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James Q Wilson

The Broken Windows of Politics

Tom Allon | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

Corruption and crime has become cancerous in our body politic in New York in the last decade. What kind of example are our leaders setting for the rest of society?

Mass Incarceration as a Public Policy

Michael Santos | Posted 06.24.2012 | Crime
Michael Santos

The objective of building a massive prison system didn't include mechanisms that would encourage prisoners to work toward earning freedom, to redeem themselves, or to prepare for a return to society as law-abiding citizens.

I Ain't No Broken Window

Paul Boden | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Paul Boden

These are the civilized people; they are consumers. They are us. The people these laws are enforced against are not us. They are them.

Appreciating James Q. Wilson

Linda Flanagan | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Linda Flanagan

Wilson was not a household name, but in the scholarly world he was a rock star. He advised Presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Reagan, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2003.

'Broken Windows' Theorist Dies

AP | By JAY LINDSAY | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- Political scientist James Q. Wilson, whose "broken windows" theory on crime-fighting helped trigger a nationwide move toward community polic...