Crime and the American Dream / Edition 1

Crime and the American Dream / Edition 1

by Steven F. Messner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534201067

ISBN-13: 9780534201067

Pub. Date: 10/28/1993

Publisher: Wadsworth

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:
9780534201067
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
10/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
130

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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