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Title Crime and criminals : opposing viewpoints / James D. Torr, book editor.

Imprint San Diego : Greenhaven Press, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  364.973 C868ac 2004    ---  Available
 FSCC Reference  R 016 OPP 2004    ---  Available
Description 208 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-202) and index.
Contents What causes crime? Poverty causes crime / George Winslow -- Poverty does not cause crime / Eli Lehrer -- Media violence causes violent crime / Daphne Lavers -- Role of media violence in violent crime has been exaggerated / Maggie Cutler -- Drug abuse causes crime / Dan P. Alsobrooks -- War on drugs exacerbates America's crime problem / The Sentencing Project. Does controlling guns control crime? Gun control laws can reduce violent crime / Garen Wintemute -- Most gun control laws are ineffective / James B. Jacobs -- Gun ownership reduces crime / John R. Lott Jr. -- Gun ownership increases crime / Steven Riczo. How should the criminal justice system be reformed? America's prison system needs to be reformed / The Economist -- America's prison system is effective at controlling crime / Jeff Jacoby -- Law enforcement agencies should eliminate racial profiling / James B. Forman Jr. -- Racial profiling is a myth / Heather MacDonald -- Juvenile offenders should not be treated as adults / Patrick T. McCormick -- Some juvenile offenders should be treated as adults / Christine Stolha. How can crime be reduced? Death penalty deters murder / William Tucker -- Death penalty does not deter murder / Nat Hentoff -- Crime policies should emphasize strict policing and strong punishment / Karl Zinsmeister -- Crime policies should emphasize prevention over punishment / Gene Stephens.
Subject Crime.
Crime -- United States.
Crime prevention.
Crime prevention -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Added Author Torr, James D., 1974-
ISBN 0737722223 (lib. : alk. paper)
0737722231 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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