Minimizing Harm: A New Crime Policy for Modern America

By Edward L. Rubin | Go to book overview

Contents
List of Tables and Figuresvii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsix
1 Introduction: Minimizing Harm as a Solution to the Crime Policy Conundrum, Edward L. Rubin1
2 Public Attitudes Toward Crime: Is American Violence a Crime Problem?Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins35
Comment: When and for Whom Is Violence a Crime Problem? Albert J. Reiss Jr.58
Comment: Crime, Violence, and Public Mythology, Robert Weisberg63
3 Prevention: The Cost-Effectiveness of Early Intervention as a Strategy for Reducing Violent Crime, Peter W. Greenwood67
Comment: Early Intervention: Promising Path to CostEffective Crime Control, or Primrose Path to Wasteful Social Spending? Mark H. Moore90
Comment: Can We Afford to Prevent Violence? Can We Afford Not To? John B. Reid and J. Mark Eddy101
4 Alternative Sanctions: Diverting Nonviolent Prisoners to Intermediate Sanctions: The Impact on Prison Admissions and Corrections Costs,Joan Petersilia115
Comment: Net Repairing: Rethinking Incarceration and Intermediate Sanctions, John J. DiIulio Jr.150
Comment: Intermediate Punishments,Norval Morris165
5 Drug Policy: Drug Enforcement, Violent Crime, and the Minimization of Harm, Jerome Skolnick171

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Tables and Figures vii
  • Preface and Acknowledgments ix
  • 1 - Introduction: Minimizing Harm as a Solution to the Crime Policy Conundrum 1
  • References 32
  • 2 - Public Attitudes Toward Crime 35
  • References 57
  • References 61
  • Notes 66
  • 3 - Prevention 67
  • References 86
  • References 112
  • 4 - Alternative Sanctions 115
  • References 147
  • References 163
  • Notes 169
  • 5 - Drug Policy 171
  • References 195
  • Notes 207
  • References 208
  • About the Editor and Contributors 209
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