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Crime and the Economy / Edition 1
     

Crime and the Economy / Edition 1

by Richard Rosenfeld, Steven F. Messner
 

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ISBN-10: 1848607172

ISBN-13: 9781848607170

Pub. Date: 04/30/2013

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In the current economic climate, this book could not be more timely. One of the world's leading experts explores the connections between crime and economic conditions, linking the formal economy to the operation of illegal markets and both, in turn, to changes in the forms and levels of crime over time.

The book offers a readable, interesting and accessible

Overview

In the current economic climate, this book could not be more timely. One of the world's leading experts explores the connections between crime and economic conditions, linking the formal economy to the operation of illegal markets and both, in turn, to changes in the forms and levels of crime over time.

The book offers a readable, interesting and accessible analysis, covering a range of theoretical and empirical approaches. It addresses a range of different criminal activities, including:

" violent crime

" burglary

" drug crime

" white collar crime

" organised crime

" fraud

" corporate crime

Crime and the Economy is written in plain English, technical terms (when used) are be explained clearly, examples punctuate the discussion, and visual material is used throughout to explain the topics under discussion. It is essential reading for undergraduates and graduates in criminology and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848607170
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Compact Criminology Series
Pages:
141
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Through the Looking Glass: The Complex Relationship between Crime and the Economy
The Theoretical Toolkit of Contemporary Criminology
Bringing in Institutions: Markets, Morality and Crime
Understanding the Economic Context of Crime in Capitalist Societies
Implications for Policy and Social Change

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