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Crime and the American Dream

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780534562779

ISBN10:
0534562779
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/5/2000
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

PREFACE. 1. A Society Organized for Crime. 2. By Any Means Necessary: Serious Crime in America. 3. Ships in the Night: Theoretical Perspectives in Contemporary Criminology. 4. Culture, Institutional Structure, and Social Control: A Sociological Explanation of Crime. 5. Strengthening Social Institutions and Rethinking the American Dream. REFERENCES. INDEX.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Acknowledgments xiii
A Society Organized for Crime
1(89)
Crime and Responses to Crime in America
2(3)
The Nature and Level of Criminal Violence
3(1)
Fear of Crime
4(1)
Crime Control
4(1)
The Virtues and Vices of the American Dream
5(5)
Evolution of the Concept of the American Dream
6(1)
The Dark Side of the American Dream
7(1)
Monetary Success and Noneconomic Roles
7(1)
Universalism and Economic Inequality
8(2)
The Rise, Fall, and Revival of the Anomie Perspective
10(6)
Core Ideas, Assumptions, and Propositions
10(1)
The ``Golden Age'' of Anomie Theory
11(1)
Decline and Revival
12(1)
Unfinished Business
13(3)
By Any Means Necessary
Serious Crime in America
16(2)
Cross-National Comparisons of Crime
18(8)
Robbery and Homicide Rates in International Context
18(3)
Gun-Related Crime
21(2)
Has It Always Been This Way?
23(2)
Race and Criminal Violence
25(1)
White-Collar Crimes
26(2)
Serious Crime and the Quality of Life
28(9)
Taking Precautions by Any Means Necessary
29(1)
Life in a War Zone
30(1)
The Struggle for Institutional Control
31(6)
Ships in the Night
Theoretical Perspectives in Contemporary Criminology
37(1)
The Scope Conditions of Contemporary Criminological Theories
38(6)
Levels of Explanation
38(4)
Serious Crimes
42(2)
The Unfulfilled Promise of the Sociological Paradigm
44(16)
Cultural-Social Learning Explanations of Crime
46(2)
Disorganization-Control Explanations of Crime
48(3)
The Common Origins of Cultural Deviance Theory and Social Disorganization Theory
51(1)
Anomie-Strain Explanations of Crime
52(2)
Criticisms of Anomie Theory
54(6)
Culture, Institutional Structure, and Social Control
A Sociological Explanation of Crime
60(1)
The Value Foundations of the American Dream
61(3)
Achievement
62(1)
Individualism
63(1)
Universalism
63(1)
The ``Fetishism'' of Money
63(1)
The Institutional Structure of American Society
64(12)
The Nature and Functioning of Social Institutions
65(3)
The American Dream and the Institutional Balance of Power
68(2)
Devaluation
70(2)
Accommodation
72(3)
Penetration
75(1)
Social Organization and Crime
76(14)
Anomie and the Weakening of Institutional Control
76(3)
The Social Distribution of Crime: Gender and Race
79(4)
Kids, Drugs, Guns, and Violence
83(7)
Strengthening Social Institutions and Rethinking the American Dream
90(23)
Conventional Strategies for Crime Control
92(9)
The Conservative Camp: The War on Crime
92(1)
Mandatory-Minimum Sentencing and the Drug War
93(1)
The Expansion of Punitive Social Control
94(1)
Unintended Consequences of Expanded Punitive Control
95(1)
The Liberal Camp: The War on Poverty and on Inequality of Opportunity
96(1)
Effects of Liberal Policies on Crime Rates
97(1)
Unintended Consequences of Liberal Reform
98(1)
Beyond Liberalism and Conservatism
99(2)
Crime Reduction through Social Reorganization
101(7)
Institutional Reform
101(1)
The Family and Schools
101(3)
The Polity
104(2)
Social Stratification and the Economy
106(2)
The Task of Cultural Regeneration
108(1)
An Intellectual Foundation for Change
109(1)
Toward a Mature Society
110(3)
References 113(13)
Index 126


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