Crime: Public Policies for Crime Control

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James Q. Wilson, Joan Petersilia
ICS Press, 2002 - Political Science - 705 pages
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This reader presents the work of 23 experts in the sociology, psychology, biology, and economics of crime. Contributors demonstrate how social science research might inform efforts to understand and control crime, in chapters on deterring crime, rehabilitation, biomedical factors in crime, schools, the labor market, and probation and parole. Other topics include crime rates, juvenile crime, gun control, alcohol and drug abuse, the police, and prisons. Selections represent dif.

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James Q. Wilson is Professor of Government at Harvard University.

Joan Petersilia is Professor of Criminology at the University of California, Irvine. The author of numerous books and a former president of the American Society of Criminology, she is a consultant to the United States Department of Justice and to many state and local agencies.

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