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Law and disorder : criminal justice in America

Author: Bruce Jackson
Publisher: Urbana [Ill.] : University of Illinois Press, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Jackson
ISBN: 0252010124 9780252010125
OCLC Number: 10724241
Description: x, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Justice. Criminal ends --
Criminal acts --
Real life --
The functions of a criminal justice system --
The system --
II. Criminal numbers. Indicators --
Crime rates --
The police count --
Vice and politics --
III. Trials. The criminal marketplace --
Tommy's cocoa --
Bail --
One father's letter --
The best defense that money can buy --
"All guilty pleas aren't made in heaven --
The prosecutor's tool --
Playing dirty --
IV. Fixing time. Sentence imperatives --
Sentence disparity --
The judge cries foul --
Parole --
Recidivism --
Flat time --
V. Punishment. Rules and roles --
Convict labor --
Good convicts --
VI. Criminal bureaucracy. Black boxes --
Lateral mobility --
Responsibility and accountability --
Doing the job --
Reform --
VII. Duebills --
Sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Bruce Jackson.

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