Crime and the American Dream
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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A SOCIETY ORGANIZED FOR CRIME
The Rise Fall and Revival of the Anomie Perspective
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achievement African-Americans American culture American Dream American society AmeriCorps analysis anomic anomie perspective anomie theory basic capitalist Chapter cities committed crime control crime in America crime rates criminal behavior criminal violence criminology cultural and social cultural deviance cultural ethos decommodification delinquency deviance differences discussion distinctive dominant drug Durkheim economic Edwin Sutherland Emile Durkheim explanation of crime Figure firearm functions goals high levels homicide rates important individual inner-city institutional balance institutional structure intermediate sanctions James Truslow Adams Kornhauser levels of crime liberal litde macrolevel males Merton Michael Milken Milken monetary success nations neighborhood noneconomic norms offending opportunities percent political population prison rates of serious relationship reported Richard Cloward robbery roles Rosenfeld serious crime social control social disorganization social institutions social organization social structure sociological sociological paradigm strain theory tion tural unemployment United victimization violent crime white-collar crime