Myths and realities of crime and justice: what every American should know

What no one is telling you about crime and justice -- The crime problem -- How much crime is there and who commits it? -- Robbers, rapists, and serial killers: violent crime in America -- Hookers, dopers, and corporate crooks: economic, exploitive, and consensual crime -- Victims and victimization:...

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Main Author: Barkan, Steven E.
Contributors: Bryjak, George J. (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Sudbury, Mass. [u.a.] Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2009 [erschienen] 2008
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
UB: KB 20 A 3266
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Summary:What no one is telling you about crime and justice -- The crime problem -- How much crime is there and who commits it? -- Robbers, rapists, and serial killers: violent crime in America -- Hookers, dopers, and corporate crooks: economic, exploitive, and consensual crime -- Victims and victimization: will you be next? -- Crime and criminal law: order, liberty, and justice for all? -- Why they break the law -- Taking it to the streets: cops on the job -- Pre-trial procedures and plea bargaining: from arrest to "let's make a deal" -- Criminal trials and courtroom issues: convicting the innocent, exonerating the guilty -- Prisons and jails: punishment at any cost? -- Community corrections and juvenile justice -- Conclusion: what every American should know
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:VIII, 367 S.
ISBN:9780763755744