Violent Property Crime

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Federation Press, 1995 - Larceny - 232 pages
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Why do offenders use violence? This is one of the most frequently asked questions and one that is explored directly through an analysis of 123 accounts of violent property crime.This book puts the rise in acquisitive crimes in a social context and asks questions about the needs of young males in Australian society. It also contains an analysis of approaches to crime prevention.Professor Frank Zimring, Director of the Earl Warren Legal Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, says in his foreword to this important study:"The multi-faceted and detailed report is of interest to a general audience for two reasons. It provides information on risks and patterns of crime that hold true for the rest of Australia. It also provides a model of the kind of work that is needed when hard questions must be asked about the nature and cost of crime in a specific setting."
 

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Contents

Violence and Property Crime
11
The Dynamics of VictimOffender Confrontations
23
Background Factors
42
Motives for Violence
59
Trends in Violent Property Crime
74
Violent Property Crime in Western Australia
106
Types of Violent Property Crime
120
Perspectives on Violent Property Crime
135
VictimsPerspectives on Violent Property crime
164
Responding to Violent Property Crime
179
Prevention of Violent Property Crime
195
Appendices
207
References
215
Index
229
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