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Public opinion and criminal justice
Jane L. Wood, Theresa A. Ganno ...

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Public opinion and criminal justice
edited by Jane Wood and Theresa Gannon

Published 2009 by Willan in Cullompton, Portland, OR .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Public opinion is vital to the functioning of the criminal justice system ... This book challenges many enduring assumptions regarding people's views on justice, and confronts the myths that infect our understanding of what people think about the criminal justice system. It will be essential reading for policy-makers, students, researchers and others with an interest in this increasingly important subject."--P. [iv] of cover.

Table of Contents

The psychology of attitudes and persuasion / Gerd Bohner and Michaela Wa nke
Why public opinion of the criminal justice system is important / Jane Wood
What shapes public opinion of the criminal justice system? / Jacqueline M. Gray
The myth of public support for capital punishment / Francis T. Cullen ... [et al.]
Achieving accurate assessment of attitudes toward the criminal justice system : methodological issues / G. Tendayi Viki and Gerd Bohner
The typical rape : factors affecting victims' decision to report / Margaret Wilson and Angela Scholes
Attitudes towards victims of crime : a double-edged sword? / Elizabeth Gilchrist
Public attitudes towards offending, offenders and reintegration / Natalie Reynolds, Leam A. Craig and Douglas P. Boer
Attitudes towards sexual offenders and their rehabilitation : a special case? / Sarah Brown
Stigma and offenders with mental illness / Patrick W. Corrigan and Jessica L. Walton.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
HV9960.G7 P83 2009

The Physical Object

xix, 252 p. :
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1843924013, 1843924005
9781843924012, 9781843924005
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