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From myths about crime and punishment to dangerous misunderstandings about the administration of justice, Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, exposes--and aims to correct--many of the American public's misconceptions about the criminal justice system.
Designed to stimulate critical thinking, this volume not only provides students with a deeper understanding of crime and criminal justice but also encourages them to question generally accepted beliefs more broadly.
* Revised and updated chapters contributed by a broad range of experts and scholars
* Incorporates the most up-to-date research
* Ten brand-new chapters covering misconceptions about juvenile offenders, the rehabilitation of sex offenders, the use of police force, and other controversial issues
* Rich pedagogy: review questions, discussion/critical thinking questions, relevant websites, and additional reading suggestions