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Controversial Issues in Crime and Justice
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Controversial Issues in Crime and Justice

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216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Controversial Issues in Crime and Justice, the first volume in the Studies in Crime, Law and Justice series, addresses many of the current controversial issues in criminology. The contributors look at various stages of the criminal justice system, beginning with types of crime, then focusing on the police, the courts and finally imprisonment and its alternatives.
Joseph E Scott and Travis Hirschi
Introduction
 
PART ONE: CONTROVERSIAL CRIMES
Gilbert Geis, Henry N Pontell and Paul Jesilow
Medicaid Fraud
Joseph E Scott and Loretta A Schwalm
Pornography and Rape
John Dombrink
Organized Crime
Gangsters and Godfathers

 
 
PART TWO: CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN POLICING
James J Fyfe
Police Shooting
Environment and License

 
Carl B Klockars
Police and the Modern Sting Operation
 
PART THREE: CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES IN THE COURTROOM
Rita J Simon and David E Aaronson
The Defense of Insanity
C Ronald Huff and Arye Rattner
Convicted but Innocent
False Positives and the Criminal Justice Process

 
 
PART FOUR: CONTROVERSIAL ALTERNATIVES TO PRISON
Richard A Ball and J Robert Lilly
Home Incarceration with Electronic Monitoring
Joan Petersilia
Probation Reform
 
PART FIVE: CONTROVERSIES IN THE PENAL SYSTEM
Sandra Evans Skovron
Prison Crowding
Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi
Career Criminals and Selective Incapacitation

Joseph E. Scott

Travis W. Hirschi