John Buntin is a GOVERNING staff writer. He covers health care, public safety and urban affairs.E-mail: email@example.com
James Q. Wilson, perhaps the nation's most influential criminologist (though he'd hate that label...), is guest blogging on Vololkh conspiracy this week.
Here's a wonderfully concise summary of his thinking about crime (and about blogging. Hint: He doesn't think much of the latter. Warning: you have to scroll down to find his post.). UCLA prof Mark Kleiman has some characteristically sharp comments.
Readers with $5 to spare should also take a look at this recent NBER working paper, "What Do Economists Know About Crime?"
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