Crime: Public Policies for Crime Control
James Q. Wilson, Joan Petersilia
ICS Press, 2002 - Political Science - 705 pages
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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