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Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs: A Policy Guide
This text begins with a succinct discussion of the administration of criminal justice in the United States. The second and fourth sections, respectively, evaluate conservative and liberal crime control proposals. Policies concerning guns and gun crimes, which occupy an ideological middle ground, are examined in the third section. The fifth section covers drug policy, the w ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 21st 1997 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
(first published November 27th 1988)
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How does society defines crime? What criteria and standards are used to classify deviant and acceptable behaviors? Walker does well in exploring the social, cultural and political webs as well as noting the way media often influences our perception of crime, drugs and communities for better or worse.