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Myths That Cause Crime
Author: Harold E. Pepinsky, Paul Jesilow
ISBN-13: 9780932020918
ISBN-10: 0932020917
Publication Date: 8/1992
Pages: 186
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Publisher: Seven Locks Press
Book Type: Paperback
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"In 'Myths That Cause Crime,' ten currently held ideas about crime are debunked. The authors examine myths about class, race, and drugs among others and contend that because most American policy makers and citizens embrace these myths, the crime problem in the United States will continue to worsen...The authors argue that policy makers continue to carry on archaic and ineffective crime-control policies thqat were originally based on myths. The result: increasing crime and the unaccountability of crimes committed by corporations, bureaucracies, and their white-collar executives..."