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Crime and everyday life

Author: Marcus Felson
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Entertainingly written and a model for how theory develops from empirical evidence, the Second Edition of this popular book is the perfect supplementary text for introductory criminology courses. The  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Felson, Marcus, 1947-
Crime and everyday life.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)645853750
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Felson
ISBN: 0803990979 9780803990975
OCLC Number: 38179957
Description: xiv, 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Ten Fallacies About Crime --
1. Dramatic Fallacy --
2. Cops-and-Courts Fallacy --
3. Not-Me Fallacy --
4. Innocent-Youth Fallacy --
5. Ingenuity Fallacy --
6. Organized-Crime Fallacy --
7. Juvenile-Gang Fallacy --
8. Welfare-State Fallacy --
9. Agenda Fallacy --
10. Whatever-You-Think Fallacy --
2. Chemistry for Crime --
Setting --
Elements for a Criminal Act --
Calming the Waters and Looking After Places --
Hot Products --
Craving Violent Targets --
General Chemistry of Crime --
3. Crime Decisions --
Decision to Commit a Crime --
How Offender Decisions Respond to Controls --
Making Sense of Crimes That Seem Irrational --
Social Roles, Ties, and Crime --
4. Bringing Crime to You --
Four Stages in the History of Everyday Life --
Life and Crime in the Convergent City --
Crime and the Divergent Metropolis --
Real Life Outgrows Four Stages --
Population Density, Shifts, and Crime Patterns --
Concentrated Advantage for Committing Crime --
5. Marketing Stolen Goods --
Thief and the Public --
Inviting People to Steal More --
It's Easier to Sell Stolen Goods to the Poor --
6. Crime, Growth, and Youth Activities --
Youth and Conventional Roles in the Past --
Changing Position of Youth --
Adolescent Circulation and Crime Involvement --
Schools and Crime --
Central Role of School Size --
Parental Trials and Errors --
7. "White-Collar" Crime --
What "White-Collar" Crime Really Is --
How Specialized Access Permits Crime --
8. One Crime Feeds Another --
Offender's Slippery Slope --
Interplay of Illegal Markets --
Victimization Spawns More Crime --
Quick Links Among Offenses --
Crime Links in Local Settings --
System Dynamics of Crime --
9. Local Design Against Crime --
Important Ideas for Designing Out Crime --
Environmental Criminology: A Larger Field --
Residential Crime Prevention --
Other Methods for Designing Out Crime --
10. Situational Crime Prevention --
Situational Prevention and Crime Science --
Preventing Property Crime --
Preventing Violent Crime --
Preventing Drunk Driving --
Preventing Fraud --
Preventing Repeat Victimization --
Preventing the Sale of Stolen Goods --
11. Crime Science and Everyday Life --
Tangible Theory of Crime --
Criminology in Transition --
Challenge of Crime Science --
Many Ways to Learn About Crime.
Other Titles: Crime & everyday life
Responsibility: Marcus Felson.
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