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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • Great Britain,
  • United States.,
  • Great Britain.

Subjects:

  • Crime -- United States -- Public opinion,
  • Crime -- Great Britain -- Public opinion,
  • Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States -- Public opinion,
  • Criminal justice, Administration of -- Great Britain -- Public opinion,
  • Criminal statistics -- United States,
  • Criminal statistics -- Great Britain,
  • Public opinion -- United States,
  • Public opinion -- Great Britain

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-336).

StatementJulian V. Roberts and Loretta J. Stalans.
SeriesCrime & society, Crime & society (Boulder, Colo.)
ContributionsStalans, Loretta J.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6789 .R63 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 337 p. ;
Number of Pages337
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL669914M
ISBN 100813323185
LC Control Number97015795

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This article reviews evidence for the effects of public opinion on court decision-making, capital punishment policy and use, correctional expenditures, and incarceration rates. It also assesses evidence about the factors explaining changes over time in public support for punitive crime policies. Most of this evidence originates from outside of our discipline. I identify two reasons that. This book addresses a range of issues surrounding public opinion, attitudes to punishment and criminal justice policy. It adopts the premise that in order to best respond to the needs of the public, we need to understand the evolution of public opinion, the limitations of public knowledge, the limitations on various methods of measuring public opinion, and the impediments to rational penal. Throughout the western world public opinion has played an important role in shaping criminal justice policy. At the same time opinion polls repeatedly demonstrate that the public knows little about crime and justice, and holds negative views of the criminal justice system. This book, consisting of chapters from leading authorities in the field, is concerned to address this problem, and draws. The book is divided into two parts. The five chapters in the first part examine such matters as attitude formation and its consequences in relation to such issues as the death penalty. They address the interaction of public opinion with the criminal justice system and the demographics of public opinion.

  Public Opinion, Crime, And Criminal Justice (Crime & Society) [Roberts, Julian, Stalans, Loretta] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Public Opinion, Crime, And Criminal Justice (Crime & Society)Cited by:   The book is divided into two parts. The five chapters in the first part examine such matters as attitude formation and its consequences in relation to such issues as the death penalty. They address the interaction of public opinion with the criminal justice system and the demographics of public opinion. Using deliberative practices to produce and capture a seemingly more refined form of public opinion on matters of penal policy and practice has been proposed as an antidote to penal populism. However, critics argue that while deliberation might provide useful insights into the way in which opinion is formed, it cannot replace conventional survey-based approaches as these capture opinion as it. Public Opinion, Crime, and Criminal Justice ABSTRACT Research on public knowledge has found that the public knows little about crime or the criminal justice system including crime-related statistics such as crime rates, recidivism rates, and average sentences. Members of the public have little familiarity with specific laws or with their legal.