Thinking about crime

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Basic Books, 1975 - Law - 231 pages
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Argues that criminal activity is largely rational, shaped by rewards and penalties it offers versus the outcome of other available activities.

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User Review  - Fred R - Goodreads

Although I haven't read his "Bureaucracy," which looks as dull as its subject, I'm inclined to call this Wilson's masterpiece. Philosophically rich, well-argued and supported, plenty of original ... Read full review

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Thought provoking work by a top notch political scientist. His basic theme (Page xi): ". . .the proper design of public policies requires a clear and sober understanding of the nature of man and ... Read full review

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About the author (1975)

David J. Wilson is associate professor of anthropology and director of undergraduate at Southern Methodist University.

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