Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Erik D. Fritsvold, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Sociology at USD, reports that Alex Stevens from the University of Kent, UK, gave a very favorable review of Dorm Room Dealers [A. Rafik Mohamed and Erik D. Fritsvold, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010, 197pp., ISBN: 978-1-58826-816-7 (pb)]. Quoting Stevens' closing comment: "The book provides an excellent and important account of how the ‘cream of American youth’ are still protected from the legal consequences of their criminal actions." [Stevens Book Review, Drugs: education, prevention and policy, Early Online: 1, Copyright ! 2013 Informa UK Ltd., ISSN: 0968-7637 print/1465-3370 online DOI: 10.3109/09687637.2012.755873. [ View full review (pdf) ]
Fritsvold also reports that the new 10th edition of Jeffrey Reiman’s and Paul Leighton's very influential book, The Rich Get Richer & the Poor Get Prison [Pearson, 10 edition (October 14, 2012), ISBN-10: 0205137725, ISBN-13: 978-0205137725, paperback, 304 pages] has two full paragraphs (pp. 127, 136) discussing Dorm Room Dealers.