Taking on one of the most popular issues of the day--crime and the way we make sense of it--Julian Roberts and Loretta Stalans reveal the mismatch between the public perception of crime and the reality of crime statistics. Discussing such issues as public knowledge of crime, sources of crime information, information processing by the public, public attitudes about crime, and the effectiveness of punishment, this book considers the role that public opinion plays in the politics of criminal justice issues. Based on extensive data from the United States, with comparisons with Canada and the United Kingdom, Roberts and Stalans reveal the truth behind how the public perceives crime and how this perception compares to actual criminal activity.
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(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Westview Press Inc
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Author Biography - Julian Roberts
Julian V. Roberts is a professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Loretta J. Stalans is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Loyola University of Chicago. Julian V. Roberts is a professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Loretta J. Stalans is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Loyola University of Chicago.