Crime Control in America: What Works? (2nd Edition)

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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.

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Crime Control in America: What Works? 2/e

John L. Worrall, University of Texas at Dallas

 

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.

 

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Worrall’s “coverage is the most extensive and fresh that I have seen.”

Brian Renauer, Portland State University

 

 Worrall  “was successful in achieving his goal of creating a text with an expansive selection of policies.  He certainly covers the critical issues facing crime control, and does so with a fair and balanced approach.  I appreciate his straightforwardness in presenting both sides of the issue.”

Ronald Burns, Texas Christian University

 

“Worrall did an excellent job of describing and evaluating crime control in America.  He focused on current crime problems and offered approaches and solutions to law enforcement.  The descriptions on the hard and soft sciences contained a higher level of thinking and will challenge students to ‘think outside the box.’”

Barbara Cox, Gardner- Webb University

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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Identifying and Evaluating Crime Control. Introduction. The Crime Problem in America. Approaches, Not Just Policies. On the Importance of Definitions. Evaluating Success: An Impossible Task? Displacement and Diffusion. The Tentative Nature of Scientific Knowledge. How Resources Dictate Public Policy and Guide Research. Academic Crusaders and Bandwagon Science. How Crime Control is Accomplished: A Preview of What s to Come. Does it Work? Conclusion. 2. Crime Control Perspectives. Introduction. Operational Perspectives. Political Perspectives. Other Perspectives. Goals of Crime Control. Conclusion. II. LAW ENFORCEMENT APPROACHES. 3. Traditional Policing. Introduction. The Theory of Traditional Policing. Does Hiring More Cops Reduce Crime? Freeing Up Resources. Removing Supposed Procedural Restraints. The Problem With Being Reactive and Random. Bring in the Detectives. Other Traditional Approaches to Policing. Conclusion. 4. Proactive Policing, Directed Control and other Advancements Introduction. Proactive Arrests. Interrogations and Enhanced Supervision. Directed Patrol. The Broken Windows Law Enforcement Approach. Police-Corrections Partnerships. More Partnering: Multijurisdictional Drug Task Forces. Compstat. Conclusion. 5. Community Involvement in Policing. Introduction. Community Justice. Problem-Oriented Policing. Community Policing: Some History. Community Policing: What is It? Community Policing: Is It Really Happening? Structural Change. The Definition Problem Rears Its Head. Research on Community Policing s Effectiveness. Conclusion. 6. Prosecutors and Crime Control. Introduction. The Harder Side of Prosecution. The Softer Side of Prosecution. A Plea Bargaining Pandemic? Conclusion. III. COURTS, CORRECTIONS, AND LEGISLATIVE APPROACHES. 7. Crime Control Though Legislation. Introduction. Legislative Bans Gun Control Sex Offender Laws Laws Aimed at Contemporary Problems Conclusion. 8. Crime Control in the Courts and Beyond. Introduction. Courts and Incapacitation Diversion Shaming Restorative Justice Anti-Gang Injunctions Problem-Solving Courts Conclusion. 9. Sentencing. Introduction. Non-Prison Sentences Types of Prison Sentences Does Sentence Length Matter? Determining Sentencing Sentence Enhancements Mandatory Sentencing Supermax Prisons Capital Punishment Castration Conclusion. 10. Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions. Introduction. The Organization and Administration of Probation and Parole Probation and Parole Issues Intermediate Sanctions Conclusion. 11. Rehabilitation, Treatment, and Job Training. Introduction. Criminals are Not Created Equal Rehabilitation Treatment Job Training More Lessons From Meta Analysis Conclusion. IV. APPROACHES BEYOND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. 12. Individual, Family, and Household Crime Control. Introduction. Individual Crime Control. Household and Family Crime Control. Conclusion. 13. Crime Control in the Community and in Schools. Introduction. Community Crime Control. School-Based Crime Control. Conclusion. 14. Reducing Criminal Oppo. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0205593399

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