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The Criminal Justice System: Politics and Policies

The Criminal Justice System: Politics and Policies
Author: George F. Cole - Marc G. Gertz - Amy Bunger
ISBN 13: 9780534628741
ISBN 10: 534628745
Edition: 9
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2003-11-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 536
List Price: $153.95

This reader for students in criminal justice, political science, and sociology courses contains 24 classic and contemporary articles on how American politics and policies affect the criminal justice system. The articles are arranged into seven sections, each with an introduction by the editors. A sampling of topics includes the 1994 "Violence against Women Act," police use of deadly force, race and sentencing, public support of the death penalty, plea bargaining, and prison reform.

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