Crime and the American Dream / Edition 4

Crime and the American Dream / Edition 4

by Steven F. Messner, Richard Rosenfeld
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534619584

ISBN-13: 9780534619589

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The foundation of this book is institutional anomie theory, an offshoot of strain theory. It explores why America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributes to the country's high rates of violent crime.

Overview

The foundation of this book is institutional anomie theory, an offshoot of strain theory. It explores why America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributes to the country's high rates of violent crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534619589
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Series:
The Wadsworth Series in Criminological Theory
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE. 1. A Society Organized for Crime. 2. By Any Means Necessary: Serious Crime in America. 3. Ships in the Night: Theoretical Perspectives in Contemporary Criminology. 4. Culture, Institutional Structure, and Social Control: A Sociological Explanation of Crime. 5. Strengthening Social Institutions and Rethinking the American Dream. REFERENCES. INDEX.

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