The Mismeasure of Crime

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Clayton J. Mosher, Terance D. Miethe & Timothy C. Hart

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    All three authors have benefited from the encouragement and ideas of colleagues and teachers too numerous to mention. In particular, we thank James F. Short Jr., one of the pioneers of self-report methodology, who was very supportive of this project and provided reprints of articles and loaned copies of books not available in the library. We also would like to thank several colleagues who have offered suggestions for improvements to the first edition of this book, including Scott Akins, Don Dillman, Taj Mahon-Haft, Alair Maclean, Jennifer Schwartz, Randy Shelden, Chad Smith, Darrell Steffensmeier, and Charles Tittle. We also acknowledge the reviewers of the prospectus for the second edition of the book—Tim Croisdale (Cal State Sacramento), Wayne Gillespie (East Tennessee State University), Wesley Jennings (University of Louisville), Kristen Kuehnle (Salem State College), Charles Loftus (Arizona State University), and Theron Quist (Baldwin-Wallace College).

    Dretha Phillips (co-author of the first edition of the book), Steve Rutter, and Les Kennedy also made valuable contributions.

    Finally, we would like to thank Jerry Westby for his enthusiasm, patience, and sense of humor (and ability to understand, or is it tolerate? ours) and the Sage editorial and production staff (in particular, Nichole O'Grady) for their patience and assistance.

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    About the Authors

    Clayton J. Mosher received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto and is currently an associate professor and associate chair in the Department of Sociology at Washington State University Vancouver. He is the author of several books and articles in the areas of inequality in criminal justice system processing, drugs and drug policies, and the impact of prison construction on employment.

    Terance D. Miethe received his PhD in Sociology from Washington State University and is currently a professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author of several books and research articles in the areas of criminal victimization, theories of crime, and criminal processing.

    Timothy C. Hart received his PhD in Criminology from the University of South Florida and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His areas of interest include survey research, applied statistics, geographic information systems, and victimization. Prior to joining the faculty at UNLV, he worked as a statistician for the Bureau of Justice Statistics and as a program analyst for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He is also the founder and co-editor of Crime Mapping: A Journal of Research and Practice.


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