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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A big book with a long history, Crime will become as essential as Richard Herrnstein and Charles Murray's The Bell Curve (Free Pr., 1994). In fact, those authors each contributed a chapter to Crime ... Read full review

Contents

Crime in International Perspective
5
The Biological Basis of Crime
43
Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice
75
Copyright

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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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