Perspectives on Crime and Justice: 1996-1997 Lecture SeriesNovember 1997
This volume presents the first of NIJ's Perspectives on Crime and Justice Lecture Seriesfor 1996-1997. Some of the most distinguished academics in the field of criminal justice were invited to offer their thoughts on the topic of their choice. They were expected to challenge conventional thinking, offer candid recommendations, and lead a robust debate. The lectures included in this volume are:
- Lecture 1: What, If Anything, Can the Federal Government Do About Crime?
James Q. Wilson, Ph.D.
- Lecture 2: Why Can't We Make Prohibition Work Better? Some Consequences of Ignoring the Unattractive
Peter Reuter, Ph.D
- Lecture 3: The Legitimation of Criminal Justice Policies and Practices
Mark H. Moore, Ph.D
- Lecture 4: Child Victims: In Search of Opportunities for Breaking the Cycle of Violence
Cathy Spatz Widom, Ph.D
- Lecture 5: Crime, the Media, and Our Public Discourse
Norval Morris, LL.M., Ph.D.