Crime Control in America

Crime Control in America

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Crime Control in America introduces readers to the many methods of crime control and reviews the research concerning their effectiveness. The text covers policing, prosecution and courts, and legislative methods of crime control. It also moves beyond the justice system and examines the effectiveness of crime control at the individual, family, school, and community levels. Finally, it covers environmental criminology, juvenile crime control, and explanations of large-scale crime trends, particularly the reductions witnessed during the 1990s.It is widely accepted because, despite certain drawbacks (discussed below), plea bargaining benefits all members of the courtroom ... Cases that do not look promising may be prime candidates for a bargain. ... But the Supreme Court has said that these costs may be outweighed by the benefits of aquot;avoiding the anxieties andanbsp;...

Title:Crime Control in America
Author:John L. Worrall
Publisher:Allyn & Bacon - 2006


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