Crime and Everyday Life

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Januar 2002



Crime and Everyday Life is written in a clear, concise style and the authors unique approach to crime causation is popular with lecturers and students.

This Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include such new chapters as white-collar crime and the use of technology in crime control.

Felson challenges the conventional wisdom and offers his perspective and solutions to reducing crime through such changes as physical environments and patterns of everyday life.


1. Ten Fallacies About Crime
The Dramatic Fallacy
The Cops-and-Courts Fallacy
The Not-Me Fallacy
The Innocent-Youth Fallacy
The Ingenuity Fallacy
The Organized-Crime Fallacy
The Juvenile-Gang Fallacy
The Welfare-State Fallacy
The Agenda Fallacy
The Whatever-You-Think Fallacy
Main Points
Projects and Challenges
2. Chemistry for Crime
The Setting
The Elements of a Criminal Act
Calming the Waters and Looking After Places
Hot Products
Craving Violent Targets
The General Chemistry of Crime
Main Points
Projects and Challenges
3. Crime Decisions
The Decision to Commit a Crime
How Offender Decisions Respond to Control
Making Sense of Crimes That Seem Irrational
Social Roles, Ties, and Crime
Main Points
Projects and Challenges
4. Bringing Crime to You
Four Stages in the History of Everyday Life
Life and Crime in the Convergent City
Crime and the Divergent Metropolis
Real Life Outgrows Five Stages
Population Density, Shifts, and Crime Patterns
Concentrated Advantage for Committing Crime
Main Points
Projects and Challenges
5. Marketing Stolen Goods
The Thief and the Public
Inviting People to Steal More
It's Easier to Sell Stolen Goods to the Poor
Main Points
Projects and Challenges
6. Crime, Growth, and Youth Activities
Youth and Conventional Roles in the Past
The Changing Position of Youth
Adolescent Circulation and Crime Involvement
Schools and Crime
The Central Role of School Size
Parental Trials and Errors
Main Points
Projects and Challenges
7. White-Collar Crime
What White-Collar Crime Really Is
How Specialized Access Permits Crime
How to Prevent Crimes of Specialized Access
Main Points
Projects and Challenges
8. One Crime Feeds Another
The Interplay of Illegal Markets
The Offender's Slippery Slope
Victimization Spawns More Crime
Quick Links Among Offenses
Crime Links in Local Settings
The System Dynamics of Crime
Main Points
Projects and Challenges
9. Local Design Against Crime
Important Ideas for Designing Out Crime
Environmental Criminology: A Larger Field
Residential Crime Prevention
Other Methods for Designing Out Crime
Main Points
Projects and Challenges
10. Situational Crime Prevention
Situational Prevention and Crime Science
Preventing Property Crime
Preventing Violent Crime
Preventing Drunk Driving
Preventing Fraud
Preventing Repeat Victimization
Main Points
Projects and Challenges
11. Crime Science and Everyday Life
A Tangible Theory of Crime
Criminology in Transition
The Challenge of Crime Science
Many Ways to Learn About Crime


Marcus Felson is the originator of the routine activity approach and of Crime and Everyday Life. He has also authored Crime and Nature, and serves as a professor at Texas State University. . He has a B.A. from University of Chicago, an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and has received the 2014 Honoris Causa from the Universidad Miguel Hernandez in Spain. Professor Felson has been given the Ronald Clarke Award by the Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis group, and the Paul Tappan Award of the Western Society of Criminology. He has been a guest lecturer in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland. He has applied routine activity thinking to many topics, including theft, violence, child molesting, white collar crime, and corruption.


"Crime and Everyday Life is short, easy to read, useful in a classroom setting, well organized, and logical in its presentation. It adds to the literature on criminology and gives validity to routine activities theory as a cogent and up-to-date explanation of crime. Whether fueling wide-ranging discussions on theory building, illustrating the practical application and usefulness of crime theory to everyday life, dispelling myths that limit hypothesizing and obscure fundamental truths about offending, or just offering consumers "a good read", the book speaks definitively to the issue of crime causation."
EAN: 9780761987611
ISBN: 0761987614
Untertitel: Third. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2002
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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