Dimensions of Crime as a Social Problem

Second Edition

Edited by: Keith J. Bell, Robert Hartmann McNamara

Tags: Social Problems, Sociology

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328 pp  $48.00

ISBN 978-1-5310-1650-0
eISBN 978-1-5310-1927-3

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While most edited books about crime typically concentrate on a particular dimension of itthe police, the court system, or the theories of crimeDimensions of Crime as a Social Problem is unique in that it connects a specific problem like crime to a larger set of social problems in American society. Thus, by understanding the challenges presented by poverty, racism, inadequate education, gender, and other issues, one gains a greater understanding of the interplay between these problems as well as how they influence and are influenced by the nature of crime.

The Second Edition adds to the challenges mentioned above with additional research on immigration, the opioid epidemic, human trafficking, and the growing Black Lives Matter and Me Too social movements. This book draws on a number of researchers who have examined these relationships and offer students invaluable insight into the complexities of the problems facing society.

This reader is designed to serve either as a supplement to a traditional textbook for courses on Social Problems or as a stand-alone text.

There is a set of 214 PowerPoint slides available upon adoption. If you are a professor using this book for a course, please contact Beth Hall at bhall@cap-press.com to request your slides.

Comp Copy If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.