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This publication includes papers on U.S. crime policies, including the mix of enforcement and prevention; an assessment of crime rates; the relationship between crime and incarceration, the economic interests in prison expansion; the impact of the "war on drugs"; concerns about media crime reporting, funding prospects through the new crime bill, the role of policing and issues in community policing, the problem of youth violence and the juvenile court; North Carolina's sentencing guidelines system; the "three strikes and you're out" policy; and an overview of the restorative justice model and a proposal for a victim orientation for community corrections.