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Title Criminal justice / Noël Merino, book editor.

Imprint Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  345.76 C868    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  364.973 C929CJ    Check Shelf
Description 228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Opposing viewpoints series
Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-207) and index.
Contents Chapter 1: Does the criminal justice system need reform? The federal criminal justice system works well for trying terrorists / Karen Greenberg -- May it please the court / Sasha Abramsky -- Drug courts are not a positive reform to the criminal justice system / Nastassia Walsh -- Racial disparities in the criminal justice system need to be addressed / Marc Mauer -- There is no evidence of racial discrimination in the criminal justice system / John Perazzo -- Chapter 2: What is the state of the incarceration system in the United States? Greater incarceration and a change in culture explain the decline in crime / James Q. Wilson -- The benefits of mass incarceration are outweighed by the negative effects / Bruce Western -- Restorative justice is a good alternative to incarceration / Patrice Gaines -- Probation and parole are good alternatives to incarceration / America -- There are high costs to incarceration alternatives / Thomas Sowell -- Chapter 3: Should sentencing laws be reformed? The death penalty should be abolished / John W. Whitehead -- The death penalty should not be abolished / David Muhlhausen -- Life-without-parole sentences are constitutional, even for juveniles / Charles D. Stimson, Andrew M. Grossman -- Life-without-parole sentences should be eliminated / Ashley Nellis -- Swift and certain punishment works better than severe sentences / Mark Kleiman, as told to Zach Weissmueller -- Mandatory minimum sentences are ineffective / Marc Mauer -- Chapter 4: What rights should be a part of the criminal justice system? Terrorist suspects should have a right to Miranda warnings / America -- Terrorist suspects should not have a right to Miranda warnings / Charles Krauthammer -- The right to adequate legal defense is not being met for the poor / Vanessa Gregory -- Defendants should have the right to choose their own defense attorneys / Stephen J. Schulhofer, David D. Friedman -- Plea bargaining violates the right to a jury trial / Timothy Lynch.
Summary This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate whether the criminal justice system needs reform, the state of the incarceration system in the U.S., and whether sentencing laws need reform.
Audience Ages 15-17.
Subject Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Prisoners -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Criminal justice, Administration of. (OCoLC)fst00883246
Prisoners -- Legal status, laws, etc. (OCoLC)fst01077155
Sentences (Criminal procedure) (OCoLC)fst01112638
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Merino, Noël, editor.
ISBN 9780737763065 (hbk.)
073776306X (hbk.)
9780737763072 (pbk.)
0737763078 (pbk.)
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