Jesilow, Paul (1950–)

PAUL D. JESILOW WAS ONE of the first criminologists to systematically and rigorously explore the nature, causes, and consequences of fraud in the auto repair industry. Along with his colleagues at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Jesilow also generated a great deal of research on the kinds of crimes committed in the healthcare field.

Jesilow did his undergraduate work in sociology and political science in the school of social sciences at UCI. His graduate work was done in the social ecology program at UCI, where he received his Ph.D. in 1982. While engaged in coursework, he also worked in a juvenile correction facility and in an educational opportunity program at UCI. His dissertation involved an examination of fraud in the automobile repair industry.

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