(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with Questions for Discussion sections.) I. PUBLIC POLICY AND CRIME.
1. The Public Policy Process in the United States, William P. Hojnacki.
2. Public Policy and Criminology: An Historical and Philosophical Reassessment, James F. Gilsinan.
3. Science, Public Policy, and the Career Paradigm, Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi.
4. Crime, Justice, and the Social Environment, Elliott Currie.
5. At the Roots of Violence: The Progressive Decline and the Dissolution of the Family, George B. Palermo and Douglas Simpson.
6. Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System: A Summary, Joan Petersilia.
7. The Intersection of Drug Use and Criminal Behavior: Results from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, Lana Harrison and Joseph Gfroerer. II. PUBLIC POLICY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. The Criminal Justice System.
8. Two Models of the Criminal Justice System: An Organizational Perspective, Malcolm M. Feeley.
9. The Desirability of Goal Conflict within the Criminal Justice System, Kevin N. Wright. Law Enforcement.
10. Policing the Ghetto Underclass: The Politics of Law and Law Enforcement, William Chambliss.
11. Developing Police Policy: An Evaluation of the Control Principle, Geoffrey P. Alpert and William C. Smith.
12. Who Ya Gonna Call? The Police as Problem-Busters, John E. Eck and William Spelman.
13. Transforming the Police, Stephen D. Mastrofski and Craig D. Uchida. The Courts.
14. Priority Prosecution of High-Rate Dangerous Offenders, Marcia R. Chaiken and Jan M. Chaiken.
15. The Capacity of Courts as Policy Making Forums, Christopher E. Smith.
16. Court Clerks, Court Administrators, and Judges: Conflict in Managing the Courts, G. Larry Mays and William A. Taggart. Corrections.
17. Sentencing Reform and Correctional Policy: Some Unanswered Questions, Edward E. Rhine.
18. The Limits of Punishment as Social Policy, Don C. Gibbons.
19. Adapting Conservative Correctional Policies to the Economic Realities of the 1990s, Alida V. Merlo and Peter J. Benekos.
20. The Greatest Correctional Myth: Winning the War on Crime through Incarceration, Joseph W. Rogers. Juvenile Justice.
21. Serious and Violent Juvenile Crime: A Comprehensive Strategy, John J. Wilson and James C. Howell.
22. Youth Gangs and Public Policy, C. Ronald Huff.
23. A Policy Makers Guide to Controlling Delinquency and Crime through Family Interventions, Kevin N. Wright and Karen E. Wright.
24. Emerging Trends and Issues in Juvenile Justice, Michael F. Aloisi. III. TRENDS IN PUBLIC POLICY, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
25. Policy Relevance and the Future of Criminology, Joan Petersilia.
26. Crime Control as Human Rights Enforcement, Robert Elias.
27. Moving into the New Millennium: Toward a Feminist Vision of Justice, M. Kay Harris.
28. Confronting Crime: Looking toward the Twenty-First Century, Elliott Currie.