Sacco/Kennedy is a concise, economical text that offers a unifying element to aid student understanding of the material presented. The organizing tool ("the criminal event") presents crime as consisting of many facets, and it shows the relationships between the various facets of crime. With an emphasis on spatial analysis, the authors examine crime from all sides, what motivates people to commit crime, who suffers and how, and how society should respond.
Vincent Sacco is a Professor of Sociology at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario. After receiving his BA (from MacMaster University), MA (from the University of Western Ontario) and PhD (from the University of Alberta), he taught at a number of Canadian universities before coming to Queen's in 1984. He has written extensively on the causes and consequences of criminal victimization and on the relationship between crime and popular culture.
1. The Criminal Event. 2. The Main Actors in the Criminal Event. 3. The Social Context of Criminal Events. 4. The Family and Household. 5. Work. 6. Leisure. 7. Applying Criminal Event Analysis. References.