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Crime and justice in America: 1975-2025

Author: Michael H Tonry
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Crime and justice (Chicago, Ill.), v. 42.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For the American criminal justice system, 1975 was a watershed year. Offender rehabilitation and individualized sentencing fell from favor. The partisan politics of "law and order" took over. Among the results four decades later are the world's harshest punishments and highest imprisonment rate. Policymakers' interest in what science could tell them plummeted just when scientific work on crime, recidivism, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Tonry
ISBN: 9780226097510 022609751X 9780226105925 022610592X
OCLC Number: 834405286
Notes: "Initial drafts of the essays in this book were presented as public lectures at the Robina Institute Annual Conference at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis in April 2012 and were discussed at a seminar, also in Minneapolis, the following two days."--Preface.
Description: x, 544 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Evidence, ideology, and politics in the making of American criminal justice policy / Michael Tonry --
The great American gun war : notes from four decades in the trenches / Philip J. Cook --
Why has US drug policy changed so little over 30 years? / Peter Reuter --
Sentencing in America, 1975-2025 / Michael Tonry --
Deterrence in the twenty first century / Daniel S. Nagin --
American youth violence : a cautionary tale / Franklin E. Zimring --
Rehabilitation : beyond nothing works / Francis T. Cullen --
The rise of evidence-based policing : targeting, testing, and tracking / Lawrence W. Sherman --
Longitudinal and experimental research in criminology / David Farrington.
Series Title: Crime and justice (Chicago, Ill.), v. 42.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Tonry, a review of research edited by Michael Tonry.

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For the American criminal justice system, 1975 was a watershed year. Offender rehabilitation and individualized sentencing fell from favor. The partisan politics of "law and order" took over. This  Read more...

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