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Criminal Event Perspectives in Space and Time

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ISBN-10: 0534524567

ISBN-13: 9780534524562

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Vincent F. Sacco, Leslie W. Kennedy

List price: $153.95
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Sacco/Kennedy is a concise, economical text that offers a unifying element to aid student understanding of the material presented. The organizing tool ("the criminal event") presents crime as consisting of many facets, and it shows the relationships between the various facets of crime. With an emphasis on spatial analysis, the authors examine crime from all sides, what motivates people to commit crime, who suffers and how, and how society should respond.
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Book details

List price: $153.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/27/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Vince Sacco is a professor in the department of sociology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. His research interests are in criminology and urban sociology. His interests relate to the study of criminology, as well as the study of public perceptions of and reactions to crime. In approaching criminology, his work emphasizes the study of "criminal events" and investigates why some people rather than others are more likely to be victimized by crime; when and where crimes occur; and why the police, lawmakers and members of the general public think about crime as they do. He has published several books including The Criminal Event 2/e Wadsworth, 2002, Advances in Criminological Theory…    

Leslie W. Kennedy is currently University Professor at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) and Director of the Rutgers Center on Public Security. He was the Dean of SCJ from 1998 to 2007.nbsp; In his most recent research, he has focused on crime mapping and the development of risk terrain modeling for use by police in preventing crime.nbsp; In addition to publishing numerous books on risk and crime, his research has appeared in Criminology, Justice Quarterly, American Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Preface
The Criminal Event
Conceptualizing Crime
Crime as Lawbreaking
Crime, Politics, and the Law
Crime in Context: Introducing the Criminal Event
Precursors
Transactions
Aftermath
Criminal Event Domains: From Private to Public
From Family to Workplace to Leisure
Measuring Criminal Events
Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
Calls for Service Data
National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
Self-Report
Ethnographic Research
Comparing Data Types
The Crime Funnel
Summary
The Main Actors in the Criminal Event
Offenders
The Lives of Offenders: Life Course
The Criminal Career
Victims
Physical Consequences
Emotional Consequences
Behavioral Consequences
Victims and Offenders Together
Bystanders
Police Practice
Summary
The Social Context of Criminal Events
Places for Crime
Social Disorganization Theory
Routine Activities and Lifestyle Exposure Theory
Victimization and Opportunity
Opportunity Reduction
Community Reactions to Crime
Summary
Private Places: The Family and the Household
Violence in the Household
Precursors
Transactions
Aftermath
The Household as Target: Property Crime
Precursors
Transactions
Aftermath
Summary
Semiprivate Places: Workplaces
Crime, Employment, and Unemployment
Precursors
Transactions
Aftermath
Crime and Legitimate Work
Precursors
Transactions
Aftermath
Enterprise Crime versus Organized Crime
Precursors
Transactions
Aftermath
Summary
Public Places: Leisure
Leisure as a Corrupter
Precursors
Transactions
Aftermath
Tourism
Precursors
Transactions
Aftermath
Summary
Applying Criminal Event Analysis
Crime Prevention through Opportunity Reduction
Community-Based Policing
Crime Prevention through Social Development
Summary
References
Index