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

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