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The Politics of Injustice: Crime and Punishment in America 2nd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0761929940
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About the Author

Katherine Beckett, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and in the Law, Societies and Justice Program at the University of Washington in Seattle. She teaches courses on law, culture, drugs, social control, and terrorism. She is the author of Making Crime Pay: Law and Order in Contemporary American Politics (1997), as well as numerous articles and chapters, including "How Unregulated Is the U.S. Labor Market? The Dynamics of Jobs and Jails, 1980-1995," with Bruce Western (American Journal of Sociology, 1999).



Theodore Sasson, Ph.D., is Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology, Middlebury College, where he teaches courses in criminology, political sociology, social theory, and media studies. He has also taught sociology and criminology at Northeastern University, Boston College, and the University of Southern Maine. He is the author of Crime Talk: How Citizens Construct a Social Problem (1995), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 2nd edition (October 16, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761929940
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761929949
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,896 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book takes on the ambitious (and useful) task of analyzing America's political and legislative responses to crime. Where it is strong is analyzing broad trends and recording the themes, policies, and actors that have impacted federal policy and the national debate on crime. Where it is less strong is in developing its thesis that prevention should play a larger policy role than "tough on crime" enforcement policies. Its constant filtering of the data along these lines detracts from the information provided as the reader never receives the opportunity to come to his/her own conclusions before heavy-handed author commentary in each chapter. Also, the book is weak in its attempt to fully portray recent innovations in policing and corrections. Still, it presents an easy to read outline of the history of criminal justice policy and is sure to educate its readers.
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Just cause of the bad reviews I'm buying this book. I can already tell the type of people who are against this book. They already had there biased opinions against people of color and feel this book is biased towards people of color. Probably those Fox News fans
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By ziparino on January 18, 2013
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I purchased this book for a college course but I found that it is a great read in general. Beckett and Sasson have created a text book that flows and tells a story. I appreciated that because most texts are dry and boring but these authors have taken it up a level with connecting it to real world events to which I can relate.
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By A Customer on March 21, 2001
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I LOVED the book myself! Wish I had written it! Got straight to the point, AND made a lot of sense.
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