Books by Elliott Currie

Elliott Currie is the author of Confronting Crime, Reckoning, and Crime and Punishment in America. An internationally recognized authority on youth and crime, he is a professor of criminology, law, and society at the University of California, Irvine.

Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Tosses a daunting challenge to educators, social workers, and policy shapers."
Harsh criticism of middle-class American culture, one pervaded by a new form of social Darwinism that places its youth at increasingly high risk for the ills long associated with disadvantaged adolescents. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Much fretting—but not much in the way of new solutions."
Another entry in the recent wave of drug-policy books by academics. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Must reading for every politician, teacher, social worker, or social scientist who needs a refresher course on real life."
A powerful collection of conversations between Currie (Sociology and Criminology/UCLA at Berkeley; Confronting Crime, 1985) and teenagers spending time in one of California's juvenile- detention halls. Read full book review >