ERIC Number: ED147208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Crime and Justice in America. Newspaper Articles for the Seventh Course by Newspaper. Courses by Newspaper.
Skolnick, Jerome H.; And Others
Fifteen newspaper articles about crime and justice in America are contained in this document. As the basis for a 15-week course by newspaper during the fall of 1977, the articles served as the course "lectures." The articles were written by professors of law, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and criminology; attorneys and judges; and researchers. They explore crime in America and consider its causes, theories of prevention, and the institutional means employed to combat it, including police, courts, and corrections. The relationship between sex, race, and crime is examined, as well as historical and future perspectives on criminal punishment. White-collar crime, organized crime, and urban crime are defined. Each article is preceded by a biographical statement about the author. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Content Area Reading, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Crime, Enrichment Activities, Essays, Instructional Materials, Justice, Legal Education, News Media, Newspapers, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Problems
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Univ. Extension.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 353-356