Crime and the American Dream

Crime and the American Dream

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Authored by Steven Messner and Richard Rosenfeld, both highly respected scholars and researchers, CRIME AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, 5th Edition is the seminal work in a major segment of criminological theory. The foundation of the book is institutional anomie theory (an offshoot of Mertonian anomie theory), which the authors posit helps to explain why Americaa€™s over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributes to the countrya€™s high rate of violent crime. Featuring a very clear and accessible writing style, this is a theory book that students will actually understand. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.We also stubbornly insist that our thesis is best conveyed to students and colleagues alike in the form of an extended essay rather than in the format of a standard textbook. These considerations tempted us to a€œleave well enough alone a€ and toanbsp;...

Title:Crime and the American Dream
Author: Steven Messner, Richard Rosenfeld
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2012-06-14

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