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Crime in the public mind / Kathlyn Taylor Gaubatz
Bib ID 607770
Format BookBook
Author
Gaubatz, Kathlyn Taylor
 
Description Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1995 
246 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0472105825 (acid-free paper) (hardback)
Summary

Crime in the Public Mind explores the politics of crime and criminal justice, examining in depth what Americans think about penalties for criminal offenders. While some are resigned, others are desperate; a few are hopeful and forgiving, but most are frustrated and angry. In fact, fully 80 percent of the population believes that the court system should deal more harshly with criminal offenders.

Full contents
  • Ch. 1. Introduction
  • Ch. 2. Believers and Dissenters
  • Ch. 3. Motivations
  • Ch. 4. Structures of Belief
  • Ch. 5. Explaining Dissent
  • Ch. 6. Explaining Consensus
  • Appendix A: Demographic Characteristics of Participants, 1987
  • Appendix B: Interview Questions
  • Appendix C: Methodological Commentary.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-244) and index.

Subjects Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- Public opinion.  |  Crime -- United States -- Public opinion.  |  Public opinion -- California -- Oakland.

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