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The rise and fall of violent crime in America, Barry Latzer

Label
The rise and fall of violent crime in America
Title
The rise and fall of violent crime in America
Statement of responsibility
Barry Latzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America is the first book to comprehensively examine this important phenomenon over the entire postwar era. It combines a social history of the United States with the insights of criminology and examines the relationship between rising and falling crime and such historical developments as the postwar economic boom, suburbanization and the rise of the middle class, baby booms and busts, war and antiwar protest, the urbanization of minorities, and more."--Jacket
  • "Starting in the late 1960s, the United States suffered the biggest rise in violent crime in its history. Aside from the movement for black civil rights, it is difficult to think of a phenomenon that had a more profound effect on American life in the last third of the 20th century. Fear of murder, rape, robbery and assault influenced decisions on where to live and where to school one's children, how to commute to work and where to spend one's leisure time. In some locales, people dreaded leaving their homes at any time, day or night, and many Americans spent part of each day literally looking over their shoulders. The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America is a landmark synthesis of criminology and social history that fully explains how and why violent crime exploded across the United States in the late 60s--and what ultimately drove it down decades later. It is the first book of its kind to analyze criminal violence in the U.S. from World War II to the 21st century. It examines crime in the context of all of the major social trends since the World War, including the postwar economic boom and suburbanization, the baby boom and the turmoil of the 60s, the urbanization of minorities, the advent of crack cocaine, the hardening of the criminal justice system and current efforts to contract it. Latzer's sweeping, definitive study at last brings coherence to the bewildering array of explanations for the nightmarish reality that many Americans lived with for decades."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Latzer, Barry
Dewey number
364.150973/090945
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6789
LC item number
.L38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violent crimes
  • Crime
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Crime
  • Violent crimes
  • United States
  • Gewaltkriminalität
  • Entstehung
  • Rückgang
  • Zunahme
  • USA
Label
The rise and fall of violent crime in America, Barry Latzer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Preface
  • World War II and its aftermath : crime in the 1940s
  • The golden years : violent crime in the 1950s
  • Ordeal : the great post-1960s crime rise
  • The violence continues : America in the 1980s
  • The great downturn : 1995 to the twenty-first century
  • Conclusion:
  • History and the study of crime
Control code
ocn906798158
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594038358
Lccn
2015010962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025682527
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594038358
  • (OCoLC)906798158
Label
The rise and fall of violent crime in America, Barry Latzer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Preface
  • World War II and its aftermath : crime in the 1940s
  • The golden years : violent crime in the 1950s
  • Ordeal : the great post-1960s crime rise
  • The violence continues : America in the 1980s
  • The great downturn : 1995 to the twenty-first century
  • Conclusion:
  • History and the study of crime
Control code
ocn906798158
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594038358
Lccn
2015010962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025682527
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594038358
  • (OCoLC)906798158

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