Criminal Justice Policy and the Criminal Lifestyle

Part of the Palgrave's Frontiers in Criminology Theory book series (FCRT)


Considers policy issues that impinge on criminal lifestyle theory. The principal issues covered in this chapter include the war on drugs, juvenile waivers to adult court, restorative justice, gender issues and crime, mass incarceration, and prisoner re-entry. In each case the emphasis is on what criminal lifestyle theory has to offer each policy initiative in both conceptualizing and resolving the relevant issues. The specific principle or principles from nonlinear dynamical systems theory that inform each initiative are also discussed.


Policy War on drugs Restorative justice Mass incarceration Re-entry 


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