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Smart on Crime

The Struggle to Build a Better American Penal System, 1st Edition

By Garrick L. Percival

CRC Press

263 pages

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The most punitive era in American history reached its apex in the 1990s, but the trend has reversed in recent years. Smart on Crime: The Struggle to Build a Better American Penal System examines the factors causing this dramatic turnaround. It relates and echoes the increasing need and desire on the part of actors in the American government system

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Smart on Crime Politics. Collapse of the Rehabilitative Model and Rise of the Tough on Crime Coalition. Crisis and Opportunity in American Penal System. Prisoner Reentry and the Politics of the Second Chance Act. Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. Texas. Ohio. California. Evaluating the Smart on Crime Movement. References. Index.

About the Author

Garrick Percival is an assistant professor of political science and director of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at San Jos?tate University. His work focuses on American politics, primarily the nexus between crime policy, racial politics, and inequality at the state and local levels of government. His work has appeared in State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Policy Studies Journal, among other outlets. He teaches courses at San Jos?tate University in state and local government, public policy, and American politics. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from San Diego State University and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Riverside.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
LAW / Criminal Law / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General