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Guilty? : crime, punishment, and the changing face of criminal justice

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Offers an overview of crime and the American criminal justice system, using extensive examples of real cases to illustrate difficult questions about what is considered criminal and what punishment is appropriate for different types of crimes.

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Cordelia A. Greene Library - Castile 364.973 KAN (Text)
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Geneva Public Library YA 364.9 KAN (Text)
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 Donation: Given by the Friends of the Geneva Public Library

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544148963
  • ISBN: 0544148967
  • Physical Description: ix, 134 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-130) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: Deciding what behavior to criminalize -- Crimes of opportunity: theft : or good luck? -- Another kind of bank robbery -- Cheating? or lucking into a good deal? -- Race: changing attitudes and laws -- Deciding What is a danger to society -- Killing is a crime, except when it isn't -- Part II: Punishment -- Retribution : "An eye for an eye" -- Deterrence, or a warning to all -- The conveyor belt of justice -- Part III: Due process and the presumption of innocence -- Dolly Mapp and unreasonable searches -- The right to counsel -- Conveyor belts and obstacle courses -- Conclusion: Thinking like a lawyer.
Summary, etc.:
Offers an overview of crime and the American criminal justice system, using extensive examples of real cases to illustrate difficult questions about what is considered criminal and what punishment is appropriate for different types of crimes.
Subject: Criminal justice, Administration of > United States > Juvenile literature.
Guilt (Law) > United States > Juvenile literature.
Judicial process > United States > Juvenile literature.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Guilt (Law)
Judicial process.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
Guilt (Law)
Judicial process.
Genre: Juvenile works


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