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Debating Crime Rhetoric and Reality

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ISBN-10: 0534527116

ISBN-13: 9780534527112

Edition: 2001

Authors: David W. Neubauer

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DEBATING CRIME focuses on important controversies in the U.S. criminal justice system. It includes a variety of readings devoted to such hot topics as gun control, the death penalty, race and gender issues, prison privatization, and the war on drugs. Most issues are framed in an "opposing viewpoint" format, encouraging students to think more critically about these controversies.
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

David William Neubauer received his B.A. in political science in 1966 from Augustana College in Rock Island, and he undertook graduate work at the University of Illinois, receiving his Ph.D. in 1971. He has taught at the University of Florida, Washington University in St. Louis, and most recently at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Neubauer regularly teaches Judicial Process, General American Politics, and Criminal Justice. In addition to this best-selling text, AMERICA'S COURTS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, he is the author of DEBATING CRIME: RHETORIC AND REALITY, and BATTLE SUPREME: THE CONFIRMATION OF CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS AND THE FUTURE OF THE SUPREME COURT, all from…    

Preface
Introduction
Perspectives on Debating Crime
The Ideology of the Crime Debate
Two Models of the Criminal Process
The Politics of the Crime Debate
Interest Groups and the Crime Debate
The Sociology of the Crime Debate
The American Drug Panic of the 1980s
Debating Crime and Guns
Does the Constitution Create a Right of Individuals to Bear Arms?
Bending Second Amendment Will Put Clinton Under the Gun
U.S. v. Miller (1939)
Should Gun Control Be Adopted?
An 'Anti' Perspective (The Right-to-Carry Trend)
Ten Essential Observations on Guns in America
Debating the Limits of Police Power
Is Excessive Use of Force a Systemic Problem?
Established: A Pattern of Abuse
Black and Blue: New York Erupts Over a Race-tinged Killing--Again
Should the Exclusionary Rule Be Abolished?
Why Stop Halfway?
Congress and the Exclusionary Rule: Would Killing the Exclusionary Rule Repeal the Fourth Amendment--or Restore it?
Debating the Role of Crime Victims
Should States Lower the Legal Threshold for Drunk Driving?
Yes: Lowering the Threshold Will Prevent Injuries and Deaths Due to Drunk Driving
No: Criminalizing Social Drinking Will Not Save Lives and Does Not Deal with Drunk Drivers
Should Mandatory Arrest Policies in Domestic Violence Offenses Be Adopted?
Domestic Violence Can Be Cured
Does Arrest Deter Domestic Violence?
Debating the Fairness of Courts
Are Sexual Assaults Against Women Underprosecuted?
The Response to Rape: Detours on the Road to Equal Justice
The Influence of Blame and Believability Factors on the Processing of Simple Versus Aggravated Rape Cases
Should Jurors Engage in Jury Nullification?
Black Jurors: Right to Acquit?
Jury Nullification: A Perversion of Justice?
Debating Sentencing
Do Tough Sentences Reduce Crime?
Prisons Are a Bargain, by Any Measure
Does Getting Tough on Crime Pay?
Should the Death Penalty Be Abolished?
Briefing Paper: The Death Penalty
So, What If the Death Penalty Deters?
Debating "Equal Justice Under Law": Race and Gender
Race and Criminal Justice: Does the Criminal Justice System Discriminate Against Racial Minorities?
No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System
Race, Crime, and the Administration of Justice: A Summary of the Available Facts
Gender and Justice: Is the Justice System Biased Against Women?
Sex on the Docket: Reports of State Task Forces on Gender Bias
Women in Prison: From Partial Justice to Vengeful Equity
Debating Prisons
Should Prisons Be Privatized?
Frequently Asked Questions about Private Prisons
Assessing the Issue: The Pros and Cons of Prison Privatization
Should Parole Be Abolished?
The Courage of Our Convictions: The Abolition of Parole Will Save Lives and Money
Work Release in Washington: Effects on Recidivism and Corrections Costs
Debating Juvenile Justice
Should Juvenile Offenders Be Tried and Punished As Adults?
Let's Hold Juveniles Responsible for Their Crimes
Delinquents or Criminals: Policy Options for Young Offenders
Are Boot Camps an Effective Means of Dealing with Juvenile Crime?
Colorado Has a New Brand of Tough Love: Helping Young Offenders Shape Up and Ship Out
Juvenile Boot Camps: Lessons Learned
Waging Holy War: Public Morals and Private Vices
Should the U.S. End the War on Drugs?
War Ends, Drugs Win; Resisters Say We're Fighting the Wrong Battles
Fictions and Facts about Drug Legislation
Should the Government Ban Cyberporn on the Internet?
Making the Internet Safer for Children and Families
Reno et al. v. ACLU (1997)
Debating the Criminal Justice System
Is the Criminal Justice System a Failure?
Key Findings
Judgement Day: A Demand for Common Sense in the Courtroom
Analyzing Criminal Justice Reforms
Ceremonial Justice, Loose Coupling, and the War on Drugs in Texas, 1980-1989
Core Challenges Facing Community Policing: The Emperor Still Has No Clothes
Ground Rules for Proper Debating
References
Index