Sense and Nonsense About Crime, Drugs, and Communities, 8th Edition
- Samuel Walker
- ISBN-10: 1285459024
- ISBN-13: 9781285459028
- 448 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2011, 2006, 2001
- COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
Samuel Walker's SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME, DRUGS, AND COMMUNITIES was one of the first books to challenge common misconceptions about crime, and the new Eighth Edition remains uniquely effective at doing so. 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. The result is a lucid, research-based work that stimulates critical thinking and enlivens class discussions. 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.
Part I: THINKING CLEARLY ABOUT CRIME.
1. Crime and Policy: A Complex Problem.
2. Models of Criminal Justice.
3. The Going Rate.
4. The Prediction Problem.
Part II: "GET TOUGH": THE CONSERVATIVE ATTACK ON CRIME.
5. Unleash the Cops.
6. Deter the Criminals.
7. Lock 'Em Up.
8. Close the Loopholes.
Part III: THE MIDDLE GROUND: GUNS AND VICTIMS.
9. Protect Crime Victims.
10. Control Gun Crimes.
Part IV: REFORM: THE LIBERAL PRESCRIPTION.
11. Treat 'Em.
12. The Basis of an Orderly Society.
Part V: THE DRUG PROBLEM.
13. Sense and Nonsense about Drugs and Crime.
Part VI: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: CRIME AND COMMUNITY.
14. Crime and Community: Putting It All Together.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
Prepare for class more quickly and effectively with such resources as Chapter Outlines, Chapter Summaries, Key Terms, Learning Objectives, and Lecture Suggestions. A Test Bank containing multiple choice, true/false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay questions with a full Answer Key is included. Questions have been revised and new questions added to reflect new content. Each question tests students on one of the Learning Objectives in the text, and the Learning Objective that each question correlates to is cited in the Answer Key.