New York: Pergamon Press, 1979.
Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #6330
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; "This book is concerned with patterns of crime in urban settings. The intention is to offer the beginnings of an explanation for why criminals choose particular targets in the city for their offences. The conceptual and empirical analyses focus on conventional property criminals (burglars, robbers, and larcenists) whose crimes are oriented toward specific locales more than toward specific individual victims. It is hope that research such as this will contribute both to the theoretical understanding of criminal behavior and to public policy efforts to deal with it." Contents: Preface; 1. The Study of Urban Crime; 2. Conceptual Background and Methodological Procedures; 3. Criminals' Images of Area; 4. Area Images and Criminal Behavior; 5. Area Images and Public Policy; 6. Theoretical Implications and Conclusions; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Authors. ; Pergamon Policy Studies on Crime and Justice; Ex-Library; Vol. 45; 115 pages.