Crime: Public Policies for Crime Control / Edition 1

Crime: Public Policies for Crime Control / Edition 1

by James Q. Wilson, Joan Petersilia, Joan Petersilia
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558155090

ISBN-13: 9781558155091

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Institute for Contemporary Study

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

Overview

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558155091
Publisher:
Institute for Contemporary Study
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
705
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.48(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword from the Publisherix
1Introduction1
2Crime in International Perspective5
3The Biological Basis of Crime43
4Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice75
5Crime Prevention: Focus on Youth109
6Families and Crime129
7The Schools149
8Labor Markets and Crime191
9The Community225
10Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs253
11Gun Control291
12Substance Abuse Policy from A Crime-Control Perspective331
13Fair and Effective Policing383
14Physical Environment, Crime, Fear, and Resident-Based Control413
15Deterrence435
16Prisons: A Policy Challenge451
17Community Corrections483
18Prosecution509
19Crime and Public Policy537
Notes and References559
Contributors661
Index665

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