Crime and Everyday Life / Edition 4

Crime and Everyday Life / Edition 4

by Marcus K. Felson, Rachel Boba Santos
     
 

Crime and Everyday Life, Fourth Edition, provides an illuminating glimpse into roots of criminal behavior, explaining how crime can touch us all in both small and large ways. This innovative text shows how opportunity is a necessary condition for crime to occur, while exploring realistic ways to reduce or eliminate crime and criminal behavior by removing the

See more details below

Overview

Crime and Everyday Life, Fourth Edition, provides an illuminating glimpse into roots of criminal behavior, explaining how crime can touch us all in both small and large ways. This innovative text shows how opportunity is a necessary condition for crime to occur, while exploring realistic ways to reduce or eliminate crime and criminal behavior by removing the opportunity to complete the act. Encouraging students to take a closer look at the true nature of crime and its effects on their lives, author Marcus Felson and new co-author Rachel L. Boba (an expert on crime prevention, crime analysis and mapping, and school safety) maintain the book’s engaging, readable, and informative style, while incorporating the most current research on criminal behavior and routine activity theory. The authors emphasize that routine daily activities set the stage for illegal acts, thus challenging conventional wisdom and offering students a fresh perspective, novel solutions for reducing crime . . . and renewed hope.

New and Proven Features

  • Includes new coverage of gangs, bar problems, and barhopping; new discussion of the dynamic crime triangle; and expanded coverage of technology, Internet fraud, identity theft, and other Internet pitfalls
  • The now-famous “fallacies about crime” are reduced to nine and are organized and explained even more clearly than in past editions
  • Offers updated research on crime as well as new examples of practical application of theory, with the most current crime and victimization statistics throughout
  • Features POP (Problem-Oriented Policing) Center guidelines and citations, including Closing Streets and Alleys to Reduce Crime, Speeding in Residential Areas, Robbery of Convenience Stores, and use of the Situational Crime Prevention Evaluation Database
  • Updated “Projects and Challenges” at the end of each chapter

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412936330
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
653,392
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface of the Fourth Edition
Acknowledgements
CHAPTER ONE: Nine Fallacies about Crime
CHAPTER TWO: Chemistry for Crime
CHAPTER THREE: Crime Decisions
CHAPTER FOUR: Bringing Crime to You
CHAPTER FIVE: Marketing Stolen Goods
CHAPTER SIX: Crime, Growth, and Youth Activities
CHAPTER SEVEN: "White-Collar" Crime
CHAPTER EIGHT: One Crime Leads to Another
CHAPTER NINE: Local Design Against Crime
CHAPTER TEN: Situational Crime Prevention
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Everyday Technology and Everyday Crime
References
Index
About the Authors

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >