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Public Opinion, Crime, And Criminal Justice

1st Edition

By Julian Roberts, Loretta Stalans


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Taking on one of the most popular issues of the day?crime and the way we make sense of it?Julian Roberts and Loretta Stalans reveal the mismatch between the public perception of crime and the reality of crime statistics. Discussing such issues as public knowledge of crime, sources of crime information, information processing by the public, public a

Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview: Crime in the Public Eye -- Public Knowledge of Crime: Myths and Realities -- Legal Reforms and Criminal Justice Statistics: What Does the Public Really Know? -- Crime Seriousness -- Beyond Public Responses: The Hidden Effects of Context, Recall, and Stereotypes -- Origins of Crime and Crime Prevention -- Evaluating the Police and the Courts -- Legislative Definitions of Crimes and Law Enforcement Priorities -- The Adversarial System and the Institution of the Jury -- Sentencing and Parole -- The Death Penalty -- Privacy and Free Speech -- Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice -- Gun Control -- Drawing Conclusions

About the Authors

Julian Roberts is a professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Loretta Stalans is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Loyola University of Chicago.

Subject Categories

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