Power, Politics and Crime

ISBN-10: 081333487X

ISBN-13: 9780813334875

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 1/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

List of Tables and Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Misperceptions of Crime
The Rising American Prison Population
The Growing Prison Economy
Propaganda
The Politics of Fear
The President's Crime Commission
A Shift in the Focus of Concern
Nixon, Congress, and the War on Crime
Recent Legislation
The Consequences
Marketing Crime: The Politics of Crime Statistics
Prisons for Profit
Crime Statistics
The Uniform Crime Reports
Counting Crimes
Dirty Tricks
Police and Prosecutors' Charges
Murder by Strangers
Selective Reporting
Teenage "Super Predators,"
Current Panics over Juvenile Crime
National Criminal Victimization Surveys
The Consequences
Conclusion
Practice
Finding Crime I: The Ghetto
The Dirty Harrys
Routine Stops
The Consequences
The Impact on the African American Community
Discussion
The War on Drugs: America's Ethnic Cleansing
The Impact of Decriminalization
The Consequences
Conclusion
Finding Crime II: The White Lower Class
The Saints
The Roughnecks
Two Questions
The Organization of Policing
As Adults
Labeling and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Implications
Trading Textbooks for Prison Cells
The Fiscal Costs of Imprisonment
Why?
Crime Myths and Smoke Screens
Police Crimes
The Political Smoke Screen
State Organized Crime
Corporate Crime
Discussion
Summary, Conclusions, and Solutions
Index
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