Edited by Scott H. Decker and Kevin A. Wright: Criminology and Public Policy - Print

Leading scholars of crime policy address the most critical problems facing the justice system in America


Criminology and Public Policy

Putting Theory to Work

Edited by Scott H. Decker and Kevin A. Wright

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386 pp, 6 x 9, 5 tables, 3 line drawings

In the field of criminal justice, public policy is designed to address the problems brought on by criminal behavior and the response to that behavior. However, too often, the theories carefully developed in the academy fail to make their way into programs and policy. The editors and contributors to this second edition of Criminology and Public Policy highlight the recent development of "translational criminology" to address the growing movement in criminology to use the results of criminological research and theory to better inform policy and practice.

The essays in Criminology and Public Policy propose an in-depth look at both theory and practice and how they are integrated across a number of key criminal justice problems—from racial and environmental concerns to gun control and recidivism rates as well as police use of force and mass incarceration. The end result is an essential volume that blends both theory and practice in an effort to address the critical problems in explaining, preventing, responding to, and correcting criminal behavior.

Contributors include: Robert K. Ax, Michelle N. Block, Anthony A. Braga, Rod K. Brunson, Jennifer Carlson, Ronald V. Clarke, Shea Cronin, Megan Denver, Kevin M. Drakulich, Grant Duwe, Amy Farrell, Cheryl Jonson, Charis E. Kubrin, Justin Kurland, Megan Kurlychek, Shannon Magnuson, Daniel P. Mears, Robert D. Morgan, Kathleen Powell, Danielle Rudes, Cassia Spohn, Cody Telep, Natalie Todak, Glenn Trager, Jillian J. Turanovic, Sara Wakefield, Patricia Warren, David Weisburd, Michael D. White, Rob White, Lauren Wilson and the editors


About the Author(s)

Scott H. Decker is Foundation Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He is co-author (with Marie Provine, Monica Varsanyi, and Paul Lewis) of Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines.

Kevin A. Wright is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.


Subject Categories

Law and Criminology
Political Science and Public Policy


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