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Our cities burn, while we play cops and robbers.

New York, Simon and Schuster [1972] .
ISBN 0671212699, 9780671212698

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Other Title Thomas M. Cooley lectures.
Subjects Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of.
United States.
Description 192 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1972]
Notes "This book originated in the nineteenth Thomas M. Cooley lectures ... delivered at the University of Michigan Law School in ... 1970."
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The author contends that society as a whole should be responsible for trying to check the factors the generate criminal acts, rather than depend on the criminal justice system. Judge Botein feels that the American public still regards the crime problem as a game of cops and robbers. They depend much too heavily on the criminal justice system to control criminal behavior. The author is alarmed at the fact that we have developed no substantial body of information about the causes of crime. He is also upset that nothing has been done to combat the known factors which breed crime. The judge presents a short-range program to cope more efficiently with crime in the streets and at the same time to improve substantially the deteriorating quality of justice. The book presents a series of specific programs overviewing the situation and telling the reader what should be done with the police the courts, and the corrections techniques. It includes a special section on youth crimes.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1. Redefinitions. 1. Our system of criminal justice : some initial observations -- 2. Redefinition of crimes : public health and welfare alternatives -- 3. Redefinition of crimes : administrative alternatives -- 4. Redefinition of crimes : the enforcement of morals -- 5. Diversion of certain defendants -- Part 2. Improving the nation's criminal-justice systems. 6. An overview of the system -- 7. The police : the focus of attention -- 8. The courts -- 9. Corrections -- 10. Youth crime -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)482649
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Botein, Bernard.
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