Despite its wide usage, the concept of the "crime wave" has rarely
been given explicit and detailed attention by criminologists.
However, an exploration of this term, its various usages and the
social forces which create, maintain and terminate crime waves
facilitates an understanding of a diverse range of issues of
interest to undergraduate audiences. When Crime Waves intends to
focus on the crime wave as a way of organizing and critically
investigating several such issues including: - how and why crime
rates change over time - why some types of crime and not others
come in waves - how the ways in which we count crime document (and
sometimes create) crime waves - the role played by the mass media,
politicians and interest group leaders in the promotion of crime
waves Key Features: The only book to critically examine the
phenomenon of crime waves in an engaging fashion for undergraduate
students. Historical and contemporary examples drawn primarily from
the U.S. International examples will be threaded thoughout the book
for a comparative perspective. Examines the role media and
politicians play in creating the perception that a crime wave has
Sage Publications Ltd
|Country of origin:
Vincent F Sacco
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