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Crime: Twenty-Eight Leading Experts Look at the Most Pressing Problem of Our Time

Crime: Twenty-Eight Leading Experts Look at the Most Pressing Problem of Our Time

by James Q. Wilson (Editor), Joan Petersilia (Editor), Joan (Eds.) Petersilia

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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. The other contributors are authoritative scholars but not ones who arouse the same ideological furor. Every chapter presents an up-to-date review of scholarship in an area relating to crime, e.g., the psychology and biology of criminals, juvenile crime, family, schools, community, gangs, alcohol and drugs, gun control, the media, police, prosecution, corrections, and research and policy. Editor Wilson has written at least nine other books, one with Herrnstein (Crime and Human Nature, LJ 10/1/85), and volumes of articles. Twenty years ago in Thinking About Crime (LJ 4/1/75), he found the influence of social science research on public policymaking negligibleand the fault of the researchers. In Crime and Public Policy (1983), Wilson thought that the ivory tower and the field had moved closer together. In this "completely revised and updated" edition of his previous works, the consensus is that the identifiable solutions to identified problems have slim prospects of implementation. For criminology collections.Janice Dunham, John Jay Coll. Lib., New York

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