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Crime policy and informal social control


  • Thanks to Wesley Skogan for helpful suggestions. This essay was supported in part by grants from the Joyce, MacArthur and McCormick foundations to the University of Chicago Crime Lab. All opinions are our own.

Megan Ferrier, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, 2040 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL, 60208–4100 (e-mail: