Richard Wright

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The Ripple Effects of a Cashless Society

Richard Wright is Professor and Chair of the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and former Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Bibliographies [Criminology] and the British Journal of Sociology. He has been studying active urban street criminals — residential burglars, armed robbers, carjackers, and drug dealers — for over a quarter century.

He is the author or co-author of seven books and many scholarly articles and book chapters, including Armed Robbers in Action and Burglars on the Job, which won the 1994-95 Outstanding Scholarship in Crime and Delinquency Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. He also is co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Fieldwork. Richard has written widely for the popular press.

He has appeared on numerous nationally broadcast TV news programs in the US and Great Britain, and he has been interviewed twice on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.