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The great American crime decline

Author: Franklin E Zimring
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Studies in crime and public policy
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin E Zimring
ISBN: 9780195181159 0195181158 9780195378986 0195378989
OCLC Number: 786172584
Description: xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. What happened in the 1990s? 1. The size and character of the crime decline --
2. The environment for optimism : crime trends and attitudes about the effectiveness of crime policies --
II. The search for causes. 3. The usual suspects : imprisonment, demography, and the economy --
4. Progeny of the 1990s : three new explanations of decline --
III. Two new perspectives. 5. Which twin had the Toni? Some statistical lessons from Canada --
6. New York City's natural experiment --
IV. Twenty-first century lessons. 7. What happens next? --
8. Seven lessons from the 1990s --
Appendix 1. Crime and abortion policy in Europe, Canada, and Australia --
Appendix 2. Supplementary statistics on crime trends in Canada during the 1990s --
Appendix 3. Trends for the City of New York and the United States during the 1990s --
Appendix 4. Measuring the extent of decline in selected high-decline cities.
Series Title: Studies in crime and public policy
Responsibility: by Franklin E. Zimring.

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To his credit, Zimring disavows simplistic, one-dimensional answers....Recommended. * CHOICE * The Great American Crime Decline poses a vigorous and thoughtful challenge to existing theories and Read more...

 
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