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Go Directly to Jail: The Criminalization of Almost Everything

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The American criminal justice system is becoming ever more centralized and punitive, owing to rampant federalization and mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines. Go Directly to Jail examines these alarming trends and proposes reforms that could rein in a criminal justice apparatus at war with fairness and common sense.
ebook, 160 pages
Published November 25th 2004 by Cato Institute (first published October 25th 2004)
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Marcia
May 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written in 2004, but still very relevant.
Kevin
Feb 14, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book from Cato press about the criminalization of everything. Great chapter on sentencing, too.
Scott
Feb 21, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: politics, law
All the articles are available online. Don't pay money for this book.
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Gene Healy's newest book is The Cult of the Presidency: America's Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power. As senior editor at the Cato Institute, he is responsible for reviewing and editing Cato policy studies and other publications. His research interests include federalism, criminal justice, constitutional war powers, civil liberties, and the war on terror. From 1994 to 1996, Healy served as mana ...more
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