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  • The Contradictions of American Capital Punishmentby Franklin E. Zimring

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    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... more...

  • American Juvenile Justiceby Franklin E. Zimring

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    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$ 44.99

    This is an examination of adolescent violence in the United States as both a social phenomenon and a policy problem. Franklin Zimring, a scholar of law and crime, scrutinizes criminal statistics and demographic trends in order to authoritatively address public worries. more...

  • The Great American Crime Declineby Franklin E. Zimring

    Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 19.99

    Part I What Happened in the 1990s?. 1. The Size and Character of the Crime Decline. 2. The Environment for Optimism: Crime Trends and Attitudes about the Effectiveness of Crime Policies. Part II The Search for Causes. 3. The Usual Suspects: Imprisonment, Demography, and the Economy. 4. Progeny of the 1990s: Three New Explanations of Decline. Part III... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 22.99

    This text has three aims: the first is to show that what separates the USA from other countries is not crime rates but lethal violence. Secondly, the book seeks to clarify the causes of violence by looking at the proximate causes of violence. The last section concerns the prevention of violence. 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 26.00

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

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

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 44.00

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

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

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 39.99

    Important aspects of the history of language in the United States remain shrouded in myth and legend. The notion of "one nation, one language" is part of the idealized history of the United States, although in its short history it has probably been host to more bilingual people than any other country in the world. Language is more than a means of communication.... more...

  • Changing Livesby Peter W. Greenwood; Franklin E. Zimring

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    One of the most astonishing aspects of juvenile crime is how little is known about the impact of the policies and programs put in place to fight it. The most commonly used strategies and programs for combating juvenile delinquency problems primarily rely on intuition and fads. Fortunately, as a result of the promising new research documented... more...