Crime is Not the Problem (Heftet)

Lethal Violence in America

Serie: Studies in Crime and Public Policy 



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Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1999
Antall sider: 288
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Studies in Crime and Public Policy
ISBN/EAN: 9780195131055
Kategori: Debatt og samfunn
Omtale: Crime is Not the Problem
This book has three main aims: the first is to show that what separates the USA from other countries is not crime rates but lethal violence. Crimes like burglary and theft are a part of modern urban life worldwide; shootings and stabbings are not - they are particularly American. Why is this so? Secondly , the book seeks to clarify the causes of violence by looking at the proximate causes of deadly violence - guns, violence in the media, drugs and the tradition of lethal violence are all examined. The concluding section of the book concerns the prevention of lethal violence as a priority issue. The authors discuss a range of anti-violence alternatives from change in the criminal law to social and physical environmental factors and social values and attitudes.

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