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Retributive Sentiments and Criminal Justice: James Q. Wilson on Crime and Punishment

Antti Lepistö

in The Rise of Common-Sense Conservatism: The American Right and the Reinvention of the Scottish Enlightenment

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226774046
eISBN:
9780226774183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226774183.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter 5 explores the criminological thought of James Q. Wilson, the foremost neoconservative authority on crime. It studies Wilson’s response to such events as the 1992 Los Angeles riots, Bill ... More


Introduction

David Ikard

in Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226492469
eISBN:
9780226492773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492773.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The introduction lays out the larger argument of the book which includes defining the tropes lovable racists, white messiahs, and magical negroes. The chief argument is that these tropes have long ... More


Coming Apart

Gary Gerstle

in The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197519646
eISBN:
9780197628751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197519646.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

The turmoil created by the Great Crash unleashed a series of political insurgencies, the cumulative impact of which caused the neoliberal order to come apart. Some sectors of the white working and ... More


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