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Violent Property Crime

By David Indermaur


Why do offenders use violence? This is one of the most frequently asked questions and one that is explored directly through an analysis of 123 accounts of violent property crime.

This book puts the rise in acquisitive crimes in a social context and asks questions about the needs of young males in Australian society. It also contains an analysis of approaches to crime prevention.

Professor Frank Zimring, Director of the Earl Warren Legal Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, says in his foreword to this important study:
"The multi-faceted and detailed report is of interest to a general audience for two reasons. It provides information on risks and patterns of crime that hold true for the rest of Australia. It also provides a model of the kind of work that is needed when hard questions must be asked about the nature and cost of crime in a specific setting."



The Myth of Reasonable Violence
Violence and Property Crime
The Dynamics of Victim-Offender Confrontations
Background Factors
Motives for Violence


Table of Cases/ Table of Statutes/ IndexTrends in violent property crime
Trends in Violent Property Crime
Violent Property Crime in Western Australia

Types of violent property crime

Types of Violent Property Crime

Perspectives on violent property crime

Offenders’ Perspectives on Violent Property Crime
Victims’ Perspectives on Violent Property Crime

Responding to violent property crime

Understanding Violent Property Crime
Prevention of Violent Property Crime

Appendices/ References/ Index

Published May 1995
Publisher The Federation Press
ISBN 9781862871731
Australian RRP $49.50
International Price $44.00
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Criminology & Policing - Crime and Crime Prevention

Australasian Studies in Criminology Series

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