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eBook Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1452274452
  • ISBN-13: 9781452274454
  • DDC: 364.97303
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 576 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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About

Overview

Anyone living or working in a city has feared or experienced street crime at one time or another; whether it be a mugging, purse snatching, or a more violent crime. In the U.S., street crime has recently hovered near historic lows; hence, the declaration of certain analysts that street life in America has never been safer. But is it really? Street crime has changed over past decades, especially with the advent of surveillance cameras in public places--the territory of the street criminal--but at the same time, criminals have found ways to adapt. This encyclopedic reference focuses primarily on urban lifestyle and its associated crimes, ranging from burglary to drug peddling to murder to new, more sophisticated forms of street crime and scams. This traditional A-to-Z reference has significant coverage of police and courts and other criminal justice sub-disciplines while also featuring thematic articles on the sociology of street crime.

Awards

  • Booklist - Editor’s Choice 2011

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Dedication.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Articles.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editor.
List of Contributors.
Foreword.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: Alcohol and Drug Testing, On-Scene.
2: Alcohol and Drug Use.
3: Arrest.
4: Arson.
5: Asian Gangs.
6: Bail.
7: Baltimore, Maryland.
8: Bank Robbery.
9: Bar Personnel.
10: Bars and Pubs.
11: Bicycle Theft.
12: Black Market.
13: Blackmail.
14: Bloods.
15: Blue Laws.
16: Bootleggers.
17: Boston, Massachusetts.
18: Bounty Hunters.
19: Bratton, William.
20: Broken Windows Theory.
21: Buffalo, New York.
22: Burglary.
23: Bystander Apathy.
24: Central Booking.
25: Central Park Jogger Incident.
26: Chicago, Illinois.
27: Child Molesters.
28: Children, Commercial Sexual Exploitation of.
29: Children as Victims.
30: Cincinnati, Ohio.
31: Cleveland, Ohio.
32: Closed-Circuit Television.
33: Code of Silence/Stop Snitching.
34: Code of the Street.
35: Community Policing.
36: Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums.
37: CompStat.
38: Counterfeit Goods.
39: Courts.
40: Courts, Drug.
41: Courts, Mental Health.
42: Crack House.
43: Credit Card Theft.
44: Crime, Displacement of.
45: Crime Mapping.
46: Crime Patterns.
47: Crime Prevention, Environmental Design and.
48: Crime Prevention, Situational.
49: Crime Scene Investigation.
50: Crime–Consumerism Nexus.
51: Crips.
52: Day Reporting Center.
53: Defensible Space Theory.
54: Detroit, Michigan.
55: Diallo, Amadou.
56: Domestic Violence7.
57: Door-to-Door Scam Artists.
58: Drinking, Underage.
59: Drinking Establishments, Unlicensed.
60: Drive-By Shooting.
61: Drug Dealing.
62: Drug Markets, Open-Air.
63: Drugs, Prescription.
64: Environmental Criminology.
65: Exposure, Indecent.
66: Fear of Crime.
67: Flash Mobs.
68: Gambling, Street.
69: Gangs (Street).
70: Gated Communities.
71: Genovese, Kitty.
72: Gentrification.
73: Giuliani, Rudolph.
74: Goetz, Bernhard.
75: Graffiti.
76: Grand Theft Auto (Video Game).
77: Guardian Angels.
78: Guns and Weapons.
79: Gunshot Detection System.
80: Hate Crime.
81: History of Street Crime in America.
82: Homelessness.
83: Homophobic Assault.
84: Hooliganism.
85: Hot Spots.
86: Immigrant Neighborhoods.
87: Indianapolis, Indiana.
88: Jails.
89: Jaywalking.
90: “Johns”.
91: Juvenile Curfews.
92: Juvenile Offending.
93: Kansas City, Missouri.
94: Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment.
95: Kerner Commission on Civil Disorders.
96: Kidnapping.
97: La Eme (Mexican Mafia).
98: Latin Kings.
99: Loitering.
100: Looting.
101: Los Angeles, California.
102: Maple, Jack.
103: Mass Transit, Crime on.
104: Massage Parlors.
105: Mental Illness.
106: Metal Theft.
107: Miami, Florida.
108: Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
109: Minneapolis, Minnesota.
110: Miranda Warnings.
111: Mobs and Riots.
112: Motor Vehicle Theft.
113: Motorcycle Clubs.
114: MS-13.
115: Mugging.
116: Murder/Homicide.
117: Needle Exchanges.
118: Neighborhood Watch.
119: New Orleans, Louisiana.
120: New York City.
121: Newark, New Jersey.
122: Newark Foot Patrol Experiment.
123: Open-Container Laws.
124: Operation Ceasefire.
125: Organized Crime and Violence.
126: Panhandling or Begging.
127: Patrol Cars.
128: Peep Shows.
129: Peeping Toms.
130: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
131: Pickpocketing.
132: Pimp.
133: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
134: Police (Overview).
135: Police Brutality/Excessive Force.
136: Police Corruption, Street-Level.
137: Police Detectives.
138: Policing, Problem-Oriented.
139: Pool Halls.
140: Projects, the.
141: Prostitute/Streetwalker.
142: Prostitution, Houses of.
143: Racial Assault.
144: Racial Profiling.
145: Rape and Sexual Assault.
146: Risky Lifestyles.
147: Road Rage.
148: Routine Activity Theory.
149: San Francisco, California.
150: Seattle Crime Places Study.
151: Security, Private.
152: Serial Killers, Spree Killers, and Mass Murderers.
153: Sex Crimes.
154: Shoplifting.
155: Skid Row.
156: Skinheads.
157: Speakeasies (1920s).
158: St. Louis, Missouri.
159: Stalking.
160: Sting Operations.
161: Stop and Frisk.
162: Street Art.
163: Street Corner Society.
164: Street Crime (Online Game).
165: Street Crime, Popular Portrayals of.
166: Street Crime Defined.
167: Street/Block Parties.
168: Suite Crimes versus Street Crimes.
169: Swarming.
170: Tawana Brawley Incident.
171: Television Shows.
172: Terrorism.
173: Theft and Larceny.
174: Tompkins Square Riots/Tent City.
175: Truancy.
176: Urban Ethnography.
177: Urban Incivility.
178: Urban Planning.
179: Urbanization.
180: Vandalism.
181: Victims, Immigrant.
182: Victims, Senior.
183: Victims, Tourist.
184: Washington, D.C..
185: Weed and Seed.
186: Women.
187: Zero-Tolerance/Saturation Policing.