Previous editions of "Crime and Everyday Life" have been popular with students and instructors for the author's clear, concise writing style and his unique approach to crime causation. The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. By emphasizing that routine everyday activities set the stage for illegal activities (for example stolen goods sold in a legal business setting), Marcus Felson challenges the conventional wisdom and offers a unique perspective and novel solutions for reducing crime. Students in introductory criminology and criminal justice courses will discover that simple and inexpensive changes in the physical environment and patterns of everyday activity can often produce substantial decreases in crime rates. Insightful, yet fun to read, this new edition of "Crime and Everyday Life" is sure to provoke students to look at the causes and control of crime with a fresh perspective.
Table of Contents
Preface of the Fourth Edition Acknowledgements CHAPTER ONE: Nine Fallacies about Crime CHAPTER TWO: Chemistry for Crime CHAPTER THREE: Crime Decisions CHAPTER FOUR: Bringing Crime to You CHAPTER FIVE: Marketing Stolen Goods CHAPTER SIX: Crime, Growth, and Youth Activities CHAPTER SEVEN: "White-Collar" Crime CHAPTER EIGHT: One Crime Leads to Another CHAPTER NINE: Local Design Against Crime CHAPTER TEN: Situational Crime Prevention CHAPTER ELEVEN: Everyday Technology and Everyday Crime References Index About the Authors
Marcus Felson is the originator of the routine activity approach and of Crime and Everyday Life. He has also authored Crime and Nature, and serves as a professor at Texas State University. . He has a B.A. from University of Chicago, an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, and has received the 2014 Honoris Causa from the Universidad Miguel Hernandez in Spain. Professor Felson has been given the Ronald Clarke Award by the Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis group, and the Paul Tappan Award of the Western Society of Criminology. He has been a guest lecturer in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, El Salvador, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland. He has applied routine activity thinking to many topics, including theft, violence, child molesting, white collar crime, and corruption. Rachel Boba Santos is an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She works with police departments and conducts research on police accountability, the effectiveness of crime reduction efforts by police, and crime analysis.