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The Mythology Of Crime And Criminal Justice

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The revised edition of this innovative, highly successful text offers students an insightful look at the realities of crime and justice. Each chapter challenges basic assumptions and misconceptions about specific crimes or parts of the criminal justice system, providing a provocative alternative to traditional textbooks.

The authors trace the social construction of an issue
Paperback, Second Edition, 362 pages
Published 1996 by Waveland Press (first published 1993)
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As someone with a post-secondary and graduate-level educational background in criminal justice and justice administration, this was a rather informative read. There are myths portrayed as fact, or nearly that, during undergraduate and graduate programs regarding crime and criminal justice, but this book helps in understanding those "facts" in the context of a politicized and media influenced system. It helps to question what we see, hear, and read about crime and criminal justice to determine wh ...more
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