• Title: Criminal Violence Criminal Justice
  • Author: Charles E. Silberman
  • ISBN: 9780394483061
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. When this book came out in 1978, Silberman sought to challenge cliched American thinking on crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system. He directly addressed the links between poverty and crime, as well as writing a scathing indictment of the juvenile justice system, the failure of the government to eradicate drug use, and the uses and abuses of law enforcement. It was a valiant effort, which partially succeeded. This book was one of the first to show the discrepancies between the reality [...]

    2. Fascinating review of crime and criminals - evaluating violence and the response of our criminal justice system. It was an early attempt to show how and why some of our policies are wholly inadequate even though well intentioned. Even though written in 1978, this book just might shape the way you view crime and punishment in America.

    3. This was only tolerable as far as I was concerned. Too laden with detail in the places I didn't want to know that much about. Overall, though, it covers a lot of territory and discusses the issues pretty thoroughly.

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