Crimewarps: The Future of Crime in America

Crimewarps: The Future of Crime in America

by Georgette Bennett (Editor)

Paperback(Rev. and updated, 2nd rev. Anchor Books)

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“. . . [O]f value to anyone interested in understanding crime and trying to stop it.”—Governor Mario M. Cuomo

This explosive and thought-provoking investigation goes to the heart of America’s fear of crime, takes on the most common myths, and sets them straight. How safe are we? Here are Crimewarp’s startling conclusions:
• The odds are twice as great that you will commit suicide this year than be murdered.
• It is 32 times more likely that you will be involved in a car crash than become the victim of a violent street crime.
• A woman is twice as likely to die of heart disease than be raped.

Criminologist Georgette Bennett uses the latest statistics to predict these and other dramatic changes in future of crime.

“[This] highly regarded book analyzes the ripple effect of intersecting new social forces in changing the nature of crime and society’s changing responses to crime.”—The Washington Post

“A groundbreaking book, solidly researched, but easy to digest.”—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385230919
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/1989
Edition description: Rev. and updated, 2nd rev. Anchor Books
Pages: 604
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Georgette Bennett is the founder and president of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. She is an author, consultant, lecturer, marketer, and broadcast journalist who has authored four books and more than 50 articles in publications ranging from the scholarly to the popular. Her book Crimewarps: The Future of Crime in America was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She has won two national awards from the American Society for Public Administration, and the 1997 Interfaith Gold Medallion from the International Council of Christians and Jews.

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