Crime And The American Dream (The Wadsworth Series In Criminological Theory)
- Publish Date: 2000-12-05
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Steven F. Messner;Richard Rosenfeld
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The foundation of this book is institutional anomie theory, an offshoot of strain theory. It explores why America's over-emphasis on the pursuit of materialistic gain contributes to the country's high rates of violent crime.