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Less Law, More Order The Truth about Reducing Crime

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ISBN-10: 027599077X

ISBN-13: 9780275990770

Edition: 2006

Authors: Irvin Waller

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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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 8/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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Acknowledgments
Introduction: Truth and Sense, Not Giuliani
Abbreviations
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
Notes
Principal Sources
Index