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Crime Is Not the Problem : Lethal Violence in America

By: Zimring, Franklin E.
Contributor(s): Hawkins, Gordon.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (287 p.).ISBN: 9780198027096.Subject(s): Violence | Violent crimes | Violent crimes - United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Crime Is Not the Problem : Lethal Violence in AmericaDDC classification: 364.1 | 364.150973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I: The American Difference; 1. What Americans Fear; 2. Violence and the Growth of Crime: Some Lessons from Recent History; 3. Transnational Patterns; 4. American Lethal Violence: A Profile; 5. New Perspectives on African-American Violence; II: Correlates and Causes; 6. On Causes and Prevention; 7. Firearms and Lethal Violence; 8. On Mass Media Effects; 9. Only in America? Illicit Drugs and the Death Rate from Violence; III: Prevention; 10. Lethal Violence and the Criminal Law; 11. Strategies of Prevention
Appendix 1. Explaining Distributions of Violence versus Levels of ViolenceAppendix 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; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary: This text has three aims: the first is to show that what separates the USA from other countries is not crime rates but lethal violence. Secondly, the book seeks to clarify the causes of violence by looking at the proximate causes of violence. The last section concerns the prevention of violence.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I: The American Difference; 1. What Americans Fear; 2. Violence and the Growth of Crime: Some Lessons from Recent History; 3. Transnational Patterns; 4. American Lethal Violence: A Profile; 5. New Perspectives on African-American Violence; II: Correlates and Causes; 6. On Causes and Prevention; 7. Firearms and Lethal Violence; 8. On Mass Media Effects; 9. Only in America? Illicit Drugs and the Death Rate from Violence; III: Prevention; 10. Lethal Violence and the Criminal Law; 11. Strategies of Prevention

Appendix 1. Explaining Distributions of Violence versus Levels of ViolenceAppendix 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; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W

This text has three aims: the first is to show that what separates the USA from other countries is not crime rates but lethal violence. Secondly, the book seeks to clarify the causes of violence by looking at the proximate causes of violence. The last section concerns the prevention of violence.

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Franklin E. Zimring is the William F. Simon Professor of Law and Director of the Earl Warren Legal Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. Gordon Hawkins is Senior Fellow at the Earl Warren Legal Institute at the University of California at Berkeley.

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