The American System of Criminal Justice by George F. Cole, Christopher E. Smith, Christina DeJong

By George F. Cole, Christopher E. Smith, Christina DeJong

This vintage most sensible vendor examines legal justice throughout a number of disciplines, proposing parts from criminology, sociology, legislations, background, psychology, and political technology. vast insurance of the evidence, uncompromising scholarship, an enticing writing type, and compelling supply of present occasions make the yankee method OF legal JUSTICE, now in its 14th version, the most effective books to be had for an in-depth examine the yank felony justice approach.

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Because the state’s Safe Schools Act of 1995 imposed a “zero tolerance” policy for weapons in schools, the boy was arrested and taken to a juvenile­detention facility without officials informing his parents. After being expelled from school and spending weeks in a school for juvenile offenders, he began contemplating suicide (Axtman, 2005b). In another example, a 14-year-old suburban youth in Michigan was charged with the crime of threatening terrorism, based on a law enacted by the Michigan legislature in the aftermath of September 11.

Or does your understanding of criminal justice give you a different perspective on the policies that might better address these problems? See, for ­example, “What Americans Think” about the criminal justice system. what Americans think Question: “I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. S. 2010. Copyright 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s).

Given Americans’ concerns about criminal justice issues, politicians attempt to gain favor with voters by proposing policies to address crime. These proposals do not always reflect careful analysis of the costs and benefits of different policy choices. In fact, politicians often try to outdo one another in being “tough on crime” without fully understanding the costs and consequences of such policies. This toughness has led to many shifts in public policies: adding 100,000 police officers nationwide, building more prisons, extending the death penalty to cover 60 federal offenses, mandating longer sentences, and requiring parolees to register with the police.

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