James Q. Wilson


Born: 5/27/1931 in Denver, Colorado, USA
Died: 3/2/2012
Age: 80
Cause of death: leukemia

Full name: James Quinn Wilson
Noted For: sociologist/criminologist; professor at Harvard (1961-87). Rejected prevailing theories that most/all criminal behavior is the product of societal factors. Wrote Varieties of Police Behavior (1968) and Thinking About Crime (1975).

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