Book Search:  


Google full text of our books:


Who Are the Criminals?
The Politics of Crime Policy from the Age of Roosevelt to the Age of Reagan
John Hagan
With a new afterword by the author

Book Description | Table of Contents
Chapter 1 [in PDF format]


"This critically important book offers an incisive analysis of the links between the increase in incarceration for street crime in the last several decades and deregulation of the business suites. It is simultaneously a scholarly tour de force and a sweeping indictment of the political uses of crime."--Kitty Calavita, University of California, Irvine

"John Hagan shows that the stories of street crime and white-collar crime are not separate, but interwoven. He also closely ties together the histories of politics, policymaking, criminal justice practice, and criminological thought. This book could only have been written by someone with the expertise that Hagan has amassed over many decades of intense and extremely productive research. This is a significant contribution indeed."--Joachim J. Savelsberg, University of Minnesota

"This is an important and in many respects brilliant book. The analyses of criminology in the ages of Roosevelt and Reagan are masterful. At its most ambitious, the book aspires to frame a new kind of criminology that breaks with the belief that government stands between society and the dangerous. This is an exciting vision."--Jonathan Simon, University of California, Berkeley

Return to Book Description

File created: 4/18/2014

Questions and comments to:
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
For Reviewers
Class Use
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
PUP Home

Bookmark and Share