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Recession, Crime, And Punishment Steven Box

Recession, Crime, And Punishment

Steven Box

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ISBN : 9780389207245
Hardcover
240 pages
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PMThe author examines why the victims of economic recessionothe unemployed or those on low incomesomight turn to crime, and why government and petty officialdom respond by imposing more and more repressive measures. Box draws upon examples from theMorePMThe author examines why the victims of economic recessionothe unemployed or those on low incomesomight turn to crime, and why government and petty officialdom respond by imposing more and more repressive measures. Box draws upon examples from the United States and Great Britain but his arguments are applicable to all industrialized nations. Contents: The Lost World of the Sixties- Why Should Recession Cause Crime to Increase- Does Recession Lead to More Crime?- The State and Problem Populations- The Criminal Justice System and Problem Populations- Does Recession Lead to More Imprisonment?- Conclusions and Policy Implications