Thinking about Crime: Sense and Sensibility in American Penal Culture

Thinking about Crime: Sense and Sensibility in American Penal Culture

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Crime is an American preoccupation. Campaigns such as the war on drugs, zero tolerance policing, and three strikes and youre out--not to mention the ever-shrill coverage of crime stories-all suggest a perpetually outraged nation determined to keep its criminal element at bay, no matter the cost. But is this really what average Americans think about crime and crime control measures? Or is the no holds barred approach merely another oscillation in an ongoing cycle… (more)


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Publisher: Oxford University Press (January 29, 2004)

Collection: Oxford University Press

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English