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Crime and the American Dream (The Wadsworth Series in Criminological Theory)

by Steven F. Messner, Richard Rosenfeld

ISBN 0534562779 / 9780534562779 / 0-534-56277-9
Publisher Wadsworth Publishing
Language English
Edition Softcover
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The foundation of this book is institutional anomie theory, an offshoot of strain theory. It explores why America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributes to the country's high rates of violent crime. [via]