Bias in the Criminal Justice System
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This paper examines Jeffrey H. Reiman's "The Rich Get Richer While The Poor Get Prison", a work in which he argues that the criminal justice system is ineffective because it is biased in favor of those who most control it and benefit from its current anti-poor bias. Each chapter in the book is summarized in two pages, providing Reiman's functionalist theories on crime and his call for structural change that is necessary to correct the failed criminal justice system.
From the Paper:"In Chapter One of "Crime Control in America", Jeffrey H Reiman explores his theory that the failure to reduce crime in American society is an outcome of a consensus that is only functional for a certain part of society. Though crime has declined in the past few years, Reiman maintains that this decline is more related to demographic changes, fewer youth of crime-prone age, reduction of unemployment, etc, than it is due to any kind of..."
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Bias in the Criminal Justice System (2008, December 01) Retrieved October 20, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/bias-in-the-criminal-justice-system-120539/
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