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Currie, Elliott

Overview
Works: 30 works in 152 publications in 2 languages and 8,719 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor, Other
Classifications: HN65, 364.973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elliott Currie
Crisis in American institutions by Jerome H Skolnick( Book )

47 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents articles on such social problems as corporate power, economic crisis, sexism, racism, and inequality
Crime and punishment in America by Elliott Currie( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are five times as many American's behind bars today as in 1970...Despite the recent declines in crime rates, we remain by far the most violent industrial society on earth. Though our massive investment in imprisonment has not resulted in an enduring public safety, politicians, policy makers, and the media continue to insist that America's unique problem of violence is the result of a lenient society "soft" on criminals; that incarcerating an ever larger proportion of our population is a 'social program that works' ; and that all other approaches to crime -- from prevention to rehabilitation -- have failed. Now, nationally acclaimed criminologist Elliott Currie dissects these myths in a short, hard-hitting, and accessible book sure to change the terms of the current debate. He also lays out a range of proven alternatives to mass incarceration, which, if we are wise enough to choose them, will finally reverse the tragic legacy of crime and punishment in America." -- Book jacket
Confronting crime : an American challenge by Elliott Currie( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes the social, political, and economic factors behind America's crime problem, challenges conservative views of permissiveness and judicial weakness, and calls for a new approach to solving the crime crisis
Road to whatever : middle-class culture and the crisis of adolescence by Elliott Currie( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Pulitzer Prize finalist, a sharp and compassionate investigation of the root causes of the epidemic of drug abuse, violence, and despair among "mainstream" American teenagers In the past few years, it has become painfully clear that all is not well with the children of middle-class America. Beyond the shootings at Columbine, hardly a day goes by without stories of drug use, binge drinking, fatal accidents, and senseless suicides among middle-class adolescents. But the "why" of these tragedies has eluded us. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed sociologist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elliott Currie rejects such predictable answers as TV violence, permissiveness, and inherent evil. Instead, drawing on years of interviews, he links this crisis to a pervasive "culture of exclusion" that has left young people facing an ever more unforgiving world. Currie describes a society in which severe punishment and "zero tolerance" of adolescent misbehavior have become the norm, where "tough love" and medications have replaced engagement and guidance. Broadening his inquiry, he dissects the changes in middle-class life that have enforced newly rigid divides between winners and losers and imposed an extraordinarily harsh culture-and not just on kids. Vivid, compelling, and deeply empathetic, The Road to Whatever is a profound investigation of what has gone wrong for so many American teenagers and a stark indictment of a society that has lost the will-or the capacity-to care
Reckoning : drugs, the cities, and the American future by Elliott Currie( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dope and trouble : portraits of delinquent youth by Elliott Currie( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with twenty youths between the ages of fourteen and seventeen confined in "The Hall" for their offenses as drug dealers, gang fighters, drug users, and thieves
America's problems : social issues and public policy by Elliott Currie( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of danger : violent crime in global perspective by Elliott Currie( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most striking feature of violent crime around the world is its variability. Some societies are relatively safe and peaceful: in others, violent crime is a pervasive and devastating fact of life. In this book, Elliott Currie explores why some societies around the world are more violent than others. Beginning by defining violent crimes and discussing how they are measured, he then presents a variety of theories on the phenomenon of violent crime, first examining those theories that don't work and then looking at those that do. Currie concludes with a look toward the future of violence in the light of social, economic, and political changes that are transforming global society. Throughout the text, he draws examples from around the world, demonstrating similarities in the roots of violence across countries and across cultures
Social science research and the death penalty in America : an interim report by Hugo Adam Bedau( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What kind of future? : violence and public safety in the year 2000 by Elliott Currie( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is America really winning the war on crime and should Britain follow its example? by Elliott Currie( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CETA : making it work for community-based organizations by Elliott Currie( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing the minds of men : the reformatory movement, 1865-1920 by Elliott Currie( )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of riot commissions 1917-1970 : a collection of official reports and critical essays by Anthony M Platt( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xing tiao qi xia de yin ying : Meiguo de she hui shi wu yu gong gong zheng ce by Elliott Currie( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu cong she hui zhi du he zheng zhi jie gou ru shou, hong guan di fen xi le zai mei guo zheng zhi, jing ji deng ling yu li guang fan cun zai de bu ping deng xian xiang, bing zhe zhong fen xi le yi xie ren men pu tong guan zhu de jia ting, gong zuo, jian kang, huan jing, guo fang kai zhi yu guo min jing ji de guan xi deng ju ti de zhong da she hui wen ti
Qualitative explorations of adolescents in treatment : and selected papers( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NACRO 30th Anniversary Lecture : Is America really winning the war on crime and should Britain follow its example? by Elliott Currie( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cram 101 textbook outlines to accompany, Crisis in American institutions, Jerome H. Skolnick, Elliott Currie, 12th edition( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructor's resource CD-ROM to accompany Financial accounting, Canadian edition, by Libby, Libby, Short, Kanaan, Gowing( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximum security university : a documentary history of death and cover-up at America's most violent prison( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Crime and punishment in America
Languages
English (136)

Chinese (4)

Covers
Crime and punishment in AmericaRoad to whatever : middle-class culture and the crisis of adolescenceReckoning : drugs, the cities, and the American futureAmerica's problems : social issues and public policyThe roots of danger : violent crime in global perspectiveCram 101 textbook outlines to accompany, Crisis in American institutions, Jerome H. Skolnick, Elliott Currie, 12th edition