Crime and Risk


Pat O'Malley

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    Other Compact Criminology titles include:

    Comparing Criminal Justice by David Nelken

    Crime and Risk by Pat O'Malley

    Crime and Terrorism by Peter Grabosky and Michael Stohl

    Experimental Criminology by Lawrence Sherman

    Compact Criminology International Advisory Board:

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    Peter Grabosky, Australian National University

    Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto

    John Laub, University of Maryland

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    I would like to thank the editors of this series, Nicole Rafter and Paul Rock, for their positive, insightful and exceptionally prompt comments on various drafts of this book. Caroline Porter of Sage Publications was a pleasure to work with and unfailingly supportive. Parts of the final chapter draw from an earlier paper ‘Experiments in risk and criminal justice’ published in Theoretical Criminology 12(4). I would like to thank the editors and Sage Publications as publishers of this journal for allowing me this licence.

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