Party School Crime, Campus, and Community

ISBN-10: 1555538193
ISBN-13: 9781555538194
Edition: N/A
Authors: Karen G. Weiss
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Description: On the basis of extensive on-site research, Karen G. Weiss offers a case study of crime victimization at an American "party school" that reverberates beyond a single campus. She argues that today's party school--usually a large public university  More...

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Book details

List price: $53.00
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 6/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

On the basis of extensive on-site research, Karen G. Weiss offers a case study of crime victimization at an American "party school" that reverberates beyond a single campus. She argues that today's party school--usually a large public university with a big sports program and an active Greek life--represents a unique environment that nurtures and rewards extreme drinking, which in turn increases the risks of victimization and normalizes bad behavior of students who are intoxicated. Weiss shows why so many students voluntarily place themselves at risk, why so few crimes are reported to police, and why victims often shrug off their injuries and other negative consequences as acceptable costs for admission to a party.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Welcome to the Party School
Overview
Situating the Party School
Contextualizing the Party Lifestyle
Party University: A Case Study
Introducing Party University
Playing Hard: Students' Drinking and Drug Routines
Getting Wasted: Extreme Party Rituals and Risks
Flirting with Danger: Criminal Consequences of the Party Subculture
Party Disturbances: Secondhand Harms to Campus and Community
Rationales in Defense of the Party Subculture
Conclusion: Sobering Reflections of the Party School
Research Methods
Data Tables
Student Conduct Code and Regulations
Official Crime Statistics for Party University and Ptown
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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