Thinking about Crime

Thinking about Crime

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by James Q. Wilson, James Wilson
     
 

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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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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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ISBN-13:
9780394729176
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1985
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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

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Thinking about Crime 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a classic work that needs to be examined by those individuals interested in crime management and criminal justice. Each chapter focuses on important topics which social scientists have been wrangling over for years. Wilson presents a conservative interepretation of what works in the area of public safety. Perhaps the only drawback is the book's 'datedness;' it would be interesting to see if more recent research continues to support Wilson's findings.