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James Q. Wilson

James Q. WilsonAKA James Quinn Wilson

Born: 27-May-1931
Birthplace: Denver, CO
Died: 2-Mar-2012
Location of death: Boston, MA [1]
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scholar

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Moral Sense

Military service: US Navy (1952-55)


[1] Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA.

Wife: Roberta Evans (two children)

    University: AB, University of Redlands (1952)
    University: MA, University of Chicago (1957)
    University: PhD, University of Chicago (1959)
    Professor: Government, Harvard University (1961-87)
    Professor: Management and Public Policy, University of California at Los Angeles (1985-97)
    Professor: Public Policy, Pepperdine University (1997-)

    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1985-90)
    Member of the Board of State Farm Insurance
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Enterprise Institute Council of Academic Advisors
    American Philosophical Society
    American Political Science Association President (1991-92)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    National Marriage Project National Research Board
    RAND Corporation Trustee
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003

Author of books:
Varieties of Police Behavior (1968)
The Great Core Curriculum Debate: Education as a Mirror of Culture (1979)
Thinking About Crime (1983)
Crime and Human Nature (1985, with Richard J. Herrnstein)
Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It (1989)
On Character: Essays (1991)
The Moral Sense (1993)
Political Organizations (1995)
Moral Judgment (1997)
The Marriage Problem: How Our Culture Has Weakened Families (2002)


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