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Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs A Policy Guide

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ISBN-10: 0534616542

ISBN-13: 9780534616540

Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Samuel Walker

List price: $151.95
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Walker's SENSE AND NONSENSE was the first book to challenge common misconceptions about crime and remains the most effective at doing so. Described as a "masterful critique" of American policies ? on everything from crime control to guns to drugs ? Walker cuts through myths and political rhetoric and confronts both conservative and liberal propositions relative to current research and proven effectiveness. The result is a research-based, lucid work that stimulates critical thinking and enlivens class discussions. Walker captures the complexity of the administration of justice while providing students with a clear sense of the general patterns.
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Book details

List price: $151.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Samuel Walker has taught at University of Nebraska at Omaha for three decades. He is the author of 11 books and numerous articles on policing, the history of criminal justice, public policy on crime and the issues of civil liberties. He also has written books on the control of judicial discretion in the criminal justice system, hate crimes, race and ethnicity in American criminal justice, and the relationship between rights and the community in American society.

Thinking Clearly About Crime
Crime and Policy: A Complex Problem
Models of Criminal Justice
The Going Rate
The Career Criminal
"Get Tough": The Conservative Attack on Crime
Unleash the Cops!
Deter the Criminals
Lock 'Em Up
Close the Loopholes
The Middle Ground: Guns and Victims
Protect Crime Victims
Control Gun Crimes
Reform: The Liberal Prescription
Treat 'Em!
Gain Compliance with the Law
The Drug Problem
Sense and Nonsense about Drugs
Conclusions
Crime and Community: Putting It All Together