Rich Get Richer and The Poor Get Prison
In this assignment, you will read “The Rich Get Richer and The Poor Get Prison: Ideology, class, and criminal justice (9th edition)”, by Jeffrey Reiman and Paul Leighton. You should take notes over what you read and then provide your critical view of the criminal justice policies, arguing some possible negative aspects of the policies. You will ultimately respond whether the crime control works or not.
In discussing how to organize this paper, it is generally organized with these sections:
Introduction (half page)
The purpose of an introduction is to identify the subject of the paper and to guide the reader into what is going to be addressed in this paper.
This should be briefly stated and addressed more completely in the subsequent section of the paper.
Book review and summaries (2 pages and more)
The purpose of this section of the paper is to discuss the main idea of this book about the crime control strategies in general, by particularly focusing on its popularity, objectives, costs, targeted crimes or criminals, and any other aspect you think that is important.
In summarizing the key ideas of the book, you should examine the empirical evidence that states the effectiveness of the particular crime prevention strategy.
Critiques of criminal justice policies (2 pages and more)
After you have completed your review, you should provide some possible negative aspects of the policies.
You can provide your critical view of the crime control strategies in general or a particular program.
You will ultimately respond whether the crime control works or not.
Conclusion (half page)
You need to appropriately tie it all together and present a conclusion about the effectiveness of the crime control approach.
You should make predictions about how a program and related policies could be altered to more closely correspond to theories that might make the policy more effective. That is, the goal of this section is to provide a link between criminology theory, research, and policy.
When completed, each paper should be approximately 5 pages in length with a maximum of 7 pages permitted. You need to use 12 point font, Times New Roman, double spaced between all texts in Words. This essay will be worth 40 points.