organizations model themselves more like the 'real' military? Yes : the myth of the 'military model' of leadership in law enforcement / Thomas J. Cowper --
No : reenvisioning police, reinvigorating policing : a response to Thomas Cowper / Michael E. Buerger. Community-oriented policing : are we there yet? Yes : community policing : thriving because it works / Larry C. Plummer --
No : a response to 'community policing : thriving because it works' / David L. Carter. Zero-tolerance policing : is it effective in reducing crime? Yes : declining crime rates : insiders' views of the New York City story / George L. Kelling and William J. Bratton --
No : zero-tolerance policing and the experience of New York City / Chris Cunneen. Racial profiling : do the police target minorities for traffic stops? Yes : Montgomery traffic data show race disparity / Phuong Ly --
No : police target most likely criminals of all races / Jerry Oliver.
Responsibility: [edited by] Scott H. Decker, Leanne Fiftal Alarid, Charles M. Katz.

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This text provides two opposing viewpoints for each of sixteen criminal justice and criminology issues. Each issue contains one article favoring and one article against each issue, plus: An introduction of key concepts; Critical thinking questions; Internet websites for further research.

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