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Toward a Criminology of Disaster: What We Know and What We Need to Find Out

This book puts forward a comprehensive criminology of disaster by drawing - and building - upon existing theories which attempt to explain disaster crime. Although antisocial behaviour in disasters has long been viewed as a rarity, the authors present ample evidence that a variety of crime occurs in...

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Main Author: Frailing, Kelly
Contributors: Harper, Dee Wood (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
Published: New York Palgrave Macmillan 2017
Online Access: Table of Contents
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Summary:This book puts forward a comprehensive criminology of disaster by drawing - and building - upon existing theories which attempt to explain disaster crime. Although antisocial behaviour in disasters has long been viewed as a rarity, the authors present ample evidence that a variety of crime occurs in the wake of disaster. Frailing and Harper's explorations of property crime, interpersonal violence and fraud during disaster reveal the importance of methodological approaches to understanding these phenomena. They highlight the need for the application of social disorganization, routine activity and general strain theories of crime in the development of disaster crime prevention strategies. An accessible and detailed study, this book will have particular appeal for both students and scholars of criminology, sociology, disaster studies and emergency management
Chapter 1. The Case for a Criminology of Disaster -- Chapter 2. Conceptualizing Fear in the Disaster Context -- Chapter 3. Property Crime in Disaster -- Chapter 4. Interpersonal Violence in Disaster -- Chapter 5. Fraud in Disaster -- Chapter 6. The Resilience of Crime< -- Chapter 7. The Resilience of Communities -- Chapter 8. Culture and a Criminology of Disaster
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (XX, 224 p. 2 illus, online resource)
ISBN:9781137469144