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Crime Control, Politics and Policy, Second Edition - Alida V. Merlo

Crime Control, Politics and Policy, Second Edition

Paperback Published: 1st February 2006
ISBN: 9781593453473
Number Of Pages: 284

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This book reviews concepts, information and points of view that help to explain the context and constraints of the criminal justice system. The chapters summarize developments in public policy and crime control, and interweave themes central to the discussion: the impact of ideology, the role of the media, and the politicization of crime and criminal justice.


  • Includes tables, photos and discussion questions.

1. Dynamics of Criminal Justice 2. Police: Maintaining a Delicate Balance 3. The Court Conundrum: Confronting the Consequences of Policy 4. Punishment and Prisons: Correctional Policy in Crisis 5. Juvenile Justice: Deconstructing Adolescence and Dismantling the Juvenile Court 6. Criminal Justice Policy: The Legacy of Get-Tough Legislation 7. Changing Course

ISBN: 9781593453473
ISBN-10: 1593453477
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: ANDERSON PUB CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition