Criminal Justice and Moral Issues
Robert F. Meier and Gilbert Geis
This text addresses the following two questions: "What kinds of problems can the law solve?" and "What kinds of problems does the law create?"
Using these questions as starting points, Meier and Geis evenhandedly explore the role and function of law relating to six major issues that often divide Americans today: prostitution, drug use, homosexuality, abortion, pornography, and gambling. Statutes and public opinion have shifted dramatically over recent decades in regard to these behaviors. The book details these developments and offers explanations of why they have occurred.