The Resource Crime is not the problem : lethal violence in America, Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins

Crime is not the problem : lethal violence in America, Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins

Label
Crime is not the problem : lethal violence in America
Title
Crime is not the problem
Title remainder
lethal violence in America
Statement of responsibility
Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This text 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
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
364.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6789
LC item number
.Z55 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in crime and public policy
Label
Crime is not the problem : lethal violence in America, Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-259) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The American difference -- Correlates and causes -- Prevention -- Appendix 1. Explaining distributions of violence versus levels of violence -- Appendix 2. Assault in New York City and London -- Appendix 3. Patterns of three violent crimes in the United States -- Appendix 4. Race and lethal violence: a five-city comparison -- Appendix 5. Studies of mass communications and homicide -- Appendix 6. Drugs and homicide in the District of Columbia: a research note -- References -- Index
Control code
ocm71801066
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429404815
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b23625491
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71801066
  • acaebk1280530588

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