Crime and Policing in Rural and Small-Town America / Edition 3

Crime and Policing in Rural and Small-Town America / Edition 3

by Ralph A. Weisheit, David N. Falcone, L. Edward Wells
     
 

ISBN-10: 1577664132

ISBN-13: 9781577664130

Pub. Date: 09/15/2005

Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.

The authors believe that responding to rural crime requires an understanding of the physical and social features of the rural environment, as well as an appreciation of how these features vary among rural areas. This well-documented text promotes the view that rural crime and justice are not subjects of interest to a limited audience; to the contrary, what can be…  See more details below

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The authors believe that responding to rural crime requires an understanding of the physical and social features of the rural environment, as well as an appreciation of how these features vary among rural areas. This well-documented text promotes the view that rural crime and justice are not subjects of interest to a limited audience; to the contrary, what can be learned about the relationship among crime, geography, and culture in the rural setting has implications for crime and justice elsewhere.

This new edition offers both updated statistics and references plus new information on topics not included in the first edition, such as "white trash" and "rednecks," rural prosecutors, crimes related to the environment, the use of deadly force by rural police, the training needs of rural police, and probation in rural areas. Also included are substantially expanded discussions of guns and crime, rural poverty, gangs, violence, arson, small-town municipal police, and rural jails and prisons.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577664130
Publisher:
Waveland Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Why rural matters5
2The rural setting of crime and justice19
3Rural and small-town crime51
4Rural and small-town police115
5Other parts of the system155
6Where do we go from here?177

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