Crime and Nature

Crime and Nature

by Marcus Felson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452236384
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 03/13/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 408
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Marcus Felson is the originator of the routine activity approach and of Crime and Everyday Life. He has also authored Crime and Nature, and serves as professor at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He has a B.A. from University of Chicago, an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and has received the 2014 Honoris Causa from the Universidad Miguel Hernandez in Spain. Professor Felson has been given the Ronald Clarke Award by the Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis group, and the Paul Tappan Award of the Western Society of Criminology. He has been a guest lecturer in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, and Switzerland. He has applied routine activity thinking to many topics, including theft, violence, child molestation, white-collar crime, and corruption.

Table of Contents

List of Exhibits
Preface
Acknowledgments
How to Use This Book
Introduction
Crime and Life
Crime Defined
Crime's Stages
Crime Within a System
Crime’s Ecosystem
Crime and Supervision
Crime Settings
Crime Habitats
Crime Niches
Crime Competition
Crime Adaptation
Crime's Relationships
Crime Symbiosis
Crime Mutualism
Crime Parasitism
Passive Assistance
Attack and Defense
Foraging Fundamentals
Foraging and Familiarity
Strategic Foraging
Crime’s First Defenses
The Last Line of Defense
The Street Gang Strategy
Synthesis
Classifying Crime
The Struggle for Existence
Epilogue
Crime Ecology Glossary
Appendix A: Main Points From Crime and Everyday Life
Appendix B: Exhibits
Index
About the Author

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