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Jerome Skolnick, a sociologist, currently teaches at the New York University School of Law where he is Co-Director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice. He is also Claire Clements Dean’s Professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Chair of the Center for the Study of Law and Society. He has written many books and articles and has received numerous grants, honors and awards in recognition of his research and scholarship. These include the August Vollmer award of the American Society of Criminology; awards for distinguished scholarship from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Western Society of Criminology; the Mills award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (for Justice Without Trial); election to the honorary Sociological Research Association; and a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. He was Director of the Task Force on Violent Protest and Confrontation of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, Washington, D.C. 1968-1969 and served as President of the American Society of Criminology from November 1993 through November 1994. In 1997, he completed a three year term as Chair of the National Academy of Science/ National Research Council's Committee on Law and Justice. In 1996 he was honored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice as their Criminal Justice Educator of the Year.
Elliott Currie is Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. He has also taught in the Legal Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley, and in the Board of Studies in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Professor Currie is the author of many works on crime, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse and social policy, including Confronting Crime (1985), Dope and Trouble: Portraits of Delinquent Youth (1991), Reckoning: Drugs, the Cities, and the American Future (1993), and Crime and Punishment in America (1998), which was a finalist for the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction. He is a coauthor of Whitewashing Race: the Myth of a Colorblind America (2003), a finalist for the C. Wright Mills award of the Society for the Study of Social Problems in 2004 and winner of the 2004 Book Award from the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change. His most recent book is The Road to Whatever: Middle Class Culture and the Crisis of Adolescence (2005), a study of troubled middle-class youth in America. He has been a consultant to many organizations concerned with crime prevention, social policy, and the enhancement of juvenile and criminal justice, both in the United States and overseas, including the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity, the California Governor’s Task Force on Civil Rights, and the Home Office of Great Britain. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including both the Donald Cressey Award and the Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and, most recently, the August Vollmer Award of the American Society of Criminology.
Table of Contents
|Articles new to the 14e will be added by 7/31|
|Zepezauer, Take the Rich off Welfare|
|Tax Cheats and their Enablers|
|Luoma, Water for Profit|
|Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed|
|Draut and Silver, Generation Broke|
|Russakoff, Retirementrsquo;s Unraveling Safety Net|
|Liebow, Day by Day|
|Wessel, As Rich-Poor Gap Widens, Class Mobility Stalls|
|Brown et al, The Roots of White Advantage|
|Sentencing Project, Schools and Prisons|
|Golden, At Many Colleges, the Rich Kids Get Affirmative Action|
|The Economist, The Conundrum of the Glass Ceiling|
|Orenstein, Learning Silence|
|Shahmehri, More than Welcome|
|Speth, A World of Wounds Lerner, Diamond Gans|
|The Underclass Label|
|Starr and Fernadopulle, Sick Out of Luck|
|Mutari and Lakew, Class Conflict|
|Washburn, Hired Education|
|Currie, The Myth of Leniency|
|Silverstein, Unjust Rewards|
|Klare, Oil, Geography, and War|
|9/11 Commission, What to Do?|
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