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Crime and the American Dream

CRIME & THE AMERICAN DREAM

Crime and the American Dream
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5
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2012-06-14
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2013
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Wadsworth Publishing
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How has America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributed to the it's high rate of violent crime? CRIME AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, 5th Edition is an easy-to-understand book that attempts to answer that question using seminal criminological theory.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • 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 Crime.
  • 5. Strengthening Social Institutions and Rethinking the American Dream.
  • References.
  • Index.
How has America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributed to the it's high rate of violent crime? CRIME AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, 5th Edition is an easy-to-understand book that attempts to answer that question using seminal criminological theory.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • 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 Crime.
  • 5. Strengthening Social Institutions and Rethinking the American Dream.
  • References.
  • Index.
How has America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributed to the it's high rate of violent crime? CRIME AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, 5th Edition is an easy-to-understand book that attempts to answer that question using seminal criminological theory.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • 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 Crime.
  • 5. Strengthening Social Institutions and Rethinking the American Dream.
  • References.
  • Index.
How has America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributed to the it's high rate of violent crime? CRIME AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, 5th Edition is an easy-to-understand book that attempts to answer that question using seminal criminological theory.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
  • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
  • 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 Crime.
  • 5. Strengthening Social Institutions and Rethinking the American Dream.
  • References.
  • Index.
  • Product Description
  • How has America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributed to the it's high rate of violent crime? CRIME AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, 5th Edition is an easy-to-understand book that attempts to answer that question using seminal criminological theory.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • 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 Crime.
    • 5. Strengthening Social Institutions and Rethinking the American Dream.
    • References.
    • Index.
  • Features
  • How has America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributed to the it's high rate of violent crime? CRIME AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, 5th Edition is an easy-to-understand book that attempts to answer that question using seminal criminological theory.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • 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 Crime.
    • 5. Strengthening Social Institutions and Rethinking the American Dream.
    • References.
    • Index.
  • About the Author
  • How has America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributed to the it's high rate of violent crime? CRIME AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, 5th Edition is an easy-to-understand book that attempts to answer that question using seminal criminological theory.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • 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 Crime.
    • 5. Strengthening Social Institutions and Rethinking the American Dream.
    • References.
    • Index.
  • Table of Contents
  • How has America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributed to the it's high rate of violent crime? CRIME AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, 5th Edition is an easy-to-understand book that attempts to answer that question using seminal criminological theory.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that students will actually understand.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • The authors have updated statistics, data, and research references to reflect the most current information available.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • Expanded discussion of timely, high-profile topics includes financial scandals such as the recent conviction of Bernie Madoff as well as the changes in U.S. social life instigated by the September 11th terrorist attack.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • The Fifth Edition addresses the recent (post 1990s) decline in crime rates and the current risks of criminal victimization in major U.S. cities.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • This text is a seminal work in criminological theory. Institutional anomie theory, developed by Messner and Rosenfeld and the foundation of this text, is now cited in virtually every current Criminology text.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
    • A very clear and accessible writing style makes this a theory book that you will actually understand.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • Brief and affordable, this text is a great accompaniment to mainstream Criminology texts as well as to other paperbacks used as a collection in Criminological Theory or Social Problems courses.
    • 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 Crime.
    • 5. Strengthening Social Institutions and Rethinking the American Dream.
    • References.
    • Index.
 
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