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The Resource The rich get richer and the poor get prison : ideology, class, and criminal justice, Jeffrey Reiman, Paul Leighton

The rich get richer and the poor get prison : ideology, class, and criminal justice, Jeffrey Reiman, Paul Leighton

Label
The rich get richer and the poor get prison : ideology, class, and criminal justice
Title
The rich get richer and the poor get prison
Title remainder
ideology, class, and criminal justice
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Reiman, Paul Leighton
Title variation
Ideology, class, and criminal justice
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For nearly 40 years, this classic text has taken the issue of economic inequality seriously and asked: Why are our prisons filled with the poor? Why aren't the tools of the criminal justice system being used to protect Americans from predatory business practices and to punish well-off people who cause widespread harm? The Rich Get Richer shows readers that much that goes on in the criminal justice system violates citizens' sense of basic fairness. It presents extensive evidence from mainstream data that the criminal justice system does not function in the way it says it does nor in the way that readers believe it should. The authors develop a theoretical perspective from which readers might understand these failures and evaluate them morally--and they to do it in a short and relatively inexpensive text written in plain language. New to this edition: Presents recent data comparing the harms due to criminal activity with the harms of dangerous--but not criminal--corporate actions. Presents new data on recent crime rate declines, which are paired with data on how public safety is not prioritized by the U.S. government. Updates statistics on crime, victimization, wealth and discrimination, plus coverage of the increasing role of criminal justice fines and fees in generating revenue for government. Updates on the costs to society of white-collar crime. Updates and deepened analysis of why fundamental reforms are not undertaken. Streamlined and condensed prose for greater clarity"--Provided by publisher
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Reiman, Jeffrey H.,
Dewey number
364.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Leighton, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Social classes
  • United States
Label
The rich get richer and the poor get prison : ideology, class, and criminal justice, Jeffrey Reiman, Paul Leighton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
black and white
Contents
Introduction: Criminal justice through the looking glass, or winning by losing -- Crime control in America: nothing succeeds like failure -- A crime by any other name ... -- ... And the poor get prison -- To the vanquished belong the spoils: who is winning the losing ware against crime? -- Criminal Justice or Criminal justice -- Appendices: The Marxian critique of criminal justice ; Between philosophy and criminology
Control code
ocn962752229
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Eleventh edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317272946
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962752229
Label
The rich get richer and the poor get prison : ideology, class, and criminal justice, Jeffrey Reiman, Paul Leighton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
black and white
Contents
Introduction: Criminal justice through the looking glass, or winning by losing -- Crime control in America: nothing succeeds like failure -- A crime by any other name ... -- ... And the poor get prison -- To the vanquished belong the spoils: who is winning the losing ware against crime? -- Criminal Justice or Criminal justice -- Appendices: The Marxian critique of criminal justice ; Between philosophy and criminology
Control code
ocn962752229
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Eleventh edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317272946
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustration
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962752229

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