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  • American Juvenile Justiceby Franklin E. Zimring

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    Suitable for courses on the criminology and policy analysis of adolescence, this book focuses on the principles and policy of a distinct system of juvenile justice. It opens with an introduction of the creation of adolescence, presenting a justification for the category of the juvenile or a period of partial responsibility before full adulthood. more...

  • American Youth Violenceby Franklin E. Zimring

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    This is the definitive examination of adolescent violence in the United States as both a social phenomenon and a policy problem. Franklin Zimring, one of America's most esteemed scholars of law and crime, scrutinized criminal statistics and demographic trends. The result is a thorough debunking of Congressional predictions of "a coming storm of juvenile... more...

  • The Contradictions of American Capital Punishmentby Franklin E. Zimring

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Why does the United States continue to employ the death penalty when fifty other developed democracies have abolished it? Why does capital punishment become more problematic each year? How can the death penalty conflict be resolved?In The Contradictions of American Capital Punishment , Frank Zimring reveals that the seemingly insoluble turmoil surrounding... more...

  • The Great American Crime Declineby Franklin E. Zimring

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    Many theories--from the routine to the bizarre--have been offered up to explain the crime decline of the 1990s. Was it record levels of imprisonment? An abatement of the crack cocaine epidemic? More police using better tactics? Or even the effects of legalized abortion? And what can we expect from crime rates in the future? Franklin E. Zimring here... more...

  • The City That Became Safeby Franklin E. Zimring

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    The 40% drop in crime that occurred across the U.S. from 1991 to 2000 largely remains an unsolved mystery. Even more puzzling then is the crime rate drop in New York City, which lasted twice as long and was twice as large. In The City That Became Safe , Franklin Zimring sets off in search of the New York difference through a detailed and comprehensive... more...

  • Crime Is Not the Problemby Franklin E. Zimring; Gordon Hawkins

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    In Crime is Not the Problem , Franklin Zimring and Gordon Hawkins revolutionize the way we think about crime and violence--by forcing us to distinguish between crime and violence. The authors reveal that compared to other industrialized nations, in most categories of nonviolent crime, American crime rates are comparable--even lower, in some cases.... more...

  • An American Travestyby Franklin E. Zimring; Francis A. Allen

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    An American Travesty is the first scholarly book in half a century to analyze the justice system?s response to sexual misconduct by children and adolescents in the United States. Writing with a refreshing dose of common sense, Franklin E. Zimring discusses our society's failure to consider the developmental status of adolescent sex offenders.... more...

  • The Search for Rational Drug Controlby Franklin E. Zimring; Gordon Hawkins

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    This book presents a comprehensive examination of the drug control policy process in the United States. more...

  • Pornography in a Free Societyby Gordon Hawkins; Franklin E. Zimring

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This volume looks at pornography from a broad perspective and concludes that its widespread availability has contributed much to the controversy. more...

  • Punishment and Democracyby Franklin E. Zimring; Gordon Hawkins; Sam Kamin

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    "Getting tough on crime" has been one of the favorite rallying cries of American politicians in the last two decades, and "getting tough" on repeat offenders has been particularly popular. "Three strikes and you're out" laws, which effectively impose a 25-years-to-life sentence at the moment of a third felony conviction, have been passed in 26 states.... more...