Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society
The American public has a deep fear of crime, even though the crime rate is at historic lows. Crime and Criminal Justice in American Society looks at how different groups, including people of color, the rich, and the poor, perceive the “facts” of crime and the criminal justice system, and how the perspectives, beliefs, and attitudes of advantaged groups contribute to the development of criminal law. Authors Randall G. Shelden, William “Bud” Brown, Karen Miller, and Randal Fritzler encourage readers to contemplate how societal attitudes and actions contribute to the problem of crime and to the type of justice that exists in the United States.
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