Crime and public policy

Format: Print Book 2011
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Summary
Crime in the United States has fluctuated considerably over the past thirty years, as have the policy approaches to deal with it. During this time criminologists and other scholars have helped to shed light on the role of incarceration, prevention, drugs, guns, policing, and numerous otheraspects to crime control. Yet the latest research is rarely heard in public discussions and is often missing from the desks of policymakers. This book accessibly summarizes the latest scientific information on the causes of crime and evidence about what does and does not work to control it.Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition of Crime and Public Policy will include twenty chapters and five new substantial entries. As with previous editions, each essay reviews the existing literature, discusses the methodological rigor of the studies, identifies what policies and programsthe studies suggest, and then points to policies now implemented that fail to reflect the evidence. The chapters cover the principle institutions of the criminal justice system (juvenile justice, police, prisons, probation and parole, sentencing), how broader aspects of social life inhibit orencourage crime (biology, schools, families, communities), and topics currently generating a great deal of attention (criminal activities of gangs, sex offenders, prisoner reentry, changing crime rates).With contributions from trusted, leading scholars, Crime and Public Policy offers the most comprehensive and balanced guide to how the latest and best social science research informs the understanding of crime and its control for policymakers, community leaders, and students of crime and criminaljustice.
Contents
Crime in international perspective / James P. Lynch and William Alex Pridemore
Crime and biology / Terrie E. Moffitt, Stephen Ross, and Adrian Raine
Juvenile crime and juvenile justice / Peter W. Greenwood and Susan Turner
Families and crime / David P. Farrington
Street gangs / Cheryl Maxson
Labor markets and crime / Shawn D. Bushway
The community / Robert J. Sampson
Race and the administration of criminal justice in the United States / Randall Kennedy
Gun control / Philip J. Cook, Anthony A. Braga, and Mark H. Moore
Rehabilitation and treatment programs / Francis T. Cullen and Cheryl Lero Jonson
Sex offenders and sex offender policy / Eric Beauregard and Roxanne Lieb
Drugs, crime, and public policy / David A. Boyum, Jonathan P. Caulkins, and Mark A. R. Kleiman
General deterrence : a review of recent evidence / Robert Apel and Daniel S. Nagin
Prosecution / Brian Forst
Sentencing / Kevin R. Reitz
Community corrections : probation, parole, and prisoner reentry / Joan Petersilia
Prisons / Anne Morrison Piehl and Bert Useem
Changing crime rates / Richard Rosenfeld
Democratic policing on the evidence / Lawrence W. Sherman
Crime and public policy / James Q. Wilson.

Additional Information
Subjects Crime prevention -- United States.
Crime -- United States.
Crime.
Criminology.
Publisher New York :Oxford University Press,2011
Edition [New ed.].
Contributors Wilson, James Q.
Petersilia, Joan.
Language English
Description xi, 644 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780195399356 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0195399358 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780195399363 (cloth : alk. paper)
0195399366 (cloth : alk. paper)
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