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Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It
  • J. Wilson
  • Economics, Political Science
  • 24 January 1990
Organizations * Armies, Prisons, Schools * Organization Matters Operators * Circumstances * Beliefs * Interests * Culture Managers * Constraints * People * Compliance Executives * Turf * Strategies *Expand
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Varieties of police behavior
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Organizations distribute incentives to individuals in order to induce them to contribute activity. Aspects of organizational behavior and change are explained by exploring the differing consequencesExpand
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Crime and Human Nature
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Varieties of Police Behavior: The Management of Law and Order in Eight Communities
The patrolman has the most difficult, complex, and least understood task in the police department. Much less is known of him than of his better publicized colleague, the detective. In this importantExpand
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The police and neighborhood safety Broken Windows
In the mid-1970s, the state of New Jersey announced a "Safe and Clean Neighborhoods Program," designed to improve the quality of community life in twenty-eight cities. As part of that program, theExpand
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Thinking About Crime
As crime rates inexorably rose during the tumultuous years of the 1970s, disputes over how to handle the violence sweeping the nation quickly escalated. James Q. Wilson redefined the public debate byExpand
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Who really cares : the surprising truth about compassionate conservatism : America's charity divide--who gives, who doesn't, and why it matters
We all know we should give to charity, but who really does? In his controversial study of America's giving habits, Arthur C. Brooks shatters stereotypes about charity in America-including the mythExpand
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The Moral Sense
The central problem for social science is to explain social order. How do people manage to live together? One can discern two ways of answering that question. The first view is normative andExpand
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The effect of the police on crime
The effect of police practices on the rate of robbery in 35 large American cities is estimated by a set of simultaneous equations. The measures of police resources (patrol units on the street) andExpand
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