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Minimizing Harm

A New Crime Policy For Modern America, 1st Edition

By Edward Rubin


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Research suggests that crime prevention is generally more effective than harsh punishment. But the public fears victimization and demands punishment for the perpetrators of its fears. Consequently, any policy that moves toward prevention, treatment, and alternative modes of punishment must simultaneously move toward reducing the level of victimizat

Table of Contents

Introduction: Minimizing Harm as a Solution to the Crime Policy Conundrum -- Public Attitudes Toward Crime -- Comment: When and for Whom Is Violence a Crime Problem? -- Comment: Crime, Violence, and Public Mythology -- Prevention -- Comment: Early Intervention: Promising Path to Cost-Effective Crime Control, or Primrose Path to Wasteful Social Spending? -- Comment: Can We Afford to Prevent Violence? Can We Afford Not To? -- Alternative Sanctions -- Comment: Net Repairing: Rethinking Incarceration and Intermediate Sanctions -- Comment: Intermediate Punishments -- Drug Policy -- Comment: The Ambiguities of Harm Reduction in Crime and Drug Policy -- Comment: Breaking the Impasse in American Drug Policy

About the Author

Edward Rubin is professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General