Crime and the American Dream
Intended for courses at the sophomore and junior levels called Criminology, Issues in Crime, Crime and Deviance, Crime and Delinquency, Theoretical Criminology, and Social Problems. These courses can be found in both departments of sociology and criminal justice.
Using the basic ideas, insights, and conceptual tools of sociology, Messner and Rosenfeld present a provocative introduction to alternative ways of thinking about crime. They provide both an insightful and comprehensive analysis of the Anomie tradition as well as other existing theories while offering a distinctive 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 clear, succinct and unique discussion of crime and the American dream which is 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 ...
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