Joel Best

Joel Best is a professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware. Best's research focuses on understanding how and why we become concerned with particular issues at particular moments in time. He's written about the ways bad statistics creep into public debates and about dubious fears, such as the mistaken belief that poisoned Halloween candy poses a serious threat to our kids. His books include Damned Lies and Statistics , Kids Gone Wild , The Student Loan Mess and...See more