Losing Legitimacy: Street Crime and the Decline of Social Institutions in America


In the past 50 years, street crime in the USA has increased eightfold. This work argues that the causes were rooted in social institutions, and that crime increased along with growing political distrust, economic stress and family disintegration.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • John Wayne
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1998