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The Great American Crime Decline.

By: Zimring, Franklin E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Studies in Crime and Public Policy: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2006Description: 1 online resource (273 p.).ISBN: 9780195346190.Subject(s): CrimeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Great American Crime DeclineDDC classification: 364.97309049 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Part I: What Happened in the 1990s?; 1 The Size and Character of the Crime Decline; 2 The Environment for Optimism: Crime Trends and Attitudes about the Effectiveness of Crime Policies; Part II: The Search for Causes; 3 The Usual Suspects: Imprisonment, Demography, and the Economy; 4 Progeny of the 1990s: Three New Explanations of Decline; Part III: Two New Perspectives; 5 Which Twin Has the Toni? Some Statistical Lessons from Canada; 6 New York City's Natural Experiment; Part IV: Twenty-First Century Lessons; 7 What Happens Next?; 8 Seven Lessons from the 1990s
Appendix 1 Crime and Abortion Policy in Europe, Canada, and AustraliaAppendix 2 Supplementary Statistics on Crime Trends in Canada during the 1990s; Appendix 3 Trends for the City of New York and the United States during the 1990s; Appendix 4 Measuring the Extent of Decline in Selected High-Decline Cities; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary: Part I What Happened in the 1990s?. 1. The Size and Character of the Crime Decline. 2. The Environment for Optimism: Crime Trends and Attitudes about the Effectiveness of Crime Policies. Part II The Search for Causes. 3. The Usual Suspects: Imprisonment, Demography, and the Economy. 4. Progeny of the 1990s: Three New Explanations of Decline. Part III Two New Perspectives. 5. Which Twin Has the Toni? Some Statistical Lessons from Canada. 6. New York City's Natural Experiment. Part IV Twenty-First Century Lessons. 7. What Happens Next?. 8. Seven Lessons from the 1990s. Appendix 1: Crime and Abor
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Contents; Part I: What Happened in the 1990s?; 1 The Size and Character of the Crime Decline; 2 The Environment for Optimism: Crime Trends and Attitudes about the Effectiveness of Crime Policies; Part II: The Search for Causes; 3 The Usual Suspects: Imprisonment, Demography, and the Economy; 4 Progeny of the 1990s: Three New Explanations of Decline; Part III: Two New Perspectives; 5 Which Twin Has the Toni? Some Statistical Lessons from Canada; 6 New York City's Natural Experiment; Part IV: Twenty-First Century Lessons; 7 What Happens Next?; 8 Seven Lessons from the 1990s

Appendix 1 Crime and Abortion Policy in Europe, Canada, and AustraliaAppendix 2 Supplementary Statistics on Crime Trends in Canada during the 1990s; Appendix 3 Trends for the City of New York and the United States during the 1990s; Appendix 4 Measuring the Extent of Decline in Selected High-Decline Cities; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

Part I What Happened in the 1990s?. 1. The Size and Character of the Crime Decline. 2. The Environment for Optimism: Crime Trends and Attitudes about the Effectiveness of Crime Policies. Part II The Search for Causes. 3. The Usual Suspects: Imprisonment, Demography, and the Economy. 4. Progeny of the 1990s: Three New Explanations of Decline. Part III Two New Perspectives. 5. Which Twin Has the Toni? Some Statistical Lessons from Canada. 6. New York City's Natural Experiment. Part IV Twenty-First Century Lessons. 7. What Happens Next?. 8. Seven Lessons from the 1990s. Appendix 1: Crime and Abor

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The dramatic decline in conventional crime during the 1990s has been widely celebrated, and had not been widely anticipated. Prominent criminologist Zimring (law, Berkeley) explores in depth the specific nature of the decline and the credibility of the various factors and policies to which it has been attributed. The first two chapters identify the parameters of the crime decline and the environment in which it occurred. The two chapters in part 2 examine the various causes and explanations for this decline. The third part looks at the special cases of Canada and New York City. The fourth and final part includes two chapters on likely future directions, and lessons from the experience of the 1990s. To his credit, Zimring disavows simplistic, one-dimensional answers. A complex of factors was involved in the crime decline, and available data cannot fully explain it. A basic limitation of this study is that the author adopts the conventional conception of crime, and says nothing whatsoever about white collar crime. This book, which includes several appendixes, compares most closely with Alfred Blumstein and Joel Wallman, eds., The Crime Drop in America (2000). Summing Up: Recommended. Most levels/libraries. D. O. Friedrichs University of Scranton

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