This comprehensive, straightforward text introduces readers to the many methods of crime control and reviews the research concerning their effectiveness with a fair and balanced approach.
Crime Control in America: What Works?, 3e, provides in-depth coverage of policing, prosecution and courts, and legislative methods of crime control. It moves beyond the justice system and examines the effectiveness of crime control at the individual, family, school, and community levels. Finally, it covers environmental criminology and explanations of large-scale crime trends, particularly the reductions witnessed during the 1990s.
Unlike others on the market, this book also examines crime control that is informal in nature, one that does not rely on involvement by the criminal justice system or other forms of government intervention. Worrall presents a comprehensive view of crime control in America while maintaining a neutral ideological stance. Unlike most of the competition, this straightforward, student-friendly text does not presuppose any knowledge of the criminal justice system. This book is geared specifically toward undergraduate students of any major, including community college students. The book covers more methods of crime control than any of its competitors, and all the most controversial and current approaches are discussed in-depth.
Teaching and Learning Experience
This book offers a current look at crime control and its effectiveness, examining emerging areas in the field. It provides:
- Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage with unique content: Exposes students to a wide range of methods of crime control in America
- Extensive look at the effectiveness of crime control approaches: Reviews the research concerning crime control effectiveness and presents a thorough analysis of what works/doesn't work to control crime
- Strong pedagogical features: Gives students the tools to master key concepts faster and more effectively, and provides support for instructors
Table of Contents
1. Identifying and Evaluating Crime Control
2. Crime Control Perspectives
II. LAW ENFORCEMENT APPROACHES
3. Traditional Policing
4. Proactive Policing, Directed Patrol and other Advancements
5. Community Involvement in Policing
6. Prosecutors and Crime Control
III. COURTS, CORRECTIONS, AND LEGISLATIVE APPROACHES
7. Crime Control Though Legislation
8. Crime Control in the Courts and Beyond
10. Probation, Parole, and Intermediate Sanctions
11. Rehabilitation, Treatment, and Job Training
IV. APPROACHES BEYOND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
12. Individual, Family, and Household Crime Control
13. Crime Control in the Community and in Schools
14. Reducing Criminal Opportunities through Environmental Manipulation
15. Putting it all Together, Explaining Crime Trends
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