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Flawed criminal justice policies; at the intersection of the media, public fear and legislative response.

9781594609367

Flawed criminal justice policies; at the intersection of the media, public fear and legislative response.

Ed. by Frances P. Reddington and Gene Bonham.

Carolina Academic Press

2012

296 pages

$40.00

Paperback

HV9950

This textbook reader offers an exploration of the concept of flawed criminal justice policies from the perspective that flawed policies may not produce the desired effect or worse, may be counterproductive. The authors discuss a variety of policies, including the War on Drugs, immigration laws, the Patriot Act and terrorism laws, sentencing guidelines and three strikes laws, capital punishment, sex offender laws, and policies involving mental health offenders and pregnant offenders. The book is intended for upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses in public policy, media impact of law making, public fear of crime, and the legislative response. Editors Reddington and Bonham (criminal justice, U. of Central Missouri) and 12 co-authors contributed.

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