James Q. Wilson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


James Q. Wilson

American political scientist

Date of Birth: 27-May-1931

Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, United States

Date of Death: 02-Mar-2012

Profession: political scientist, university teacher, criminologist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About James Q. Wilson

  • James Quinn Wilson (May 27, 1931 – March 2, 2012) was an American conservative academic, political scientist, and an authority on public administration.
  • Most of his career was spent as a professor at UCLA and Harvard University.
  • He was the chairman of the Council of Academic Advisors of the American Enterprise Institute, member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1985–1990), and the President's Council on Bioethics.
  • He was Director of Joint Center for Urban Studies at Harvard-MIT. He was the former president of the American Political Science Association and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society and Human Rights Foundation.
  • He also was a co-author of a leading university textbook, American Government, and wrote many scholarly books and articles, and op-ed essays.
  • He gained national attention for a 1982 article introducing the broken windows theory in The Atlantic.
  • In 2003, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President George W.
  • Bush.

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