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Zimring, Franklin E.

Works: 130 works in 569 publications in 3 languages and 34,471 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
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Most widely held works by Franklin E Zimring
The contradictions of American capital punishment by Franklin E Zimring( )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 3,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin E. Zimring reveals that the seemingly insoluble turmoil surrounding the death penalty reflects a long-standing division in American values, one that he predicts will soon bring about the end of capital punishment in our country. On one hand, execution would seem to violate our nation's highest legal principles of fairness and due process. It sets us increasingly apart from our allies and indeed is regarded by European nations as a barbaric and particularly egregious form of American exceptionalism. On the other hand, the death penalty represents a deeply held American belief in violent social justice that sees the hangman as an agent of local control and safeguard of community values. Zimring uncovers the most troubling symptom of this attraction to vigilante justice in the lynch mob. He links modern execution rates to the presence of a vigilante tradition in certain states of the Union, and demonstrates that recent conflicts over appeals procedures and the dangers of executing innocent persons are a repetition of a conflict in values that has been evident for more than a century. It is the vigilante legacy, Zimring argues, that constitutes both the distinctive appeal of the death penalty in the United States and one of the most compelling reasons for abolishing it. - Publisher
Incapacitation : penal confinement and the restraint of crime by Franklin E Zimring( )

24 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 2,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one, sure way that imprisonment prevents crime is by restraining offenders from committing crimes while they are locked up. Called "incapacitation" by experts in criminology, this effect has become the dominant justification for imprisonment in the United States, where well over a million persons are currently in jails and prisons, and public figures who want to appear tough on crime periodically urge that we throw away the key. How useful is the modern prison in restraining crime, and at what cost? How much do we really know about incapacitation and its effectiveness? This book is the first comprehensive assessment of incapacitation. Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins show the increasing reliance on restraint to justify imprisonment, analyze the existing theories on incapacitation's effects, assess the current empirical research, report a new study, and explore the links between what is known about incapacitation and what it tells us about our criminal justice policy. An insightful evaluation of a pressing policy issue, Incapacitation is a vital contribution to the current debates on our criminal justice system
American youth violence by Franklin E Zimring( )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin Zimring offers the definitive examination of adolescent violence in the United States both as a social phenomenon and a policy problem. This book covers the range of youth violence issues in the 1990s, from crime statistics to demographic projections to new legislation. The result is a thorough debunking of Congressional predictions of "a coming storm of juvenile violence" and the half-baked policy proposals that accompany such warnings. The book sets forth comprehensive and dispassionate analyses of three key areas of youth violence policy: adolescent firearms possession and use, standards for transfer from juvenile court to criminal court jurisdiction, and legal sanctions for adolescents who kill. Zimring also offers an appropriate set of responses to youth violence that are consistent with a positive future for the juvenile court and for America's children
Crime is not the problem : lethal violence in America by Franklin E Zimring( )

22 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Punishment and democracy : three strikes and you're out in California by Franklin E Zimring( )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Punishment and Democracy is an analysis of the politics and impact of "get tough" criminal sentencing legislation. Franklin Zimring, Gordon Hawkins, and Sam Kamin examine the origins of the law in California, compare it to other crackdown laws, and analyze large samples of offenders arrested in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco in the year before and the two years after the law went into effect. They show that the Three Strikes law was a significant development in criminal justice policy-making, not only at the state level, but also at the national level. The study presents compelling evidence, however, that the new regime has been enormously over-rated as a crime prevention measure. The book also examines the new politics of criminal punishment in the United States and the proper role of citizen preferences in the governance of criminal punishment. In its scrutiny of California's Three Strikes law, Punishment and Democracy extracts crucial lessons about democracy and criminal justice in America."--BOOK JACKET
Justice for girls? : stability and change in the youth justice systems of the United States and Canada by Jane B Sprott( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over a century, as women have fought for and won greater freedoms, concern over an epidemic of female criminality, especially among young women, has followed. Fear of this crime wave - despite a persistent lack of evidence of its existence - has played a decisive role in the development of the youth justice systems in the United States and Canada. Justice for Girls? is a comprehensive comparative study of the way these countries have responded to the hysteria over "girl crime" and how it has affected the treatment of both girls and boys." "Tackling a century of historical evidence and crime statistics, Jane B. Sprott and Anthony N. Doob carefully trace the evolution of approaches to the treatment of young offenders. Seeking to keep youths out of adult courts, both countries have built their systems around rehabilitation. But, as Sprott and Doob reveal, the myth of the "girl crime wave" led to a punitive system where young people are dragged into court for minor offenses and girls are punished far more severely than boys. Thorough, timely, and persuasive, Justice for Girls? will be vital to anyone working with troubled youths."--Jacket
An American travesty : legal responses to adolescent sexual offending by Franklin E Zimring( )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An American Travesty is the first scholarly book in half a century to analyze the justice system's response to sexual misconduct by children and adolescents in the United States. Franklin E. Zimring discusses the "American travesty" noted in the title - our society's failure to consider the developmental status of adolescent sex offenders. Too often, he argues, the American legal system ignores age and developmental status when adjudicating young sexual offenders, in many cases responding as they would to an adult." "After surveying the facts and outlining the additional information needed for rational policy, this book proposes a series of reforms in juvenile and criminal courts as well as sex offender registration laws. An American Travesty's compelling argument will inform policymakers, lawyers, criminologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and others trying to address the problem of the young sexual offender."--BOOK JACKET
The great American crime decline by Franklin E Zimring( )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many theories--from the routine to the bizarre--have been offered up to explain the crime decline of the 1990s. Was it record levels of imprisonment? An abatement of the crack cocaine epidemic? More police using better tactics? Or even the effects of legalized abortion? And what can we expect from crime rates in the future? Franklin E. Zimring here takes on the experts, and counters with the first in-depth portrait of the decline and its true significance. The major lesson from the 1990s is that relatively superficial changes in the character of urban life can be associated with up to 75% drops in the crime rate. Crime can drop even if there is no major change in the population, the economy or the schools. Offering the most reliable data available, Zimring documents the decline as the longest and largest since World War II. It ranged across both violent and non-violent offenses, all regions, and every demographic. All Americans, whether they live in cities or suburbs, whether rich or poor, are safer today. Casting a critical and unerring eye on current explanations, this book demonstrates that both long-standing theories of crime prevention and recently generated theories fall far short of explaining the 1990s drop. A careful study of Canadian crime trends reveals that imprisonment and economic factors may not have played the role in the U.S. crime drop that many have suggested. There was no magic bullet but instead a combination of factors working in concert rather than a single cause that produced the decline. Further--and happily for future progress, it is clear that declines in the crime rate do not require fundamental social or structural changes. Smaller shifts in policy can make large differences. The significant reductions in crime rates, especially in New York, where crime dropped twice the national average, suggests that there is room for other cities to repeat this astounding success. In this definitive look at the great American crime decline, Franklin E. Zimring finds no pat answers but evidence that even lower crime rates might be in store. - Publisher
Pornography in a free society by Gordon Hawkins( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingegaan wordt op de relatie tussen pornografie en recht in de Westerse maatschappij aan de hand van verslagen van drie nationale commissies. Daarna worden de problemen beschreven die ontstaan zijn door de toename van pornografisch materiaal in de jaren '60 en 70 en thema's zoals: pornografie en de positie van vrouwen; speciaal beleid m.b.t. kinderen; controle op pornografie en de vrijheid van meningsuiting
Capital punishment and the American agenda by Franklin E Zimring( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appendix: Deterrence and the death penalty
American juvenile justice by Franklin E Zimring( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the priniples & policy of a separate & distinct system of juvenile justice, this text explores the criminology & policy analysis of adolescence
The citizen's guide to gun control by Franklin E Zimring( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the link between guns and violence in the United States, as well as the debate over gun control, comparing firearms violence in the U.S. with patterns in other countries; examining general patterns of gun ownership and use; and discussing existing, and possible future gun control legislation
Deterrence; the legal threat in crime control by Franklin E Zimring( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry and Bert are the meanest kids on the block until something happens to change Harry's outlook
Choosing the future for American juvenile justice by David Spinoza Tanenhaus( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a hopeful but complicated era for those with ambitions to reform the juvenile courts and youth-serving public institutions in the United States. As advocates plea for major reforms, many fear the public backlash in making dramatic changes. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice provides a look at the recent trends in juvenile justice as well as suggestions for reforms and policy changes in the future. Edited by Franklin E. Zimring and David S. Tanenhaus, two of the leading scholars on juvenile justice, and with contributors who are among the key experts on each issue, this essential volume focuses on the most pressing issues of the day: the impact of neuroscience on our understanding of brain development and subsequent sentencing, the relationship of schools and the police, the issue of the school-to-prison pipeline, the impact of immigration, the privacy of juvenile records, and the need for national policies - including registration requirements - for juvenile sex offenders. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice is not only a timely collection, based on the most current research. It is also a forward-thinking volume that anticipates the needs for substantive changes in juvenile justice, linking the key current tasks of reform with a sustained analyses of the political strategies and rhetorical appeals that can make change happen"--Unedited summary from book cover
The changing legal world of adolescence by Franklin E Zimring( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city that became safe : New York's lessons for urban crime and its control by Franklin E Zimring( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses many of the ways that New York City dropped its crime rate between the years of 1991 and 2000
Firearms & violence in American life : a staff report submitted to the National Commission on the Causes & Prevention of Violence by George D Newton( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scale of imprisonment by Franklin E Zimring( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next frontier : national development, political change, and the death penalty in Asia by David T Johnson( )

17 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors review the prospects for abolition of the death penalty throughout Asia in a series of authoritative case studies and investigate the continuities and limits between European abolition and attendant human rights perspectives and the culture, government, and policy of Asian nations
The search for rational drug control by Franklin E Zimring( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a comprehensive examination of the drug control policy process in the United States. How are policy choices identified, debated, and selected? How are the consequences of governmental policy measured and evaluated? How, if at all, do we learn from our mistakes? The first part of the book deals with four different ways of understanding drug policy in the United States. Chapter 1 examines drug control as ideology; Chapter 2 discusses the issues of definition and measurement; Chapter 3 provides a historical analysis of drug control; and Chapter 4 concerns drug control as an occasion for debating the proper role of the criminal law. Part Two provides a foundation for an improved policy process by discussing priority problems for drug control. Chapter 5 shows how the protection of children and youth should shape policy toward illicit drugs, with attention to the fact that youth protection objectives may properly limit the effectiveness of some drug controls. Chapter 6 explores the central but complex relationship between illicit drugs and predatory crime. Chapter 7 addresses the proper role of the federal government in drug control policy. A final chapter criticizes the current national drug control strategy and makes five suggestions for improving the drug control policy process
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The contradictions of American capital punishment
Alternative Names
Zimring, Franklin.

Zimring, Franklin 1942-

제모림, 부란극림 E.

짐링, 프랭클린

치무린, 푸란커린 E

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Incapacitation : penal confinement and the restraint of crimeAmerican youth violenceCrime is not the problem : lethal violence in AmericaPunishment and democracy : three strikes and you're out in CaliforniaJustice for girls? : stability and change in the youth justice systems of the United States and CanadaAn American travesty : legal responses to adolescent sexual offendingThe great American crime declinePornography in a free society