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Book Review: Controlling Crime

Book Review: Controlling Crime 92 BOOK REVIEWS (1993) 26 ANZJ Crim a lower use of incarceration. Above all, Wilkins makes a plea for officials to stop endorsing popular myths, 'particularly the myth that more punishment means less crime'. This volume should be warmly welcomed by all who are concerned with the philosophical basis of criminal justice processes, particularly those who study and teach criminology or criminal justice at the graduate level. This is the type of book that should be discussed and dissected in detail, but at an Australian price of $79.50 it is highly unlikely to become prescribed reading for students. Unfortunately, the reality of market forces will almost certainly mean that this product will not reach a significant element of the market for which it was designed. Canberra DAVID BILES A Life of Crime, Paul Wilson, Scribe Publications, Australia (1990) $15.95. Paul Wilson has once again penned a very readable engaging book. It is an unusual book, although possibly not for Paul Wilson! As the cover note claims 'it is the subtle blending of personal narrative and public philosophy which gives this work a special character'. It reveals the personal and at times painful experiences which have helped shape the public http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology SAGE

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
©The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology and Authors, 1992
ISSN
0004-8658
eISSN
1837-9273
DOI
10.1177/000486589302600111
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92 BOOK REVIEWS (1993) 26 ANZJ Crim a lower use of incarceration. Above all, Wilkins makes a plea for officials to stop endorsing popular myths, 'particularly the myth that more punishment means less crime'. This volume should be warmly welcomed by all who are concerned with the philosophical basis of criminal justice processes, particularly those who study and teach criminology or criminal justice at the graduate level. This is the type of book that should be discussed and dissected in detail, but at an Australian price of $79.50 it is highly unlikely to become prescribed reading for students. Unfortunately, the reality of market forces will almost certainly mean that this product will not reach a significant element of the market for which it was designed. Canberra DAVID BILES A Life of Crime, Paul Wilson, Scribe Publications, Australia (1990) $15.95. Paul Wilson has once again penned a very readable engaging book. It is an unusual book, although possibly not for Paul Wilson! As the cover note claims 'it is the subtle blending of personal narrative and public philosophy which gives this work a special character'. It reveals the personal and at times painful experiences which have helped shape the public

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Australian & New Zealand Journal of CriminologySAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1993

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