This volume approaches the full spectrum of crime as an issue in American society today, describing trends in various types of crime and the more recent rise of computer- and technology-related crime.
Murder, theft, arson, rape, assault, white collar crime, organized crime. In this unique work, these felonies and misdemeanors are identified and defined, as are sociological trends that are directly related to crime, such as drug use and gangs.
Crime in America presents different viewpoints on the control of crime, anti-crime efforts through legislation and community action, and the successes and failures of law enforcement and the criminal justice system in dealing with crime in American society today.
A chronology detailing historical developments and significant statistical fluctuations in U.S. crime during the 20th century, important figures in the ongoing anti-crime crusade, legislation excerpts, statistics, annotated print and nonprint resource lists, and descriptions of government and private agencies round out this valuable reference tool.
• A chronology detailing historical developments and significant statistical fluctuations in U.S. crime during the 20th century
• Provides legislation excerpts, statistics, descriptions of government and private agencies, and lists of annotated print and nonprint resources
• Showcases important figures in the ongoing anti-crime crusade