This highly innovative new book covers concepts, critical issues, and real-life dilemmas through an in-depth exploration of fifteen historical and contemporary case studies in crime and justice. Crime and Justice: A Casebook Approach invites readers to critically evaluate the evolving meaning and administration of justice within the U.S. through extended examination of the victims perspective, historical reforms, current innovations, and alternative perspectives on justice. Issues of race, class, and gender inequality are considered through multiple cases combined with the legal and policy developments resulting from reform. Current debates within the emerging field of community and restorative justice are viewed in the context of earlier reforms and public policy debate. Readers are encouraged throughout the cases to evaluate and re-evaluate their own sense and understanding of justice. For anyone interested in learning more about our criminal justice system!