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Public Opinion, Punishment

  • By: Jennifer Christian
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The relationship between public opinion and punishment in the United States has recently come to the forefront of criminological and criminal justice scholarship. Much of this is due to the political context in which criminal justice policy is discussed—a context that ...

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