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Crime, Policy and Criminal Behavior in America

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James G. HoustonDirector, School of Criminal Justice, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, USA

ISBN13: 9780773476615
ISBN: 077347661X
Published: January 2001
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.95



This is a study of crime in America. It looks at crime in terms of numbers and rates and attempts to prove that the American public has been misled, by the politician and the media, into believing there is a crime wave. The book gives an overview of crime, the criminal justice system. There is a discussion of economic considerations, how to approach crime policy rationally, and how to work with elected officials and assist in the initiation of effective crime policy.

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Contents:
Crime in America; the economics of crime; the constitution and the courts; law enforcement and the police; the corrections system; why people commit crimes; juvenille delinquency; citizen involvement and the future.