Unformatted text preview: the rise in the United States and, therefore, we need to spend more money for more police and more prisons. Perhaps crime rates are more influenced by structural features like performance of the economy or demographic changes (see Kornblum, 1988:207). Even if the voting public accepts the fact that crime rates have decreased, there is a tendency to view such declines as a result of increased public spending on law enforcement. Often, the drive for increased spending on crime prevention is related to political leaders, who have ties to larger spending programs in the criminal justice system. Below are some structural features that cause crime rates to fluctuate which have nothing to do with the criminal justice system....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10