New PDF release: Encyclopedia of Street Crime in America

By Jeffrey Ian Ross

ISBN-10: 141299957X

ISBN-13: 9781412999571

Anyone dwelling or operating in a urban has feared or skilled road crime at one time or one other; no matter if it's a mugging, handbag snatching, or a extra violent crime. within the united states, road crime has lately hovered close to historical lows; therefore, the assertion of yes analysts that highway existence in the USA hasn't ever been more secure. yet is it quite? road crime has replaced over prior many years, particularly with the appearance of surveillance cameras in public places―the territory of the road criminal―but while, criminals have stumbled on how one can adapt. This encyclopedic reference focuses totally on city way of life and its linked crimes, starting from housebreaking to drug peddling to homicide to new, extra refined types of road crime and scams. This conventional A-to-Z reference has major assurance of police and courts and different legal justice sub-disciplines whereas additionally that includes thematic articles at the sociology of road crime.

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  • 175 signed entries inside of a unmarried quantity in print and digital codecs offer in-depth assurance to the subject of road crime in America.
  • Cross-References and recommendations for extra Readings consultant readers to extra resources.
  • Entries are supported by means of shiny images and illustrations to raised deliver the cloth alive.
  • A thematic Reader's advisor teams similar entries via vast subject components and, in the digital model, combines with Cross-References and a close Index for handy search-and-browse capabilities.
  • A Chronology presents readers with a old viewpoint of road crime in America.
  • Appendices supply assets of information and records, annotated to spotlight their relevance.

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1998: In January, Officer Robert Sanderson is murdered while protecting an abortion clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. 1998: In October, Dr. Barnett Slepian, an abortion provider, is murdered in Amherst, New York. 1998: The four states with the largest number of active gangs are identified as California (363), Illinois (261), Texas (156), and Florida (125). 1998: According to official government reports, 13,000,000 Americans used illicit drugs during the year. 1999: Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo, while reaching for his wallet, is shot and killed by four New York City police officers who believe he matches the description of a serial rapist.

1975: The American Civil Liberties Union joins other liberal groups in demanding that prostitution be decriminalized. 1976: Anti-abortionists begin using arson to shut down clinics that provide abortion services. 1977: In Coker v. Georgia, the Supreme Court rules that that invoking the death penalty in cases 1978: In San Francisco on November 27, Harvey Milk, an openly gay member of the Board of Supervisors, and Mayor George Moscone are killed by Dan White, a former supervisor whose reappointment to the board has been blocked by Milk.

Roberson, Cliff, et al. Procedures in the Justice System. 9th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2010. Silverman, Eli. NYPD Battles Crime:. Lebanon, NH: Northeastern University Press, 1999. Skolnick, Jerome. Justice Without Trial. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 1966. Terry v. S. 1 (1968). S. v. S. 411 (1976). Q. Varieties of Police Behavior. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1968. Arson Fire setting as a form of criminal behavior is referred to as arson. Arson can be defined as the intentional and malevolent burning or attempted burning of a home, building, motor vehicle, or other personal property.

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