Less Law, More Order The Truth about Reducing Crime
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Each year 24 million Americans are victims of crime. U.S. taxpayers spend more and more each year on police, prisons and judges--a record $200 billion at last count. They incarcerate more and more persons each year--two million plus. Yet prestigious commissions show not only that this standard way of responding to crime is ineffective but that there is scientific proof that many projects that tackle risk factors that cause crime are effective. Rather than sending more people to jail or hiring more and more police, the author, and the research, shows that addressing problems in the community does more to prevent crime. This timely book illustrates in convincing detail what needs to be done…
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 8/30/2006
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: Truth and Sense, Not Giuliani|
|Tough on Crime Is Tough on Us|
|Pay to Keep Kids from Crime, Not behind Bars|
|Outlaw Violence, Not Men|
|Watch Out for Your Own Where Needed|
|Police Smarter, Not More|
|Guarantee Justice and Support for Crime Victims|
|Make Cities Tough on Causes|
|Shift from "Pay for Law" to "Invest in Order"|
|Conclusion: Bust Causes, Not Budgets|