Crime and the American Dream

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Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2001 - Social Science - 130 pages
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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 is an easy-to-understand book that offers clear coveral of criminological theory, using institutional anomie theory as a foundation.

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Contents

A SOCIETY ORGANIZED FOR CRIME
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The Rise Fall and Revival of the Anomie Perspective
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BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
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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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