Sense & nonsense about crime & drugs

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sense & nonsense about crime & drugs

Sense and Nonsense about Crime and Drugs: A Policy Guide by Samuel E. Walker

Walkers SENSE AND NONSENSE was the first book to challenge common misconceptions about crime and remains the most effective at doing so. Described as a masterful critique of American policies - on everything from crime control to guns to drugs - Walker cuts through myths and political rhetoric and confronts both conservative and liberal propositions relative to current research and proven effectiveness. The result is a research-based, lucid work that stimulates critical thinking and enlivens class discussions. Walker captures the complexity of the administration of justice while providing students with a clear sense of the general patterns.
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Sense and Nonsense About Crime, Drugs, and Communities

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Samuel E. Walker

Sense and nonsense about crime, drugs, and communities

He is the author of 13 books on policing, criminal justice history and policy, and civil liberties. His current research involves police accountability, focusing primarily on citizen oversight of the police and police Early Intervention Systems EIS systems. Originally trained as a historian, he is completing a book on U. Samuel Walker. Described as a masterful critique of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive text cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric to confront both conservative and liberal propositions in the context of current research and proven practice.

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Described as a "masterful critique" of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive text cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric while emphasizing current research and proven practice. The result is a distinctly lucid, research-based work that clearly reveals what does not work in crime policy while identifying shared characteristics of successful approaches, including carefully defined, narrowly focused, problem-oriented programs in policing and prosecution. This engaging text captures the full complexity of the administration of justice while providing students with a clear sense of its key principles and general patterns. Crime and Policy: A Complex Problem. Models of Criminal Justice. The Going Rate. Unleash the Cops!

Described as a "masterful critique" of American crime policies, this book cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric to confront both conservative and liberal propositions in the context of research and proven practice. Read more
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