Criminal Justice Policy is an authoritative collection of previously published writings addressing the most important issues which have dominated the field during the past fifteen years.
Topics covered include: international perspectives on the extent and nature of crime; theoretical explanations for the onset, escalation and termination of criminal behaviour; the social context of crime; evaluating alternative crime policy options; crime control policy and the future.
Criminal Justice Policy should be required reading for community leaders, for policymakers at all levels of government and for members of the general public actively interested in creating more effective crime policies.
Edited by Jodi Lane, Assistant Professor in Criminology and Sociology, Center for Studies in Criminology and Law, University of Florida, US and Joan Petersilia, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, US
Contents: Introduction Part I: The Extent and Nature of Crime: International Perspectives Part II: Theoretical Explanations for the Onset, Escalation, and Termination of Criminal Behavior Part III: The Social Context of Crime Part IV: Evaluating Alternative Crime Policy Options Part V: Crime Control Policy and the Future: What is to be Done? Index