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Rich Get Richer And The Poor Get Prison

Author : Jeffrey Reiman
ISBN : 9781317344322
Genre : Social Science
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The Rich get Richer and the Poor get Prison: A Reader is a selection of 25 articles ranging from newspaper stories that highlight issues to articles in professional journals. Articles cover the following topics: Crime Control in America A Crime by Any other Name...and the Poor get Prison To the Vanquished belong the Spoils Criminal Justice or Criminal Justice Professors who use the best-selling book written by Reiman and Leighton, The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison , now in a ninth edition, have frequently asked for a reader. Where appropriate, articles have been edited to highlight the parts most relevant for the thesis of The Rich Get Richer. This book of readings can be used stand-alone, or as an accompaniment to the main text.

Rich Get Richer And The Poor Get Prison The Subscription

Author : Jeffrey Reiman
ISBN : 9781317342953
Genre : Social Science
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Illustrates the issue of economic inequality within the American justice system. The best-selling text, The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison contends that the criminal justice system is biased against the poor from start to finish. The authors argue that even before the process of arrest, trial, and sentencing, the system is biased against the poor in what it chooses to treat as crime. The authors show that numerous acts of the well-off--such as their refusal to make workplaces safe, refusal to curtail deadly pollution, promotion of unnecessary surgery, and prescriptions for unnecessary drugs--cause as much harm as the acts of the poor that are treated as crimes. However, the dangerous acts of the well-off are almost never treated as crimes, and when they are, they are almost never treated as severely as the crimes of the poor. Not only does the criminal justice system fail to protect against the harmful acts of well-off people, it also fails to remedy the causes of crime, such as poverty. This results in a large population of poor criminals in our prisons and in our media. The authors contend that the idea of crime as a work of the poor serves the interests of the rich and powerful while conveying a misleading notion that the real threat to Americans comes from the bottom of society rather than the top. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Examine the criminal justice system through the lens of the poor. Understand that much of what goes on in the criminal justice system violates one’s own sense of fairness. Morally evaluate the criminal justice system’s failures. Identify the type of legislature that is biased against the poor.

In Trinidad The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Get Prison

Author : Stacy Ramdhan
ISBN : 9783640969722
Genre : Social Science
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Research Paper from the year 2010 in the subject Sociology - Law, Delinquency, Abnormal Behavior, grade: A, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (-), language: English, abstract: Despite Trinidad and Tobago’s wealth, experts say 25% live below the poverty line. According to Sookram (2008) more than a 1⁄4 of the population of oil-rich Trinidad lives below poverty line. Sookram said that 27.32% live below the poverty level despite the fact that Trinidad and Tobago has been classified as a high income country by the World Bank. “Is this why the crime rate in Trinidad and Tobago is probably the highest in the Caribbean?” David Garland (1996), posits that the group that suffer the most from crime tend to be the poorest and the least powerful members of society and will usually lack the resources to but security or the flexibility to adapt their routines or organized effectively against crime. This disparity between the rich and the poor which overlaps with the developing divisions between property- owning classes and those social groups who are deemed a threat to property will tend to propel us towards criminal behaviour. The term ‘rich’ may be defined as “the possession of material wealth, having abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances especially natural resources, having control of such assets and benefiting from the legislation.” In contrast, ‘poor’ refers to the lack of specific resources, qualities or substances, with little or no possessions or money, having less than adequate in relation to the upper classes/the rich and wealthy. Socio-economic status is an economic and sociological combined measure of a persons work experience and of individual’s or family’s economic and social position relative to others based on income, education , wealth, occupation and social status in the community. As a result of this unequal distribution issue that arises between the rich and the poor, Clarke, Twoey (2001), has put fort the equitable solution arguing that one must eliminate the differences of rich and poor, and all man should be treated equally in the eyes of the law. The distribution of wealth has always been uneven in Trinidad and Tobago. There are also extremes of wealth and poverty. The wealthy minority is made up of those with interest in the private sector manufacturing and it is widely rumoured in politics state co operations. The richest citizens in Trinidad are to be seen in the hill side suburbs of Port-of-Spain, where large villas boast satellites dishes and swimming pools. Trinidad and Tobago’s rich tend to live a transnational lifestyle, with assets and interest in the US.

Gender And Crime A Reader

Author : Evans, Karen
ISBN : 9780335225231
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Punishment For Sale

Author : Donna Selman
ISBN : 9781442201743
Genre : Law
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Punishment for Sale is the definitive modern history of private prisons, told through social, economic and political frames. The authors explore the origin of the ideas of modern privatization, the establishment of private prisons, and the efforts to keep expanding in the face of problems and bad publicity. The book provides a balanced telling of the story of private prisons and the resistance they engendered within the context of criminology, and it is intended for supplemental use in undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology, social problems, and race & ethnicity.

Understanding Society

Author : Margaret L. Andersen
ISBN : UCSC:32106018037389
Genre : Political Science
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PREFACE. ABOUT THE EDITORS. SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES AND SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 1. C. Wright Mills, "The Sociological Imagination". 2. Allan Johnson, "The Forest and the Trees". 3. Elaine Bell Kaplan, "Our Kind of Girl". 4. Howard Schuman "Sense and Nonsense about Surveys". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Joel Best, "Promoting Bad Statistics". Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. CULTURE. 5. Horace Miner, "Body Ritual of the Nacimera". 6. George Ritzer, "September 11, 2002: Mass Murder and Its Roots in the Symbolism of American Consumer Culture". 7. Kamy Cunningham, "Barbie Doll Culture and the American Waistland". 8. Jean Kilbourne, "Buy This 24-Year-Old and Get All His Friends Absolutely Free". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Steven Reiss, "Why America Loves Reality TV". Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. SOCIALIZATION AND THE LIFE COURSE. 9. David Karp, Lynda Lytle Holmstrom, and Paul S. Gray, "Leaving Home for College: Expectations for Selective Reconstruction of Self". 10. Amy J. Schulz, "Navajo Women and the Politics of Identity". 11. Kathleen Slevin and Toni Calasanti, "Gender and Aging". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Traci A. Giuliano, Kathryn E. Popp and Jennifer L. Knight, "Footballs Versus Barbies: Childhood Play Activities as Predictors of Sport Participation by Women." Sex Roles. Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. SOCIETY AND SOCIAL INTERACTION. 12. Erving Goffman, "The Presentation of Self". 13. Eli Anderson, "Code of the Streets". 14. Michael Hardey, "Life Beyond the Screen: Embodiment and Identity through the Internet". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Thomas J. Gerschick, "Toward a Theory of Disability and Gender". Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS. 15. Patricia Adler and Peter Adler, "Peer Cultures". 16. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade, "Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture". 17. Bonnie Erickson, "Social Networks: The Value of Variety". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: "When Agencies Sleep". Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. DEVIANCE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE. 18. Emile Durkheim "The Functions of Crime". 19. Peter Conrad and Joseph Schneider, "The Medicalization of Deviance" 20. Jeffrey Reiman, "The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison". 21. Ruth Behar, "The Girl in the Cast". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Marc Mauer, "The Social Cost of America''s Race to Incarcerate" Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. SOCIAL CLASS AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. 22. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, "The Communist Manifesto". 23. Thomas Shapiro, "Great Divides". 24. Dalton Conley, "Being Black, Living in the Red". 25. Sharon Hays, "Studying the Quagmire of Welfare Reform". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Kathyrn Edin, "Few Good Men: Why Poor Women Don''t Remarry". Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. GLOBAL STRATIFICATION. 26. Edna Bonacich, Lucie Cheng, Norma Chinchilla, Nora Hamilton, and Paul Ong, "Global Production: The Apparel Industry in the Pacific Rim". 27. Arlie Russell Hochschild, "The Nanny Chain". 28. Walter LaFeber, "Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Amartya Sen, "How to Judge Globalism". Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. RACE. 29. W. E. B. DuBois, "Problem of the Twentieth Century". 30. Elizabeth Martinez, "Beyond Black/White". 31. Alejandro Portes and Rubén Rumbaut, "Immigrant America". 32. Charles Gallagher, "Color-blind Privilege: The Social and Political Functions of Erasing the Color Line in Post Race America". Infotrac College Edition: Bonus Reading: Patricia Gurin, Eric L. Dey, Gerald Gurin, and Sylvia Hurtado, "How Does Racial/Ethnic Diversity Promote Education?" Infotrac College Edition: Search Terms. GENDER. 33. Margaret Andersen, "Thinking About Women". 34. Michael Messner, "Politics of Masculinities". 35. Suzanne Carothers, "Catching Sense: Learning from Our Mothers to be Black and Female". 36. Elizabeth Fernea, "Challenges

Juvenile Justice

Author : Richard Lawrence
ISBN : 9781412950367
Genre : Law
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Juvenile Justice: A Text/Reader offers a unique new spin on the core textbook format. Organized like a more traditional juvenile justice text, this text/reader is divided into eight sections that contain all the usual topics taught in a juvenile justice course. After a comprehensive overview, each section has an introductory “mini-chapter” that provides engaging coverage of key concepts, developments, controversial issues, and research in the field. These authored introductions are followed by carefully selected and edited original research articles. The readings, from prominent scholarly journals, were written by juvenile justice experts and often have a policy orientation that will help address student interest in the “so what?” application of theory. Key Features and Benefits Boasts extensive and unique coverage of the juvenile justice system, focusing on law enforcement, the court system, correctional responses to juvenile offending, and an overview of the causes of delinquency Features a unique “How to Read a Research Article”—tied to the first reading in the book—to give students a guide to understand and learn from the edited articles that appear throughout the text. Provides an introduction to each reading to give students an overview of the purpose, main points, and conclusions of each article. Utilizes photographs, boxes, and suggested Web resources to enhance the book’s presentation and engage student interest. Offers a clear and concise summary of key terms and concepts in each section and discussion questions that enhance student comprehension Ancillaries A Student study site at provides self-quizzes, e-flashcards, additional readings, and more. Instructor Resource on CD include test questions for both the text and readings, PowerPoint slides, teaching tips, and other resources. Qualified instructors can request a copy by contacting Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243), 6AM-5PM, Pacific Time. Intended Audience This Text/Reader is designed to serve as a replacement for a core text, or a supplement text for upper-level undergraduate Juvenile Justice courses in departments of criminal justice, criminology, sociology and related disciplines. Interested in a text/ reader for another criminology or criminal justice here? Explore other titles in the series.


Author : Lynda Dodgen
ISBN : 0757530737
Genre : Social Science
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Public Order And Private Lives Routledge Revivals

Author : Michael Brake
ISBN : 9781134077915
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1992, Public Order and Private Lives is a radical examination of the political forces which shaped the law and order debate in Britain at that time. The authors offer a significant and provoking analysis of Conservative policies on crime, showing that, ironically, they created the very social conditions in which crime flourished. The book argues that the Conservative government undermined basic civil liberties by its increased use of legislation as a means of control and coercion, and as a result of this, crime increased under their governance.

What Reading Research Tells Us About Children With Diverse Learning Needs

Author : Deborah C. Simmons
ISBN : 9781135686512
Genre : Education
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The purpose of this book is to communicate findings of a research synthesis investigating the bases of reading failure and the curricular and instructional basics to help guide the design and advancement of children's reading performance. The synthesis--completed by the National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators (NCITE) and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs--was conducted as part of NCITE's mission to improve the quality of educational tools that largely shape practice in American schools.

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