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The tough-on-crime myth : real solutions to cut crime, Peter T. Elikann

Label
The tough-on-crime myth : real solutions to cut crime
Title
The tough-on-crime myth
Title remainder
real solutions to cut crime
Statement of responsibility
Peter T. Elikann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Tough-on-Crime Myth: Real Solutions to Cut Crime persuasively argues that an increasing reliance on prisons, as the primal weapon in fighting crime, has not only proven ineffective but has also increased crime and endangered the public. Peter Elikann, a noted criminal defense attorney and policy analyst, attests that violent criminals certainly should be incarcerated; however, the unprecedented use of prisons to punish first-time nonviolent offenders is severely depleting local and national crime-fighting dollars. According to a recent American Psychological Association study, 94 percent of violent crime-fighting funds is spent, not on prevention, but on punishment - back-end versus front-end spending - which does little to assure frightened citizens of their safety and even less to satisfy the victims and their embittered families
  • As a cost-effective alternative to incarcerating nonviolent offenders, the author proposes a stringent policy whereby offenders report for a rigorous daily regimen of community service work, job training, rehabilitation, and civic restitution. This alternative suggests - not with regard to the rights or comfort of criminals - that there is a way to lower the rearrest rate at a fraction of the cost of imprisonment, increase public safety, and make more prison space available for violent or repeat offenders. Mr. Elikann arrives at this premise by weaving together available research and listening to those on the frontline of crime-fighting: the police, the prison wardens, and the prosecutors
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Elikann, Peter T
Dewey number
364.4/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7431
LC item number
.E38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime prevention
  • Crime
  • Law enforcement
  • Imprisonment
Label
The tough-on-crime myth : real solutions to cut crime, Peter T. Elikann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction and Overview: Do We Really Want to Fight Crime or Just Please the Crowd? -- Ch. 2. What Police, Prosecutors, and Wardens Think Is the Main Obstacle to Fighting Crime -- Ch. 3. The Lock-'Em-Up Strategy -- Ch. 4. Why the Incarceration Explosion? -- Ch. 5. The Ineffectiveness of Prisons -- Ch. 6. The War on Drugs: An Expensive Failure That Fuels Crime -- Ch. 7. Alternatives to Incarceration -- Ch. 8. What the American People Want -- Ch. 9. The Death of Conscience -- Ch. 10. Conclusion: Is There Hope?
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 323 p.
Isbn
9780306454035
Lccn
96032712
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u973882-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJR-0279
  • 05768
  • (OCoLC)35096068
Label
The tough-on-crime myth : real solutions to cut crime, Peter T. Elikann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction and Overview: Do We Really Want to Fight Crime or Just Please the Crowd? -- Ch. 2. What Police, Prosecutors, and Wardens Think Is the Main Obstacle to Fighting Crime -- Ch. 3. The Lock-'Em-Up Strategy -- Ch. 4. Why the Incarceration Explosion? -- Ch. 5. The Ineffectiveness of Prisons -- Ch. 6. The War on Drugs: An Expensive Failure That Fuels Crime -- Ch. 7. Alternatives to Incarceration -- Ch. 8. What the American People Want -- Ch. 9. The Death of Conscience -- Ch. 10. Conclusion: Is There Hope?
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 323 p.
Isbn
9780306454035
Lccn
96032712
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u973882-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJR-0279
  • 05768
  • (OCoLC)35096068

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