Synopses & Reviews
Argues that criminal activity is largely rational, shaped by rewards and penalties it offers versus the outcome of other available activities.
This timely new edition includes new chapters on neighborhood safety, criminal penalties and opportunities, incapacitation, rehabilitation, crime in American culture, and gun control; and thoroughly revised chapters on police-community relations, the death penalty and crime and public policy. The new introduction is both a reply to criticisms of the first edition and an incisive analysis of how and why the public debate about crime has been fundamentally altered.
Includes bibliographical references and index.