Crime in the City: A Political and Economic Analysis of Urban Crime


Most people agree that economic and political conditions influence aggregate rates of crime, says Reid (sociology, Georgia State U.), but years of research have failed to codify the relationship into a form usable in either law enforcement or economic policy making. She uses a longitudinal, comparative method to analyze economic, political, and crime data for four US cities since World War II. The approach produces disaggregate analyses that demonstrate variance in rates of crime at the city level, and suggests the importance of responses to major economic and political change. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003


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