The Rich get Richer and the Poor get Prison: A Reader is a selection of 25 articles ranging from newspaper stories that highlight issues to articles in professional journals. Articles cover the following topics:
Crime Control in America
A Crime by Any other Name...
...and the Poor get Prison
To the Vanquished belong the Spoils
Criminal Justice or Criminal Justice
Professors who use the best-selling book written by Reiman and Leighton, The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison , now in a ninth edition, have frequently asked for a reader. Where appropriate, articles have been edited to highlight the parts most relevant for the thesis of The Rich Get Richer.
This book of readings can be used stand-alone, or as an accompaniment to the main text.