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Jerome Skolnick

Jerome H. Skolnick, a professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, is co-director of the Center for Research in Crime and Justice at New York University's School of Law.

Race and crime commingle dangerously in the American psyche. Now that crime rates are declining, might color-blind justice finally be achievable? Read more

Books

Features

Gut-level intuition is driving the country toward depserate and ineffective measures. Read more

Law and Justice

William Bennett, John DiIulio, and John Walters say it's time liberals faced the hard facts about crime. Maybe they should heed their own advice. Read more

Economic Policy

Getting tough on crime has always been popular. Now there's also big money in it. Crime policy today is a study in irrational passions and rational interests. Read more

Law and Justice

Though hardly a new phenomenon, gangs of poor youth are once again in the news and movies. There is one new factor: the vanishing prospect of industrial jobs that lead out of poverty. Read more

Civil Rights in America