9780205593392

Crime Control in America What Works?

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205593392

  • ISBN 10:

    0205593399

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/22/2007
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

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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