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Crime and public policy

Author: James Q Wilson; Joan Petersilia
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [4th ed.]View all editions and formats
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Crime in the United States has fluctuated considerably over the past thirty years, as have the policy approaches to deal with it. During this time, criminologists and other scholars have helped to shed light on the roles of incarceration, prevention, drugs, guns, policing, and numerous other aspects to crime control. Yet the latest research is rarely heard in public discussions and is often missing from the desks of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Q Wilson; Joan Petersilia
ISBN: 9780195399356 0195399358 9780195399363 0195399366
OCLC Number: 537652479
Notes: Prev. ed. titled Crime: public policies for crime control (2002).
Description: xi, 644 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Crime in international perspective / James P. Lynch and William Alex Pridemore --
Crime and biology / Terrie E. Moffitt, Stephen Ross, and Adrian Raine --
Juvenile crime and juvenile justice / Peter W. Greenwood and Susan Turner --
Families and crime / David P. Farrington --
Street gangs / Cheryl Maxson --
Labor markets and crime / Shawn D. Bushway --
The community / Robert J. Sampson --
Race and the administration of criminal justice in the United States / Randall Kennedy --
Gun control / Philip J. Cook, Anthony A. Braga, and Mark H. Moore --
Rehabilitation and treatment programs / Francis T. Cullen and Cheryl Lero Jonson --
Sex offenders and sex offender policy / Eric Beauregard and Roxanne Lieb --
Drugs, crime, and public policy / David A. Boyum, Jonathan P. Caulkins, and Mark A.R. Kleiman --
General deterrence: A review of recent evidence / Robert Apel and Daniel S. Nagin --
Prosecution / Brian Forst --
Sentencing / Kevin R. Reitz --
Community corrections: Probation, parole, and prisoner reentry / Joan Petersilia --
Prisons / Anne Morrison Piehl and Bert Useem --
Changing crime rates / Richard Rosenfeld --
Democratic policing on the evidence / Lawrence W. Sherman --
Crime and public policy / James Q. Wilson.
Responsibility: edited by James Q. Wilson & Joan Petersilia.

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Crime in the United States has fluctuated considerably over the past thirty years, as have the policy approaches to deal with it. During this time, criminologists and other scholars have helped to shed light on the roles of incarceration, prevention, drugs, guns, policing, and numerous other aspects to crime control. Yet the latest research is rarely heard in public discussions and is often missing from the desks of policymakers. This book summarizes the latest scientific information on the causes of crime and the evidence about what does and does not work to control it. As with previous editions, each essay reviews the existing literature, discusses the methodological rigor of the studies, identifies what policies and programs the studies suggest, and then points to policies now implemented that fail to reflect the evidence. The chapters cover the principle institutions of the criminal justice system (juvenile justice, police, prisons, probation and parole, sentencing), how broader aspects of social life inhibit or encourage crime (biology, schools, families, communities), and topics currently generating a great deal of attention (criminal activities of gangs, sex offenders, prisoner reentry, changing crime rates).

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