Table of contents for The politics of injustice : crime and punishment in America / Katherine Beckett, Theodore Sasson.

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Preface 	000
Acknowledgments for the Second Edition 	000
1.	Criminal Justice Expansion 	000
Explaining the Expansion of the Penal System 	000
Outline of the Book 	000
2.	Crime in the United States 	000
Crime in Historical Perspective	000
Crime in Comparative Perspective	000
Conclusion	000
3.	Murder, American Style	000
Popular Explanations of Violence	000
Guns	000
Inequality and Homicide	000
Conclusion	000
4.	The Politics of Crime	000
The Origins of the Discourse of Law and Order	000
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime	000
From the War on Crime to the War on Drugs	000
Conclusion	000
5.	Crime in the Media	000
Crime in the News	000
Crime as Entertainment	000
Media Imagery and Public Opinion	000
Conclusion	000
6.	Crime and Public Opinion	000
Fear of Crime	000
Crime as a Social Problem	000
Popular Punitiveness	000
Understanding Popular Punitiveness	000
Alternatives to Punitiveness	000
Minority Dissent	000
Conclusion	000
7.	Activism and the Politics of Crime	000
Community-Based Crime Prevention Efforts	000
The Victim's Rights Movement	000
Adversarial Activism: Human Rights Campaigns Against Police Brutality, Capital Punishment, and the War on Drugs	000
Conclusion	000
8.	Crime and Public Policy	000
Drug Policing	000
Punitive Sentencing	000
Return of Capital Punishment	000
Retreat From Juvenile Justice	000
Prisoner Warehousing	000
The Surveillance Society	000
Criminal Justice and Democracy	000
Conclusion	000
9. Alternatives	000
Social Investment	000
Harm Reduction	000
Alternative Sentencing	000
Rehabilitating Reintegration	000
Toward Disarmament	000
Community Policing	000
Conclusion	000
Notes	000
References	000
Index	000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Crime United States, Crime prevention United States, Criminal justice, Administration of United States