More God, Less Crime : Why Faith Matters and How It Could Matter More

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  • Copyright: 2012-05-01
  • Publisher: Templeton Foundation Pr
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In More God, Less Crime renowned criminologist Byron R. Johnson presents strong evidence that religion can be a powerful antidote to crime. His original research in these pages shows how the "faith factor" can be used to form partnerships that can provide the human and spiritual capital needed to effectively address crime, offender rehabilitation, and the substantial aftercare problems facing former prisoners. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Byron R. Johnson is Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and director of the Institute for Studies of Religion as well as director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior, both at Baylor University. Before joining the faculty at Baylor University, Johnson directed research centers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Pennsylvania. He is a leading authority on the scientific study of religion, the efficacy of faith-based organizations, and criminal justice.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. xi
The Last Acceptable Prejudicep. 3
Preachers Partner with Police to Reduce Gang Violence: The Boston Miraclep. 13
Children of Prisoners: People of Faith Mentoring Children of Promisep. 27
The Center for Neighborhood Enterprise and the Violence-Free Zonep. 43
A Systematic Review of the Literature: 1944 to 2010p. 73
Can a Faith-Based Prison Reduce Recidivism?p. 99
Can a Faith-Based Prison Rehabilitate Inmates?p. 117
Jailhouse Religion, Spiritual Transformation, and Long-Term Changep. 155
Why Religion Mattersp. 171
Prisoner Reentry and Aftercarep. 185
Not by Faith Alone: The Need for Intermediariesp. 203
Acknowledgmentsp. 219
Appendixesp. 221
Notesp. 259
Indexp. 283
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