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Author Hagan, John, 1946-

Title Who are the criminals? : the politics of crime policy from the age of Roosevelt to the age of Reagan / John Hagan
Published Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 325 pages) : illustrations
Series Online access with EBA ; JSTOR
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Prologue: Washington Crime Stories; Chapter 1 The President's Secret Crime Report; Chapter 2 Street Crimes and Suite Misdemeanors; Chapter 3 Explaining Crime in the Age of Roosevelt; Chapter 4 Explaining Crime in the Age of Reagan; Chapter 5 Framing the Fears of the Streets; Chapter 6 Framing the Freeing of the Suites; Chapter 7 Crime Wars, War Crimes, and State Crimes; Epilogue: The Age of Obama?; Afterword to the Paperback Edition; Acknowledgments; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary How did the United States go from being a country that tries to rehabilitate street criminals and prevent white-collar crime to one that harshly punishes common lawbreakers while at the same time encouraging corporate crime through a massive deregulation of business? Why do street criminals get stiff prison sentences, a practice that has led to the disaster of mass incarceration, while white-collar criminals, who arguably harm more people, get slaps on the wrist--if they are prosecuted at all? In Who Are the Criminals?, one of America's leading criminologists provides new answers to th
Notes Originally published: 2010. Reprinted with a new afterword
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Crime -- Government policy -- United States.
Crime -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0691156158
1400845076 (electronic bk.)
9781400845071 (electronic bk.)