Available in paperback. Westview Press, 1999.
Minimizing Harm: A New Crime Policy for Modern America.
This collection consists of four essays that explore new approaches to combatting crime, and two commentaries on each essay, all written by leading experts in the field. In the principal essays, Franklin Zimring and Gordon Hawkins assess public attitudes toward crime, Peter Greenwood reviews research on the effectiveness of early intervention with crime-prone children, Joan Petersilia discusses alternative sanctions to prison, and Jerome Skolnick analyzes the effect of drug policy on crime. Rubin’s introduction advances the concept of minimizing harm as a general characterization of these approaches.