Get a Job
Labor Markets, Economic Opportunity, and Crime
11 maps, 14 figures, 6 tables
"Crutchfield’s much anticipated Get a Job delivers! In it, he draws from his decades of storied research, together with personal insights, to tease out the complex relationship of the economy and work to crime. This sophisticated yet highly engaging work distills key insights, making sense of seemingly paradoxical historical trends and cross-national comparisons, while carefully embedding the analysis in the intersections of race, class, and gender. Get a Job is an excellent, important, and timely resource."
—Jody Miller, author, Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence
"Get a Job takes a giant step to unravel the modern paradox of declining crime in the midst of deepening fissures in contemporary labor markets. Crutchfield weaves evidence from across the social sciences and the lived experiences of increasingly marginalized workers to advance a theory of persistent crime, stratified labor, and deepening economic inequality in the modern world of transient and futureless jobs. More than a strong read, it sets an agenda for the next generation of research on crime and work in the new Western economies."
—Jeff Fagan, co-editor, The Changing Borders of Juvenile Justice: Waiver of Adolescents to the Criminal Court
“[…] Get a Job offers a detailed discussion of labor-market stratification and crime. Readers will find an unconventional combination of scholarly work and personal voice, with nuanced descriptions of anomalies and discrepancies, and a detailed agenda for future study.”
“Get a Job offers a detailed discussion of labor-market stratification and crime. Readers will find an unconventional combination of scholarly work and personal voice, with nuanced descriptions of anomalies and discrepancies, and a detailed agenda for future study.”
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