Sense and Nonsense About Crime Drugs and Communities

Sense and Nonsense About Crime  Drugs  and Communities
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Author: Samuel Walker
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781305178144
Release: 2014-06-01
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Samuel Walker's SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME, DRUGS, AND COMMUNITIES was one of the first books to challenge common misconceptions about crime, and the new Eighth Edition remains uniquely effective at doing so. Described as a masterful critique of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive text cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric to confront both conservative and liberal propositions in the context of current research and proven practice. The result is a lucid, research-based work that stimulates critical thinking and enlivens class discussions. This engaging text captures the full complexity of the administration of justice while providing students with a clear sense of its key principles and general patterns. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs

Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs
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Author: Samuel Walker
Pages: 300
ISBN: UOM:35112200337873
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Contemporary, provocative, and practical, this new Third Edition of Sam Walkers widely used SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME AND DRUGS offers a pragmatic and sometimes unsettling look at the crime problem in America. Walker presents a wide spectrum of views concerning criminal justice in contemporary America and aids readers in cutting through myths and political rhetoric, and stimulates critical thinking..

Studyguide for Sense and Nonsense about Crime Drugs and Communities

Studyguide for Sense and Nonsense about Crime  Drugs  and Communities
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Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews,Professor of Criminal Justice Samuel Walker,Samuel Walker
Pages: 214
ISBN: 1619063735
Release: 2012-07
Editor: Cram101

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780495809876 .

Sense and Nonsense about Crime

Sense and Nonsense about Crime
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Author: Samuel Walker
Pages: 276
ISBN: 0534091202
Release: 1989
Editor: Thomson Brooks/Cole

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This contemporary, research based text offers a pragmatic and sometimes unsettling look at the crime problem in America. The author analyses conservative and liberal strategies for reducing crime and researches their effectiveness.

Sense and Nonsense About Crime Drugs and Communities A Policy Guide

Sense and Nonsense About Crime  Drugs  and Communities  A Policy Guide
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Author: Samuel Walker
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780495809876
Release: 2010-05-05
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Samuel Walker’s SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME, DRUGS, AND COMMUNITIES was one of the first books to challenge common misconceptions about crime, and the new Seventh Edition remains uniquely effective at doing so. Described as a masterful critique of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive text cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric to confront both conservative and liberal propositions in the context of current research and proven practice. The result is a distinctly lucid, research-based work that stimulates critical thinking and enlivens class discussions. This engaging text captures the full complexity of the administration of justice while providing students with a clear sense of its key principles and general patterns. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Crime Politics

Crime   Politics
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Author: Ted Gest
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780190290139
Release: 2003-08-07
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Why has America experienced an explosion in crime rates since 1960? Why has the crime rate dropped in recent years? Though politicians are always ready both to take the credit for crime reduction and to exploit grisly headlines for short-term political gain, these questions remain among the most important-and most difficult to answer-in America today. In Crime & Politics, award-winning journalist Ted Gest gives readers the inside story of how crime policy is formulated inside the Washington beltway and state capitols, why we've had cycle after cycle of ineffective federal legislation, and where promising reforms might lead us in the future. Gest examines how politicians first made crime a national rather than a local issue, beginning with Lyndon Johnson's crime commission and the landmark anti-crime law of 1968 and continuing right up to such present-day measures as "three strikes" laws, mandatory sentencing, and community policing. Gest exposes a lack of consistent leadership, backroom partisan politics, and the rush to embrace simplistic solutions as the main causes for why Federal and state crime programs have failed to make our streets safe. But he also explores how the media aid and abet this trend by featuring lurid crimes that simultaneously frighten the public and encourage candidates to offer another round of quick-fix solutions. Drawing on extensive research and including interviews with Edwin Meese, Janet Reno, Joseph Biden, Ted Kennedy, and William Webster, Crime & Politics uncovers the real reasons why America continues to struggle with the crime problem and shows how we do a better job in the future.

Genetic Explanations

Genetic Explanations
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Author: Sheldon Krimsky,Jeremy Gruber
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9780674067769
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

No longer viewed by scientists as the cell’s fixed master molecule, DNA is a dynamic script that is ad-libbed at each stage of development. What our parents hand down to us is just the beginning. Genetic Explanations urges us to replace our faith in genetic determinism with scientific knowledge about genetic plasticity and epigenetic inheritance.

Sense and Nonsense

Sense and Nonsense
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Author: Kevin N. Laland,Gillian R. Brown
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9780199586967
Release: 2011-04-07
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book asks whether evolution can help us to understand human behaviour and explores diverse evolutionary methods and arguments. It provides a short, readable introduction to the science behind the works of Dawkins, Dennett, Wilson and Pinker. It is widely used in undergraduate courses around the world.

Malign Neglect

Malign Neglect
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Author: Michael Tonry
Pages: 233
ISBN: 0195104692
Release: 1995
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Tonry focuses on the racial disparities in the criminal justice system, especially apparent discrimination toward black males.

When Brute Force Fails

When Brute Force Fails
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Author: Mark A. R. Kleiman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1400831261
Release: 2009-08-17
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Since the crime explosion of the 1960s, the prison population in the United States has multiplied fivefold, to one prisoner for every hundred adults--a rate unprecedented in American history and unmatched anywhere in the world. Even as the prisoner head count continues to rise, crime has stopped falling, and poor people and minorities still bear the brunt of both crime and punishment. When Brute Force Fails explains how we got into the current trap and how we can get out of it: to cut both crime and the prison population in half within a decade. Mark Kleiman demonstrates that simply locking up more people for lengthier terms is no longer a workable crime-control strategy. But, says Kleiman, there has been a revolution--largely unnoticed by the press--in controlling crime by means other than brute-force incarceration: substituting swiftness and certainty of punishment for randomized severity, concentrating enforcement resources rather than dispersing them, communicating specific threats of punishment to specific offenders, and enforcing probation and parole conditions to make community corrections a genuine alternative to incarceration. As Kleiman shows, "zero tolerance" is nonsense: there are always more offenses than there is punishment capacity. But, it is possible--and essential--to create focused zero tolerance, by clearly specifying the rules and then delivering the promised sanctions every time the rules are broken. Brute-force crime control has been a costly mistake, both socially and financially. Now that we know how to do better, it would be immoral not to put that knowledge to work.

Body Sense Body Nonsense

Body Sense  Body Nonsense
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Author: Seymour Simon
Pages: 42
ISBN: 9780486485287
Release: 2012-04
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Investigates the sense and nonsense in twenty-two familiar sayings about the body, such as "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

Inside the Criminal Mind

Inside the Criminal Mind
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Author: Stanton E. Samenow
Pages: 349
ISBN: 9780804139908
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this ground-breaking book--and a chilling profile of today's criminal emerges.

Market Sense and Nonsense

Market Sense and Nonsense
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Author: Jack D. Schwager
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781118523162
Release: 2012-10-19
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bestselling author, Jack Schwager, challenges the assumptionsat the core of investment theory and practice and exposes commoninvestor mistakes, missteps, myths, and misreads When it comes to investment models and theories of how marketswork, convenience usually trumps reality. The simple fact is thatmany revered investment theories and market models are flatlywrong—that is, if we insist that they work in the real world.Unfounded assumptions, erroneous theories, unrealistic models,cognitive biases, emotional foibles, and unsubstantiated beliefsall combine to lead investors astray—professionals as well asnovices. In this engaging new book, Jack Schwager, bestsellingauthor of Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards,takes aim at the most perniciously pervasive academic precepts,money management canards, market myths and investor errors. Like somany ducks in a shooting gallery, Schwager picks them off, one at atime, revealing the truth about many of the fallacious assumptions,theories, and beliefs at the core of investment theory andpractice. A compilation of the most insidious, fundamental investmenterrors the author has observed over his long and distinguishedcareer in the markets Brings to light the fallacies underlying many widely heldacademic precepts, professional money management methodologies, andinvestment behaviors A sobering dose of real-world insight for investmentprofessionals and a highly readable source of information andguidance for general readers interested in investment, trading, andfinance Spans both traditional and alternative investment classes,covering both basic and advanced topics As in his best-selling Market Wizard series, Schwagermanages the trick of covering material that is pertinent toprofessionals, yet writing in a style that is clear and accessibleto the layman

Born a Crime

Born a Crime
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Author: Trevor Noah
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780399588181
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: One World

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Newsday • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for Born a Crime “Compelling . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment
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Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Pages: 605
ISBN: 9781473382886
Release: 2019-02-08
Editor: Read Books Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Crime and Punishment” is an 1866 novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. The narrative concerns the inner anguish of Rodion Raskolnikov, a poor ex-student in Saint Petersburg who conceives a murderous plan to steal from a notorious pawnbroker. However, after the deed is done he deteriorates into a feverish state and begins to fret obsessively. In his delirium, Rodion wanders the streets of the city unknowingly drawing attention to himself and his connection to the crime. A masterpiece that places you into the confused mind of a misguided murderer, Dostoevsky's “Crime and Punishment” is a classic of Russian literature not to be missed by any lover of fiction. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 – 1881) was a Russian novelist, essayist, short story writer, journalist, and philosopher. His literature examines human psychology during the turbulent social, spiritual and political atmosphere of 19th-century Russia, and he is considered one of the greatest psychologists in world literature. A prolific writer, Dostoevsky produced 11 novels, three novellas, 17 short stories and numerous other works. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Community Policing in a Rural Setting

Community Policing in a Rural Setting
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Author: Quint Thurman,Edmund F. McGarrell
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781317523932
Release: 2014-10-13
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The authors provide stepping stones for rural and small-town agencies to make the organizational changes needed for community policing to take hold. The book introduces the concept of community policing and its many benefits to the agencies and communities that adopt it. Important issues discussed include the challenge of organizational change, as well as examples of community policing obstacles and successes, and the future of community policing in the 21st century.

Drugs Crime and Justice

Drugs  Crime  and Justice
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Author: Steven Belenko,Cassia Spohn
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781483312958
Release: 2014-10-10
Editor: SAGE Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Drugs, Crime, and Justice is an engaging, yet comprehensive, analysis of the interrelationships among drug use/abuse, crime, and justice. The first four chapters introduce readers to the interrelationships between drugs and crime, while the second later chapters provide readers with an overview of historical and contemporary policies, as well as a comprehensive review of research on policing drug markets, arresting drug offenders, and prosecution and sentencing of drug offenders in state and federal courts. Steven Belenko and Cassia Spohn also examine and assess the impact of the war on drugs and conclude with a discussion of recent policy changes such as drug courts and reform/repeal of mandatory minimum sentences and an examination of new and emerging drug policies in the 21st Century.

Out of Control Criminal Justice

Out of Control Criminal Justice
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Author: Daniel P. Mears
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781107161696
Release: 2017-09-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book shows how to reduce out-of-control criminal justice and create greater public safety, justice, and accountability at less cost.

Science Sense Nonsense

Science  Sense   Nonsense
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Author: Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307374646
Release: 2009-11-03
Editor: Anchor Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When did "chemical" become a dirty word? Forty or so years ago, chemistry -- which had been recognized as a miracle-making boon to humanity - somehow became associated with warfare, sinister food additives, "toxins" and pollution. It's a situation that Dr. Joe Schwarcz aims to put into perspective. Yes, there's a downside to chemistry, he says, but this is dwarfed by its enormous benefits. Dr. Joe's new collection of commentaries will inspire an appreciation for the science of everyday life, and equip you to spot the muddled thinking, misunderstandings and deceptions in media stories and advertising claims. Does organic food really always equal better food? Are vaccines dangerous? Will the latest health fad make you ill? Do expensive wrinkle creams do the job? What are the best ways to avoid cancer? The answers to such questions often lie in an understanding of the chemistry involved. Ask Dr. Joe. Science, Sense and Nonsense celebrates chemistry's great achievements, lambastes its charlatans, and explores its essential connections to our wellbeing. And does so in authoritative, highly readable, good humoured style.

Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention
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Author: Steven P. Lab
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9781317523451
Release: 2013-03-06
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book examines several types of crime prevention approaches and their goals, including those that are designed to prevent conditions that foster deviance, those directed toward persons or conditions with a high potential for deviance, and those for persons who have already committed crimes. This edition provides research and information on all aspects of crime prevention, including the physical environment and crime, neighborhood crime prevention, the mass media and crime prevention, crime displacement and diffusion, prediction, community policing, drugs, schools, and electronic monitoring and home confinement.