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Making Sense of Criminal Justice: Policies and Practices (Paperback)
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Making Sense of Criminal Justice: Policies and Practices (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 09/01/2014
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Addressing topics such as gun control, prison overcrowding, and the death penalty, this book encourages students to think critically about criminal justice policy. Each chapter confronts a timely and contentious issue in the field. The text maintains an awareness of the effect of race and gender on interactions with the criminal justice system, and includes chapters that discuss race and gender directly. In each chapter, the authors consider the ways in which the examined issue impacts the criminal justice system, politics, and policymaking. The authors have organized the book around the three main elements of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections), and the issues they feature are relevant to both informed citizens and future criminal justice professionals.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199314133
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 236 x 157 x 17 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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"Making Sense of Criminal Justice digs below the surface where most competing textbooks reside by not only examining what works, what doesn't, and possible explanations for each, but by also examining the means through which theory is filtered through structure and function to become policy, and how policy affects society."--J. Keith Akins, University of Houston-Victoria


"The approach of this book is refreshing. Rather than fitting the cookie-cutter mold, Making Sense of Criminal Justice focuses on using policy issues as a way of structuring the information. The authors have chosen some 'slam-bang' topics that students are most likely to be interested in."--Susan J. Siggelakis, University of New Hampshire


"Making Sense of Criminal Justice allows students and professors to engage in fruitful discussions of the topics without too many of the writer's values jumping from the pages. It is an all-around good book."--Jennifer Kellman-Fritz, Eastern Michigan University


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