There may be areas of human life in which people have profited from understanding history, but criminal justice is definitely not one of them. In this field, each generation seems to undo the last generation's reforms. Each generation resurrects old failures and trots them out as new. A previous generation hailed indeterminate sentencing as a great
Table of Contents
Some Thoughts about Crime and Punishment -- Market, Crime and Community: Toward a Mid-Range Theory of Post-Industrial Violence -- Some Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice Policy -- Age and Homicide in Different National Contexts -- Crime and Capitalization in the Czech Republic -- Trial by Jury, the Legitimacy of the Courts, and Crime Control -- Ideology and American Crime Policy, 1966-1996: An Exploratory Essay -- Some Thoughts about Police and Crime -- Cells vs. Cops vs. Classrooms -- Homicide over the Centuries -- Governing Through Crime -- Wars on Crime — Struggles for Justice: Conflicting Trends in American Criminal Justice, 1970-1995
Lawrence M. Friedman is Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law at Stanford University. Harry N. Scheiber is the Stefan Riesenfeld Professor of Law and History, Boalt Hall School of Law, in the University of California at Berkeley.