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The Resource Asphalt justice : a critique of the criminal justice system in America, John Raymond Cook

Asphalt justice : a critique of the criminal justice system in America, John Raymond Cook

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Asphalt justice : a critique of the criminal justice system in America
Title
Asphalt justice
Title remainder
a critique of the criminal justice system in America
Statement of responsibility
John Raymond Cook
Title variation
Critique of the criminal justice system in America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, John Raymond Cook challenges the current criminal justice emphasis on incarceration and punishment and encourages instead a focus on rehabilitation and treatment. Cook argues that the failure to encourage treatment and rehabilitation is extremely shortsighted and serves only to postpone societal ills. He examines the prison experience as a psychological experience and suggests that restructuring the prison environment to focus on changing the behavior of criminals will ultimately be more cost effective and more beneficial to society. Approaching the problem of crime in a coordinated and systematic way will produce more results than the current reliance on political posturing and media sound bites. Recent formulation of crime policy often seems driven by statistically rare and exceptional events, and the new laws passed in response to sensational events have actually resulted in an ever-growing and increasingly violent criminal underclass. Similarly, the trend toward incarceration and extreme punishment as the primary means of correction has led to unfortunate consequences. Overcrowding, massive prison construction, and the siphoning of funds from the rest of the public sector are all "get tough" byproducts. This study proposes solutions to current systemic problems aimed at those interested in trying to develop plans or treatment strategies within correctional settings
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DLC
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1962-
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Cook, John Raymond
Dewey number
364.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9950
LC item number
.C665 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Praeger series in criminology and crime control policy,
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminals
Label
Asphalt justice : a critique of the criminal justice system in America, John Raymond Cook
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43403476
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780275968274
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00022345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43403476
Label
Asphalt justice : a critique of the criminal justice system in America, John Raymond Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43403476
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780275968274
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00022345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)43403476

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