Crime in a Free Society: Selections from the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice

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Contents
1.
Introduction1 The Economic Impact of Crime 4 Economic Impact of Individual Crimes 6 The Victims of Crime 9 Public Attitudes Toward Crime and Law Enforcement 16
2.
The amount and trends of crime34 The Risk of Harm 34 Property Crimes 38 Other Criminal Offenses 39 Federal Crimes 40 The Extent of Unreported Crime 41 Trends in Crime 44 Factors Affecting the Reporting of Crime 49 Factors Indicating an Increase in Crime 52 Changes in the Distribution of Crime—a 30-Year History 57 Trends in the Solution of Crime and the Prosecution and Conviction of Offenders 65 Other Countries 69 Assessing the Amount and Trend of Crime 70
3.
Criminal statistics—an urgently needed resource73 A National Criminal Statistics Program 75 A National Criminal Justice Statistics Center 79 Beginning Center Operations 104
4.
The etiology of crime106 Characteristics of Offenders 106 Focusing Prevention 113 Slums and Slum Dwellers 118 The Family 123 Youth in the Community 127 Delinquency and the School 130 Delinquency and Employment 138
5.
The ecology of crime142 Patterns of Crime Variation in City Areas 142 The Relation of Crime to Other Social Indicators 148 The Relationships of Nationality and Race with Crime and Delinquency by City Areas 152 Explanations and Implications of the Distribution of Crime Rates 158 Riots and Crime 161
6.
Professional crime163 The Extent of Professional Crime 165 Characteristics of Professional Crime 166 Changing Criminal Opportunities 168 Key Aspects of Professional Crime 169 Relations with Organized Crime 172 Conclusion 173
7.
White-collar crime175 The Impact of White-Collar Crime 176 White-Collar Crime and the Criminal Process 180

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  • Crime in a Free Society - Selections from the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice *
  • Preface iii
  • Contents v
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • 2: The Amount and Trends of Crime 34
  • 3: Criminal Statistics —an Urgently Needed Resource 73
  • 4: The Etiology of Crime 106
  • 5: The Ecology of Crime 142
  • 6: Professional Crime 163
  • 7: White-Collar Crime 175
  • 8: Organized Crime 191
  • 9: Narcotics and Drug Abuse 217
  • 10: Drunkenness Offenses 248
  • 11: The Police 257
  • 12: The Courts 289
  • 13: Corrections 324
  • 14: A National Strategy 361
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