Wilson, James Q.
Most widely held works about James Q Wilson
Most widely held works by James Q Wilson
Crime and human nature by James Q Wilson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 2,198 libraries worldwide
Assembling the latest evidence from the fields of sociology, criminology, economics, medicine, biology, and psychology and exploring the effects of such factors as gender, age, race, and family, two eminent social scientists frame a groundbreaking theory of criminal behavior.
The moral sense by James Q Wilson ( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,988 libraries worldwide
Presents the classic and controversial argument that morality is based in human nature.--From publisher description.
Thinking about crime by James Q Wilson ( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in English and held by 1,763 libraries worldwide
Bureaucracy : what government agencies do and why they do it by James Q Wilson ( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,608 libraries worldwide
The ethics of human cloning by Leon Kass ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,555 libraries worldwide
In this engaging book, Leon R. Kass, the noted teacher, scientist, and humanist, and James Q. Wilson, the preeminent political scientist to whom four U.S. presidents have turned for advice on crime, drug abuse, education, and other crises in American life, explore the ethics of human cloning, reproductive technology, and the teleology of human sexuality. Although in their lively dialogue both authors share a fundamental distrust of the notion of human cloning, they base their reticence on different views of the role of sexual reproduction and the role of the family. Professor Kass contends that in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproduction technologies that place the origin of human life in human hands have eroded the respect for the mystery of sexuality and human renewal. Professor Wilson, on the other hand, asserts that whether a human life is created naturally or artificially is immaterial as long as the child is raised by loving parents in a two-parent family and is not harmed by the means of its conception. This accessible volume promises to inform the public policy debate over the permissible conduct of genetic research and the permissible uses of its discoveries.
City politics by Edward C Banfield ( Book )
28 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,450 libraries worldwide
American government : institutions and policies by James Q Wilson ( Book )
146 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,423 libraries worldwide
An electronic version of American Government, sixth edition, by James Q. Wilson and John J. DiIulio, Jr. In addition to text and appendixes, contains audio, video, maps, charts, and tools to help explore the text.
Varieties of police behavior; the management of law and order in eight communities by James Q Wilson ( Book )
22 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and held by 1,382 libraries worldwide
Urban renewal; the record and the controversy by James Q Wilson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 1,379 libraries worldwide
The Politics of regulation ( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,245 libraries worldwide
The marriage problem : how our culture has weakened families by James Q Wilson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Marriage, the emotional core and social foundation of our culture, is under attack. Profound changes in our values have eroded family life to a degree that degrades the very integrity of our society. This devastation takes many forms, says the renowned scholar, James Q. Wilson: the proliferation of cohabitation instead of formal marriage, the steep increase in single and teenage parents, and the rising divorce rate. Behind these diverse forces, Wilson draws on meticulous research to identify two underlying causes of this destruction: the rise of individualism and the consequences of slavery. Unafraid to contradict conventional wisdom, Wilson provides ample evidence that marriage benefits all parties, husbands, wives and, especially, children. An important and persuasive book, The Marriage Problem is a clarion call to rebuild the family, and society, by having a solid marital structure at its core.
Negro politics; the search for leadership by James Q Wilson ( Book )
17 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
The Metropolitan enigma; inquiries into the nature and dimensions of America's urban crisis ( Book )
20 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
Moral judgment : does the abuse excuse threaten our legal system by James Q Wilson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
In Moral Judgment, Professor Wilson demonstrates how our judicial system has compromised its obligation to discriminate between right and wrong. He explains why lawyers and judges - by distinguishing between personal and judicial responsibility, by inviting the participation of "expert witnesses," and by allowing "mitigating circumstances" to play a major role in criminal testimony - have moved from judging behavior to explaining it. Citing the Menendez and Goetz.
Crime ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
The number one issue of concern to Americans today is predatory crime, and we are pouring billions of dollars into programs designed to combat its threat. But how have these measures succeeded - or failed - in fighting crime? Now, Crime provides the authoritative evidence we need to understand the consequences of our policy choices. In one volume, preeminent criminologists Wilson and Petersilia have assembled leading experts from a variety of disciplines, philosophies, and political viewpoints for the most important evaluation of crime prevention and control strategies in more than a decade.
Political organizations by James Q Wilson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
Crime and public policy ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
The amateur Democrat; club politics in three cities by James Q Wilson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and held by 924 libraries worldwide
Watching fishes : life and behavior on coral reefs by Roberta Wilson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 867 libraries worldwide
The police & the community by Bernard L Garmire ( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
Essays by three specialists in different fields comprise this study of the role of the police in urban America. Bernard l. Garmire, Miami chief of police, starts with the theory that it is too much to expect the policeman to function effectively as both crime fighter and community relations expert. He recommends that police departments be divided into separate law enforcement and community service divisions. Psychiatrist Jesse Rubin discusses problems of the recruit who must form his adult identity while attempting to learn the techniques of his profession. Rubin suggests that men be recruited specifically for specialized roles, such as crime fighting or community relations in order to clarify the role expectations of each policeman. A pessimistic view of past community-relations programs is presented by James Q. Wilson, a political scientist. In lieu of community meetings, discussion groups or police human relations training, he offers several specific action proposals. He recommends increased patrol manpower, higher salaries, and the use of short-term recruits to serve on the police force as an alternative to military service. Like the other two authors, he recommends a community-relations unit but warns that such a unit should not be isolated from the rest of the force.
Administrative agencies African Americans--Politics and government Bureaucracy Character--Social aspects Cities and towns Civilization Coral reef fishes Crime Crime prevention Crime--Research Criminal anthropology Criminal behavior, Prediction of Criminal investigation Criminal justice, Administration of Criminal liability--Moral and ethical aspects Criminal liability--Social aspects Criminals Criminology Democratic Party (U.S.) Drug abuse and crime Drug control Drug traffic--Investigation Ethics Extenuating circumstances Families Human cloning--Moral and ethical aspects Human reproductive technology--Moral and ethical aspects Industrial policy Lobbying Management Marriage Moral conditions Moral development Municipal government National characteristics, American Police Police administration Police-community relations Political clubs Political science Pressure groups Responsibility Social ethics Social history Trade regulation United States United States.--Drug Enforcement Administration United States.--Federal Bureau of Investigation Urban renewal Values--Psychological aspects
Quinn Wilson, James 1931-
Uilson, Dzheǐms 1931-
Wilson, James Quinn, 1931-
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