Crime is Not the Problem

Crime is Not the Problem : Lethal Violence in America

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This work has three main aims: the first is to show that what separates the USA from other countries is not crime rates but lethal violence. Crimes like burglary and theft are a part of modern urban life worldwide, whereas shootings and stabbings are not - they are particularly American. Why is this so? Secondly, the book seeks to clarify the causes of violence by looking at the proximate causes of deadly violence - guns, violence in the media, drugs and the tradition of lethal violence are all examined. The concluding section of the book concerns the prevention of lethal violence as a priority issue. The authors discuss a range of anti-violence alternatives from change in the criminal law to social, physical, and environmental factors and social values and attitudes.
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  • Hardback | 285 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 461 illustrations, bibliography
  • 019511065X
  • 9780195110654

About Franklin E. Zimring

About the Authors: Franklin E. Zimring is the William F. Simon Professor of Law and Director of the Earl Warren Legal Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. Gordon Hawkins is Senior Fellow at the Earl Warren Legal Institute at the University of California at Berkeley.
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