Taking Sides Clashing Views in Crime and Criminology

ISBN-10: 0073397210

ISBN-13: 9780073397214

Edition: 8th 2008

Authors: Thomas J. Hickey
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Description: This Eighth Edition of TAKING SIDES: CLASHING VIEWS IN CRIME AND CRIMINOLOGY presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructor’s manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

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List price: $36.25
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 8/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preliminary Contents Unit 1 Definitions and Explanations of Crime 700064 Issue 1. Is Crime Beneficial to Society? YES: 25884 Emile Durkheim, translated by Sarah A. Solovay and John H. Mueller. Edited by George E.G. Catlin, from "Rules of Sociological Method," Free Press (1938) NO: 14320 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, from "Defining Deviancy Down," The American Scholar (Winter 1993) Classic sociologist Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) theorizes that crime reaffirms moral boundaries and helps bring about needed social changes. Former U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-New York) argues that modern crime has gone way beyond the point of being functional. 700065 Issue 2. Is Criminal Behavior Determined Biologically? YES: 39873 Adrian Rain, from "The Biological Basis of Crime,"James Q. Wilson and Joan Petersilia, editors, Crime: Public Policies for Crime Control (ICS Press, 2002) NO: 46363 Jeffrey Reiman, from "Crime Control In America," The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, AND Criminal Justice (Allyn & Bacon, 1998) Professor Adrian Raine argues that one of the reasons why we have been so unsuccessful in preventing adult crime is because crime control policies have systematically ignored the biological side of human behavior. Professor Jeffrey Reiman asserts that social forces create the conditions that become sources of crime in American society. 39876 Issue 3. Does IQ Contribute Significantly to Crime? YES: 25886 Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray, from "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life," Free Press (1994) NO: 25885 Francis T. Cullen et al., from "Crime and the Bell Curve: Lessons from Intelligent Criminology," Crime & Delinquency (October 1997) The late psychologist and criminologist Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray, a fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, argue that a significant cause of crime is low IQ. Criminologists Francis T. Cullen et al. assert that Herrnstein and Murray ignore the many significant environmental factors related to both crime and intelligence. Unit 2 Justice Issues and Contemporary Public Policy 41094 Issue 4. Does the United States Have a Right to Torture Suspected Terrorists? YES: 41064 Andrew A. Moher, from "The Lesser of Two Evils? An Argument for Judicially Sanctioned Torture in a Post 9/11 World," Thomas Jefferson Law Review (Spring 2004) NO: 41065 Elisa Massimino, from "Leading by Example? U.S. Interrogation of Prisoners in the War on Terror," Criminal Justice Ethics (Winter 2004) Attorney Andrew A. Moher argues that judicially sanctioned torture of terrorists is appropriate for the purpose of preventing a greater evil. He further contends a judicially monitored system in the U.S. would be far superior to the current policy of practicing torture "under the radar screen" in other countries. Elisa Massimino believes that the use of torture is immoral and counterproductive for the U.S. She asserts that if the United States wishes to rely on the protections of the Geneva Conventions, then it must comply with its provisions prohibiting the torture of prisoners. 39879 Issue 5. Is Racial Profiling an Acceptable Law Enforcement Strategy? YES: 39880
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