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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 differing viewpoints. Wilson teaches at Pepperdine University. Petersilia teaches criminology, law and society at the University of California-Irvine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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James Q. Wilson is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on crime in the United States. His many books on the subject include 'Thinking about Crime', 'Crime and Human Nature', and 'Crime and Public Policy'. Wilson taught at Harvard University for Twenty-six years and since 1985 is now James A. Collins Professor of Management Emeritas at UCLA.
Joan Petersilia has been honored for her major studies of policing, sentincing, career criminals, corrections, racial discrimination, and the effectiveness of probation and parole. Formerly director of the Rand Corporation's Criminal Justice Program, she is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine.
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