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Crime Profiles : The Anatomy of Dangerous Persons, Places, and Situations

Crime Profiles : The Anatomy of Dangerous Persons, Places, and Situations - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0935732948

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Crime Profiles : The Anatomy of Dangerous Persons, Places, and Situations - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0935732948

Terance D. Miethe and Richard McCorkle

ISBN13: 978-0935732948
ISBN10: 0935732942
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Roxbury Publishing Co.

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

Criminologists Miethe and McCorkle's thought-provoking, accessible book addresses the following questions about crime: Who are the offenders and the victims? What are the major motivators for crime? Are most offenders specialists or generalists? Are they planners or opportunists? What are their criminal histories? How often are co-offenders involved? What are the common features of dangerous places, times, and situational dynamics? How effective are current crime prevention strategies?

CRIME PROFILES provides a descriptive summary of seven major forms of crime:

  • Homicide and Aggravated Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Occupational and Organizational Crime
  • Public Order Crimes


Current national data are used to develop profiles of each crime based on characteristics of the offender, the victim, and the situational context. Comparisons within and between crime profiles illustrate similarities and differences in criminal behavior.

Each chapter is organized in the same format--focusing on the particular definitions of the crimes, trends in their frequency of occurrence, the offender profile, the victim profile, situational elements and circumstances, particular subsets of crime syndromes, and crime prevention/intervention strategies. Easy-to-read tables and charts are used to summarize major trends.

CRIME PROFILES
is suitable as a supplement for a variety of courses in criminology, criminal justice, and sociology.

Author Bio

Miethe, Terance D. : University of Nevada-Las Vegas

McCorkle, Richard C. : University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Study of Crime Types

Crime Typologies in Criminological Research
Legal-Based Typologies
Offender-Based Typologies
Victim-Based Typologies
Situational Context-Based Typologies
Multi-Trait Typologies
Major Dimensions Underlying Crime Types
The Offender's Criminal Career
Offender Versatility
The Level of Crime Planning
Offender Motivation
Target-Selection Factors
The Current Sources of Study Data
Police Data
National Crime Victimization Surveys
Interviews with Offenders
Outline of Remaining Chapters


Chapter 2: Homicide and Aggravated Assault

Definitions of Crime Types
Trends over Time and Social Correlates
Social Correlates of Homicide and Assault Rates
Offender Profile
Offense Specialization and Escalation
Planning and Spontaneity
Victim Profile
Situational Elements and Circumstances
The Motivation and Circumstances of Murder and Assault
The Victim-Offender Relationship
Situational Dynamics
Temporal and Spatial Patterns
Weapon Use in Murder and Assault
Co-Offending Patterns
Alcohol and Drug Use
Target-Selection Strategies
Homicide and Aggravated Assault Syndromes
Interpersonal Disputes
Instrumental Felony Offenses
Youth Group Offending
Chronic Violent Offenders
Politically Motivated Violence
Violence Prevention and Intervention Strategies
The Criminal Justice Response
Social Welfare and Personal Betterment Programs
Opportunity-Reduction Strategies
Summary


Chapter 3: Sexual Assault

Definitions of Crime Types
Trends over Time and Social Correlates
Offender Profile
Offense Specialization and Escalation
Planning and Spontaneity
Victim Profile
Situational Elements and Circumstances
The Motivation for Sexual Assault
The Victim-Offender Relationship
Situational Dynamics
Temporal and Spatial Patterns
Weapon Use
Victim Resistance
Co-Offending Patterns
Alcohol and Drug Use
Target-Selection Strategies
Sexual Assault Syndromes
Serial Sexual Homicide Offenders
Child Molesters
Youth Group Offending
Adolescent Sex Offenders
Date Rape and Intra-Familial Sexual Assault
Date Rape
Incest
Marital Rape
Sexual Assault Prevention and Intervention Strategies
The Criminal Justice Response
Offender Rehabilitation and Therapy
Opportunity-Reduction Strategies
Summary


Chapter 4: Personal and Institutional Robbery

Definitions of Crime Types
Trends over Time and Social Correlates
Offender Profile
Offense Specialization and Escalation
Planning and Spontaneity
Victim Profile
Situational Elements and Circumstances
The Motivation for Personal and Institutional Robbery
The Victim-Offender Relationship
Situational Dynamics
Temporal and Spatial Patterns
Weapon Use
Victim Injury
Co-Offending Patterns
Alcohol and Drug Use
The Temporal Sequencing of Robbery Episodes
Target-Selection Strategies
Robbery Syndromes
Offender-Based Classifications
Bank Robbers
Convenience Store Robbers
Street Muggings
Carjacking
Robbery Prevention and Intervention Strategies
The Criminal Justice Response
Social Welfare and Personal Betterment Programs
Opportunity-Reduction Strategies
Summary


Chapter 5: Residential and Non-residential Burglary

Definitions of Crime Types
Trends over Time and Social Correlates
Offender Profile
Offense Specialization and Escalation
Planning and Spontaneity
Victim Profile
Situational Elements and Circumstances
The Motivation for Burglary
The Victim-Offender Relationship
Situational Dynamics
Temporal Patterns
Method of Entry
Co-Offending Patterns
Alcohol and Drug Use
Target-Selection Strategies
Convenience and Familiarity
Occupancy and Guardianship
Expected Yield and Target Attractiveness
Burglary Syndromes
The Novice Burglar
The Professional Burglar
Burglary Prevention and Intervention Strategies
The Criminal Justice Response
Opportunity-Reduction Strategies
Summary


Chapter 6: Motor Vehicle Theft

Definitions of Crime Types
Trends over Time and Social Correlates
Offender Profile
Offense Specialization and Escalation
Planning and Spontaneity
Victim Profile
Situational Elements and Circumstances
The Motivation for Motor Vehicle Theft
The Victim-Offender Relationship
Situational Dynamics
Temporal and Spatial Patterns
Method of Entry
Co-Offending Patterns
Alcohol and Drug Use
Target-Selection Strategies
Convenience and Familiarity
Occupancy and Guardianship
Expected Yield and Target Attractiveness
Motor Vehicle Theft Syndromes
The Joyrider
Financially-Motivated Vehicle Thieves
Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention and Intervention Strategies
The Criminal Justice Response
Opportunity-Reduction Strategies
Summary


Chapter 7: Occupational and Organizational Crime

Definitions of Crime Types
Trends over Time and Social Correlates
Correlates of White Collar Crime
Offender Profile
Offense Specialization and Escalation
Planning and Spontaneity
Victim Profile
Situational Elements and Circumstances
The Motivation for Occupational and Organizational Crime
The Victim-Offender Relationship
Co-Offending Patterns
Alcohol and Drug Use
Predisposing and Precipitating Factors
Predisposing Factors
Precipitating Factors
White Collar Crime Syndromes
Occupational Offenders
Economic and Physical Harm
Type of Victim
Organizational Offenders
Economic and Physical Harm
Type of Victim
White Collar Crime Prevention and Intervention Strategies
The Criminal Justice Response
Opportunity-Reduction Strategies
Summary


Chapter 8: Public Order Crimes

Definitions of Crime Types
Trends over Time and Social Correlates
Offender Profile
Offense Specialization and Escalation
Planning and Spontaneity
Situational Elements and Circumstances
The Motivation for Public Order Violations
The Victim-Offender Relationship
Situational Dynamics
Public Order Crime Syndromes
Prostitution
Pornography
Substance Abuse
Gambling
Public Order Crime Prevention and Intervention Strategies
The Criminal Justice Response
Treatment Approaches
Opportunity-Reduction Strategies
Summary


Chapter 9: Crime Control and the Anatomy of Dangerous Persons, Places, and Situations

The Offender Profile
The Offender's Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Males as Criminals
Young People as Criminals
Minorities as Criminals
Lower Class Persons as Criminals
The Criminal Career of Offenders
Offense Specialization and Escalation
Spontaneous or Planned Actions
Temporal and Spatial Distribution
Dangerous Times
Dangerous Places
Situational Elements and Circumstances
Motivations for Offending
The Victim-Offender Relationship
Co-Offending Patterns
Alcohol and Drug Use
Victim Precipitation
Target-Selection Processes
Crime Control Strategies
The Criminal Justice Response
Social Betterment Measures
Reductions of Criminal Opportunities
Summary

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