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Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts
Author: Peter Andreas

ISBN: 9780801476181
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 16 May 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9
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"Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts is terrific. It demonstrates that quantitative misrepresentation is not an idiosyncratic problem but one that is widespread and often detrimental. The authors make sense of the numbers that are thrown around so liberally by interested parties and which so often influence or even determine important and costly public policies."---John Mueller, Ohio State University

"Statistics can be like sausages: the more you know about how they're produced, the less appetizing they seem. Each essay in this excellent collection explores how political considerations rework best guesses and stab-in-the-dark estimates into `hard numbers' that, in turn, are used to justify international policies on human trafficking, illicit drugs, and warfare, Readers risk losing their complacent confidence in `what the data show.'"---Joel Best, University of Delaware, author of Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data

"This is a terrific, innovative, and coherent volume that combines the insights of The Wire with outstanding recent scholarship. Puncturing many myths-sometimes uncomfortably so-chapt...

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