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Flawed Criminal Justice Policies

At the Intersection of the Media, Public Fear and Legislative Response

Second Edition

Edited by: Frances P. Reddington, Gene Bonham, Jr.

Forthcoming January 2019 $45.00 308 pp paper

Tags: Policy

This textbook examines the concept of flawed policies in the criminal justice arena. The authors address the costs of faulty criminal justice policy and offer suggestions for the creation of sound, evidence-based policy. Specific topics highlighted include:

  • The Process of Creating Policy
  • Police and Use of Force
  • The War on Drugs
  • Immigration Laws
  • Sentencing Guidelines
  • Solitary Confinement
  • Capital Punishment
  • Sex Offender Laws
  • “Get Tough” Juvenile Policy
  • Mental Illness
  • Conceal and Carry on College Campuses

Courses appropriate for this textbook include upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level criminal justice courses dealing with public policies, the media impact on lawmaking, public fear of crime, and the legislative response. Other disciplines will also find this book an excellent supplement to their courses in Psychology, Political Science, and Public Administration and Policy.


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