Criminal: The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things by Tom GashCriminal: The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things by Tom Gash

Criminal: The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things

byTom Gash

Paperback | April 25, 2017

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There are two myths about crime. In one, the criminal act is a selfish choice, and tough punishment the only solution. In the other, the system is at fault, and perpetrators will change only when society reforms. Both these narratives are wrong. Interweaving conversations and stories of crime with findings from the latest research, Tom Gash dispels the myths that inform our views of crime, from the widespread misconception that poverty causes crime, to the belief that tough sentencing reduces it. He examines the origins of criminal behaviour, the ebb and flow of crime across the last century, and the effectiveness of various government crack-downs - and in doing so reveals that crime is both less rational and much easier to reduce than many believe. Can we suspend our knee-jerk reactions, let go of cherished myths and embrace the truth about crime?
Tom Gash is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Mannheim School of Criminology at the London School of Economics. A regular contributor to debates on public policy and current affairs, he writes for the Independent, Guardian and Financial Times, and speaks frequently on televisio...
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Title:Criminal: The Truth About Why People Do Bad ThingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.7 × 5.05 × 0.8 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241960436

ISBN - 13:9780241960431

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