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by Marcus K. Felson,Rachel Boba Santos

Crime and Everyday Life, Fourth Edition, provides an illuminating glimpse into roots of criminal behavior, explaining how crime can touch us all in both small and large ways. This innovative text shows how opportunity is a necessary condition for crime to occur, while exploring realistic ways to reduce or eliminate crime and criminal behavior by removing the opportunity to complete the act. Encouraging students to take a closer look at the true nature of crime and its effects on their lives, author Marcus Felson and new co-author Rachel L. Boba (an expert on crime prevention, crime analysis and mapping, and school safety) maintain the book’s engaging, readable, and informative style, while incorporating the most current research on criminal behavior and routine activity theory. The authors emphasize that routine daily activities set the stage for illegal acts, thus challenging conventional wisdom and offering students a fresh perspective, novel solutions for reducing crime . . . and renewed hope.

New and Proven Features

Includes new coverage of gangs, bar problems, and barhopping; new discussion of the dynamic crime triangle; and expanded coverage of technology, Internet fraud, identity theft, and other Internet pitfallsThe now-famous “fallacies about crime” are reduced to nine and are organized and explained even more clearly than in past editionsOffers updated research on crime as well as new examples of practical application of theory, with the most current crime and victimization statistics throughoutFeatures POP (Problem-Oriented Policing) Center guidelines and citations, including Closing Streets and Alleys to Reduce Crime, Speeding in Residential Areas, Robbery of Convenience Stores, and use of the Situational Crime Prevention Evaluation DatabaseUpdated “Projects and Challenges” at the end of each chapter
Download Crime and Everyday Life epub
ISBN: 1412936330
ISBN13: 978-1412936330
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: True Crime
Author: Marcus K. Felson,Rachel Boba Santos
Language: English
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; Fourth Edition edition (December 2, 2009)
Pages: 264 pages
ePUB size: 1224 kb
FB2 size: 1503 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 396
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This is a must read for anyone interested in or involved with working for the criminal justice system. It uses some of the most recent and best research to make its points. Some of those points are pretty sharp and show why our system needs some serious reform. It is written in a crisp and informative style. I recommend it highly.
I bought this book in the kindle edition.
It's much more expensive than the typical
It's filled with all sorts of wonderful and useful
insights. Highly recommended for anyone
interested in reducing crime. It's also highly realistic because
it eschews the utopian fantasy of eliminating
crime altogether.
An excellent discussion of the causes of crime. It is lucid and compelling in its arguments and data. The thrust is that everyone, to one degree or another, can be temped to commit criminal acts. The author describes the situations which encourage or discourage criminal acts in detail. He does not consider the factors of "culture or race", which are hard to evaluate.
Bought for my daughter.
Very useful and fresh take on crime and how we are all potentially more or less vulnerable depending on what we do and where we do it. Not overly academic and very readable for any adult (or even interested teens).
Global Progression
Great to have the Kindle edition option.
Nice book
Book arrived in very good shape, looked almost new. I have purchased several school books through Amazon, never an issue!