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The Challenge of Crime

Rethinking Our Response



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The Challenge of Crime by Henry S. Ruth
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The development of crime policy in the United States for many generations has been hampered by a drastic shortage of knowledge and data, an excess of partisanship and instinctual responses, and a one-way tendency to expand the criminal justice system. Even if a three-decade pattern of prison growth came to a full stop in the early 2000s, the current decade will be by far the most punitive in U.S. history, hitting some minority communities particularly hard.

Author Biography

Henry Ruth served in many criminal justice roles, including the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, the Deputy Attorney General's Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, and President Lyndon Johnson's National Crime Commission. Kevin R. Reitz is James Annenberg La Vea Land Grant Chair in Criminal Procedure Law at the University of Minnesota Law School.
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March 3rd, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
11 line illustrations
Harvard University Press
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