Titel: The Challenge of Crime: Rethinking Our Response
Autor/en: Henry Ruth, Kevin R. Reitz
HARVARD UNIV PR
März 2006 - kartoniert - 374 Seiten
step in offering new approaches for the nation's responses to crime.
List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Crime and Punishment: A Brief American History 2. Knowledge and Assessment 3. The Current Era of Crime Response Policy 4. Prisons and Jails 5. Public and Private Paths to Security from Crime 6. Guns, Crime, and Crime Gun Regulation 7. Crime, Alcohol, and Illegal Drugs 8. Juvenile Crime The Future Notes Index
Henry Ruth has served in many criminal justice roles, including the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, the Deputy Attorney General's Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, and President Lyndon Johnson's National Crime Commission. Kevin R. Reitz is Professor of Law, University of Colorado.
Having displaced both South Africa and the former Soviet Union as the world's top jailor, America urgently needs the kind of unflinching analysis offered by these two leading authorities on dealing with crime. The authors show why our police, state prosecutors, juvenile courts, and penitentiaries have grown increasingly punitive in the three-and-a-half decades since Lyndon Johnson's 1967 National Crime Commission, which stressed the rehabilitation of offenders and the establishment of government programs for the disadvantaged as the best hope for reversing the alarming upsurge in crime...Balanced and sober, an indispensable reference for students of criminal justice. -- Bryce Christensen Booklist 20030415 Ruth and Reitz compellingly argue that crime control policies are dramatically flawed and that sweeping changes are essential, for reasons ranging from financial crises to moral legitimacy. The cogency of their argument and the abundance of their timely data merits careful attention and will be eye-opening to most readers. -- R. Zingraff Choice 20031201 This important study by two leading experts on criminology and criminal law in the U.S. should be read wherever the policy of being 'tough on crime' is on the political agenda. The authors provide a wealth of descriptive, historical and statistical data, a competent methodological critique of their quality, a critical examination of explanations, and carefully argued policy recommendations...In depressing detail Ruth and Reitz show how punishment of the already deprived makes things worse for them and their kin. This book shows us some of the inadequacies of our approaches and their disastrous consequences for the most vulnerable. -- Ib Martin Jarvad European Legacy 20050401 The Challenge of Crime is a timely, practical, well-reasoned book that is required reading for anyone interested in justice...It should prove illuminating to politicians, policymakers, and anyone interested in how to fix our response to crime. -- Craig Hemmens Perspectives on Political Science 20050901 The Challenge of Crime is a remarkable book...In essence, [it] is a morality tale. Ruth and Reitz capably highlight many of the wrongs of contemporary crime policies and practices and detail how they can be corrected. Will those invited into the conversation do more than listen? -- Katheryn Russell-Brown Washington Post 20030618