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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; Revised edition (February 12, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039472917X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394729176
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,464,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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David J. Wilson is associate professor of anthropology and director of undergraduate at Southern Methodist University.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Edwin J. O'Farrell on April 14, 2013
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This is a landmark book in American history and should be required reading for anyone with even a passing interest in criminal justice. Wilson's seminal work changed forever the delivery of police services to the public. This book stood conventional wisdom on it's head and provided the template for criminal justice reforms for the past 40 years.
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A classic. If you want to learn read this book.
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5 of 19 people found the following review helpful By K-wacky on March 2, 2002
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It is a crime that this indispensable book is out of print.
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2 of 19 people found the following review helpful By M. Kerr on January 3, 2007
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Boring, there is no need to read past the first few chapters, all of the main points are repeated in the second half.
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