Car crime

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Willan, 2003 - Law - 237 pages
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Crime involving cars - whether involving offenses by drivers or theft of and from cars - represents a substantial proportion of offenses committed and occupies an enormous amount of police time. But it is not always perceived as the serious crime it is: many traffic offenses cause enormous harm in terms of death and injury but are often not regarded seriously by drivers, the criminal justice system and the state. Other than theft of and from cars it is arguable that car crime is socially constructed as "not real crime" or "not even crime." This book, the first to survey the whole area of car crime, considers: car crime as a coherent whole, addressing the concept of car culture; car crime in its various guides in relation to issues such as masculinity, gender, car usage and the environment; the historical roots of legislation concerning crime committed in the car; and current legislation and its effects and implications. The book also addresses issues of crime prevention, and in particu

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Car culture and the construction of car crime
The car in historical context
Not real crime?

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