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The Challenge of Crime

Rethinking Our Response

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$32.50 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674021068

Publication Date: 03/31/2006


384 pages

11 line illustrations


  • List of Figures*
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Crime and Punishment: A Brief American History
  • 2. Knowledge and Assessment
  • 3. The Current Era of Crime Response Policy
  • 4. Prisons and Jails
  • 5. Public and Private Paths to Security from Crime
  • 6. Guns, Crime, and Crime Gun Regulation
  • 7. Crime, Alcohol, and Illegal Drugs
  • 8. Juvenile Crime
  • The Future
  • Notes
  • Index
  • * Figures
    • 1.1 U.S. homicide rate, 1933–1999
    • 1.2 Prison growth by decade, 1880–2000
    • 1.3 Person-years of incarceration, 1960s through 2000s (projected)
    • 1.4 Probation and parole, 1965–2000
    • 1.5 Male imprisonment rates by race, 1880–2000
    • 1.6 Black and white arrest ratios, 1990
    • 3.1 UCR robbery rates, 1960–2001
    • 3.2 UCR and NCVS trends in robbery rates, 1973–2000
    • 3.3 Imprisonment rates and homicide rates, 1960–1972
    • 4.1 Homicide and imprisonment rates, 1972–2000
    • 4.2 Theft and imprisonment rates, 1973–2000

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