Author

Joseph M. Bessette

Joseph M. Bessette is the Tuohy Professor of Government and Ethics at Claremont McKenna College.

Articles by Joseph M. Bessette

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Jennifer E. Walsh reviews "The City that Became Safe: New York's Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control (Studies in Crime and Public Policy)," by Franklin E. Zimring, and "The Collapse of American Criminal Justice," by William J. Stuntz
Science and Faith

Science and Faith

As a scientific theory, Darwinism must be made susceptible to scientific refutation.
Is God in the Details?

Is God in the Details?

A review of Modern Physics and Ancient Faith, by Stephen M. Barr; The Design Revolution: Answering the Toughest Questions about Intelligent Design, by William A. Dembski; By Design: Science and the Search for God, by Larry Witham;
Disarming America

Disarming America

By rights, Lott's new book ought to have a powerful effect on the gun control debate in the country.
Shameless Injustice

Shameless Injustice

The death penalty rests on a moral judgment about good and evil, responsibility and blame.
A Plea for Pandering

A Plea for Pandering

The paradox is that as American politicians and professional pollsters have formed an ever tighter union, American government has become less and less responsive to public preferences.
Free 2020 Spring Issue

With so many here and around the world still confined to quarters, the CRB editors have decided to brighten your detention by making our new Spring issue available free to readers everywhere. No masks required.