THE PRICE OF JUSTICE IN AMERICA:

Commentaries on the Criminal Justice System and Ways to Fix What’s Wrong

THE PRICE OF JUSTICE IN AMERICA looks at a series of problems in the criminal justice system and how they might be fixed.

The topics discussed include rising racial tensions, especially between the police and black community, problems in the prison and correctional system, differences in the homicide rate in different groups, the relationship between homicide rate and drugs, and the media’s role in sensationalizing crime and contributing to problems in the criminal justice system.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION

PART I: THE RISING RACIAL TENSIONS IN AMERICA

CHAPTER 1: OVERCOMING THE POLICE-CITIZEN DIVIDE
The Number of Citizens Killed by the Police
Some Ways to Improve Citizen-Police Relationships

CHAPTER 2: REFLECTIONS ON RACISM IN AMERICA
The Fears Underlying Racism
Fixing the System

PART II: PROBLEMS IN THE PRISON SYSTEM

CHAPTER 3: WHY PRISONS TODAY ARE CONTRIBUTING TO AMERICA GOING BROKE
The Extent of the Problem Some Possible Solutions

CHAPTER 4: AN EXAMPLE OF A SUCCESSFUL PRISON PROGRAM

CHAPTER 5: FAMILIES ARE COLLATERAL DAMAGE DUE TO THE HIGH INCARCERATION RATE
The Forgotten Families
Reducing the Collateral Damage

PART III: HOMICIDE PATTERNS IN DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES AND GROUPS

CHAPTER 6: THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT BLACK AND WHITE HOMICIDE RATES IN AMERICA
Five Key Truths about Homicide Patterns in America
Some Startling Conclusions about Homicide in America

CHAPTER 7: HOW BAD ARE BLACK HOMICIDE RATES?
The Major Correlations
How I Made the Correlations
Other Correlations for Violent Crime Rates
What These Correlations Show about Crime

CHAPTER 8: WHY ARE URBAN BLACKS ASSOCIATED WITH VIOLENT CRIME?
Results of the Analysis Reasons for the Results

CHAPTER 9: REDUCING VIOLENT CRIME BY RELIEVING BLACK URBAN POVERTY
The Role of Role Models Some Conclusions and Suggestions

CHAPTER 10: HISPANIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO VIOLENT CRIME
What the Correlation Results Show
Why the Lack of Correlation?

PART IV: HOMICIDE RATES AND DRUGS
CHAPTER 11: DRUG OVERDOSES VS. HOMICIDES

PART V: HOW THE MEDIA DISTORTS THE NEWS ABOUT CRIME

CHAPTER 12: HOW THE MEDIA PROMOTES CONFRONTATIONS AND DISTORTS THE NEWS
Some Examples of Distorting the News
The Consequences of Misleading Media Accounts
Some Suggestions for Reducing Misleading Accounts in the Media

CHAPTER 13: WHEN THE MEDIA GOES TOO FAR: COVERING THE TRIAL OF A JUDGE FOR HIS CHILD’S DEATH

CHAPTER 14: WAS THERE JUSTICE? THE RANGE OF ATTITUDES REFLECTED BY JUDGE NARAMORE’S TRIAL FOR HIS CHILD’S DEATH
An Overview of the Case
Reactions to the Naramore Case

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Author Paul Brakke

Author Paul Brakke is a scientist based in Central Arkansas.  He became interested in studying the criminal justice system when his life was turned upside down after his wife was falsely accused of aggravated assault

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