Talk:James Q. Wilson

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Do we really need a link to the Council of Academic Advisors of the American Enterprise Institute?

It seems to me that this is likely to stay redlined for a very long time. Although the American Enterprise Institute is certainly notable, it doesn't follow that its advisers are separately wiki-notable. Why not just link to the AEI itself?

Who is he?[edit]

The article lists a long list of qualifications but should summarize who James Q. Wilson is in one sentence. E.g. James Q. Wilson is a well known criminologist. Kevinp2 21:22, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Has he ever held a chair in a department of criminology? If not, then it would be better to say that he has done influential research on crime. The first sentence could be a little cleaner, but it's really not that bad, ie. he is a professor of public policy at Pepperdine and professor emritus at UCLA. --Beaker342 00:02, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

quote...[edit]

From this article: "A recent report by the Pew Center on the States asserts that America incarcerates too many people and in the process diverts money from higher education. Wilson notes that the report does not examine whether the slower growth of public spending on higher education than on prisons may be explained by the surge in private support for public universities. And, Wilson dryly adds, the report does not explore 'whether society gets as much from universities as it does from prisons.' A good question, but not one apt to be studied in academia." I found it funny and interesting. This may or may not be appropriate or useful for the article. --Emesee (talk) 19:27, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

Obits[edit]

have a lot of info that could be used to fill out this article. --Javaweb (talk) 07:21, 3 March 2012 (UTC)Javaweb