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The Process is the Punishment: Handling Cases in a Lower Criminal Court, by Malcolm M. Feeley

The Process is the Punishment: Handling Cases in a Lower Criminal Court, by Malcolm M. Feeley BOOK REVIEWS | 337 analytical capability that now enable the s staf f to generate its own data sets .Their ex­ cellent work on welfare reform is an example of this capability. The authors conclude that most evaluations contribute only modestly and marginally, if at all, to decision making on policy and manageme of nt program Yet, s. to them, “evaluation remains necessary and helpful”(p. 138). To me, thi sbook is necessar and y helpful for those who want to know more about the management of evaluation and more about the limitations of evaluation as an art. Patrick J. Hennigan Columbia University The Proces s Is the Punishment: Handling Cases in a Lower Crimina Court l by Malcolm M. Feeley. New York, Russell Sage Foundation, 1979. 330 pp. $12.95. Many landmark cases in criminal justice durin g the Warren Cour t years were designed to guarant to ee the poorest defendant due process includ , ing a fair trial with the aid of an at ­ torney paid by the state. It appears from the study on which this book is based that the overwhelming majority of the accused in lower criminal courts are rejecti ng the trial op­ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Political Science Quarterly Oxford University Press

The Process is the Punishment: Handling Cases in a Lower Criminal Court, by Malcolm M. Feeley

Political Science Quarterly , Volume 95 (2): 2 – Jun 15, 1980

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1980 The Academy of Political Science
ISSN
0032-3195
eISSN
1538-165X
DOI
10.2307/2149394
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BOOK REVIEWS | 337 analytical capability that now enable the s staf f to generate its own data sets .Their ex­ cellent work on welfare reform is an example of this capability. The authors conclude that most evaluations contribute only modestly and marginally, if at all, to decision making on policy and manageme of nt program Yet, s. to them, “evaluation remains necessary and helpful”(p. 138). To me, thi sbook is necessar and y helpful for those who want to know more about the management of evaluation and more about the limitations of evaluation as an art. Patrick J. Hennigan Columbia University The Proces s Is the Punishment: Handling Cases in a Lower Crimina Court l by Malcolm M. Feeley. New York, Russell Sage Foundation, 1979. 330 pp. $12.95. Many landmark cases in criminal justice durin g the Warren Cour t years were designed to guarant to ee the poorest defendant due process includ , ing a fair trial with the aid of an at ­ torney paid by the state. It appears from the study on which this book is based that the overwhelming majority of the accused in lower criminal courts are rejecti ng the trial op­

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Political Science QuarterlyOxford University Press

Published: Jun 15, 1980

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