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Crime and everyday life

Author: Marcus Felson
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Felson
ISBN: 0761987614 9780761987611
OCLC Number: 924860035
Description: x, 211 s
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Ten Fallacies About Crime The Dramatic Fallacy The Cops-and-Courts Fallacy The Not-Me Fallacy The Innocent-Youth Fallacy The Ingenuity Fallacy The Organized-Crime Fallacy The Juvenile-Gang Fallacy The Welfare-State Fallacy The Agenda Fallacy The Whatever-You-Think Fallacy Conclusion Main Points Projects and Challenges2. Chemistry for Crime The Setting The Elements of a Criminal Act Calming the Waters and Looking After Places Hot Products Craving Violent Targets The General Chemistry of Crime Conclusion Main Points Projects and Challenges3. Crime Decisions The Decision to Commit a Crime How Offender Decisions Respond to Control Making Sense of Crimes That Seem Irrational Social Roles, Ties, and Crime Conclusion Main Points Projects and Challenges4. 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 Five Stages Population Density, Shifts, and Crime Patterns Concentrated Advantage for Committing Crime Conclusion Main Points Projects and Challenges5. Marketing Stolen Goods The Thief and the Public Inviting People to Steal More It's Easier to Sell Stolen Goods to the Poor Conclusion Main Points Projects and Challenges6. Crime, Growth, and Youth Activities Youth and Conventional Roles in the Past The Changing Position of Youth Adolescent Circulation and Crime Involvement Schools and Crime The Central Role of School Size Parental Trials and Errors Conclusion Main Points Projects and Challenges7. White-Collar Crime What White-Collar Crime Really Is How Specialized Access Permits Crime How to Prevent Crimes of Specialized Access Conclusion Main Points Projects and Challenges8. One Crime Feeds Another The Interplay of Illegal Markets The Offender's Slippery Slope Victimization Spawns More Crime Quick Links Among Offenses Crime Links in Local Settings The System Dynamics of Crime Conclusion Main Points Projects and Challenges9. Local Design Against Crime Important Ideas for Designing Out Crime Environmental Criminology: A Larger Field Residential Crime Prevention Other Methods for Designing Out Crime Conclusion Main Points Projects and Challenges10. Situational Crime Prevention Situational Prevention and Crime Science Preventing Property Crime Preventing Violent Crime Preventing Drunk Driving Preventing Fraud Preventing Repeat Victimization Conclusion Main Points Projects and Challenges11. Crime Science and Everyday Life A Tangible Theory of Crime Criminology in Transition The Challenge of Crime Science Many Ways to Learn About Crime ConclusionAppendixReferencesIndex
Responsibility: by Marcus Felson.


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