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Crime and the American Dream

by Steven F. Messner, Richard Rosenfeld

ISBN 0534201067 / 9780534201067 / 0-534-20106-7
Publisher Wadsworth Pub Co
Language English
Edition Softcover
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Using the basic ideas, insights, and conceptual tools of sociology, Steven Messner and Richard Rosenfeld present a provocative introduction to alternative ways of thinking about crime. They provide both a comprehensive analysis of the Anomie tradition as well as other existing theories while offering a 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 succinct discussion of crime and the American dream which should prove both accessible and interesting to students. [via]