Crime and the American Dream
How has America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributed to the it's high rate of violent crime? CRIME AND THE AMERICAN DREAM is an easy-to-understand book that offers clear coveral of criminological theory, using institutional anomie theory as a foundation.
Paperback, 150 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
(first published 1993)
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Nov 10, 2008 David rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: anyone who wants to understand crime in america
Crime and the American dream changed the way that I view crime entirely. Crime was not one of my interests and I mostly ignored the subject. This book put crime into a framework that could be easily understood. It also made it easy to relate the subject to many other social and political conditions we face in America as Americans.