Public Policies for Crime Control

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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. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Publisher: Oakland, Calif : ICS Press, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9781558155091
Branch Call Number: 364.973 C8681 2002
Characteristics: x, 705 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilson, James Q.
Petersilia, Joan


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