The Mythology of Crime and Criminal Justice


Victor E. Kappeler


Gary W. Potter


Medtech Publishers

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Medtech Publishers

Publication Year 2017


ISBN-10 938400720X

Paper Back

Edition First
Number of Pages 428 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 23x15.2x2.2
Weight (grms) 602


This innovative alternative to traditional textbooks provides insightful observations of myths and trends in criminal justice. The authors dissect popular images of crimes and criminals in a cogent, compelling, and engaging manner. They confront the misleading statistics and fears that form the basis of myths and the collateral damage of basing policies on mythical beliefs. The text encourages skepticism about commonly accepted beliefs and provides the tools necessary for critical thinking about complex problems.


Victor E. Kappeler

Victor E. Kappeler is Professor of Police Studies at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmood, Kentucky. He received undergraduate degrees in police Administration and Juvenile Corrections as well as a master’s degree in criminal justice from Eastern Kentucky University. His doctoral degree in Criminal justice is form Sam Houston state university in Huntsville, Texas. Dr. Kappeler served as editor of justice quarterly and was the founding editor of Police Liability Review and Police Forum.

Gary W. Potter

Gary W. Potter is professor of Police studies at eastern Kentucky University in Richmond , Kentucky. He received his doctorate in Community systems planning and Development from The Pennsylvania State University.