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Profitable Penalties

Profitable Penalties
How To Cut Both Crimes Rates and Costs

  • Daniel Glaser - Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California

July 1997 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The United States is now spending huge sums of money `getting tough on crime' to the detriment of education and other public service expenditures/programmes. From a cost as well as crime control perspective, this unique book asks whether value for money is being gained from these investments? It looks at existing research on the subject and suggests ways of cutting both crime rates and costs?
Crime and Punishment at Century's End
Punishment Options for Convicted Criminals
The Objectives of Punishment
Reducing Childhood Transition Crime
Anticipating the Sequence in Vice Control
Curbing Crimes of Rage
Suppressing Sex Crimes
Removing Crookedness from Legitimate Occupations
Incapacitating Professional, 'Career' and Psychopathic Criminals
Optimum Investments to Reduce Crime Rates

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 6

Chapter 1

Daniel Glaser

Daniel Glaser is Professor Emeritus of Sociology, specializing in criminology at the University of Southern California. He is the author or editor of a dozen books and about 200 articles and is past president of the American Society of Criminology, the Illinois Academy of Criminology, and California’s Association for Criminal Justice Research. More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761985341