Crime and the American Dream

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Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1997 - Anomy - 124 pages
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Using the basic ideas, insights, and conceptual tools of sociology, Steven Messner and Richard Rosenfeld present a provocative introduction to alternative ways of thinking about crime. They provide both a comprehensive analysis of the Anomie tradition as well as other existing theories while offering a theoretical perspective to explain the exceptionally high levels of serious crime in the United States. They integrate empirical and quantitative data with ethnographic and qualitative data to provide a succinct discussion of crime and the American dream which should prove both accessible and interesting to students.

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Fascinating analysis of American culture and how it is really "organized for crime." Read full review

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Crime and the American dream changed the way that I view crime entirely. Crime was not one of my interests and I mostly ignored the subject. This book put crime into a framework that could be easily ... Read full review

Contents

A SOCIETY ORGANIZED FOR CRIME
1
The Rise Fall and Revival of the Anomie Perspective
11
WhiteCollar Crimes
27
Copyright

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Steven F. Messner is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Richard Rosenfeld is Curators Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He is past president of the American Society of Criminology and his current research focuses on the impact of the economy and policing on crime.

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