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The Resource Making crime pay : law and order in contemporary American politics, Katherine Beckett

Making crime pay : law and order in contemporary American politics, Katherine Beckett

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Making crime pay : law and order in contemporary American politics
Title
Making crime pay
Title remainder
law and order in contemporary American politics
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Beckett
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Most Americans are not aware that the US prison population has tripled over the past two decades, nor that the US has the highest rate of incarceration in the industrialized world. Despite these facts, politicians from across the ideological spectrum continue to campaign on 'law and order' platforms and to propose 'three strikes'--and even 'two strikes'--sentencing laws. Why is this the case? How have crime, drugs, and delinquency come to be such salient political issues, and why have enhanced punishment and social control been defined as the most appropriate responses to these complex social problems? Making Crime Pay: Law and Order in Contemporary American Politics provides original, fascinating, and persuasive answers to these questions
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1964-
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Beckett, Katherine
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6791
LC item number
.B42 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in crime and public policy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Crime prevention
  • Drug control
  • United States
Label
Making crime pay : law and order in contemporary American politics, Katherine Beckett
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-153) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35043257
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780195112894
Lccn
96031521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Making crime pay : law and order in contemporary American politics, Katherine Beckett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35043257
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780195112894
Lccn
96031521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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