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Toward a Criminology of Disaster

What We Know and What We Need to Find Out

  • Kelly Frailing
  • Dee Wood Harper

Part of the Disaster Studies book series (DIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Kelly Frailing, Dee Wood Harper
    Pages 1-31
  3. Kelly Frailing, Dee Wood Harper
    Pages 33-54
  4. Kelly Frailing, Dee Wood Harper
    Pages 55-84
  5. Kelly Frailing, Dee Wood Harper
    Pages 85-108
  6. Kelly Frailing, Dee Wood Harper
    Pages 109-139
  7. Kelly Frailing, Dee Wood Harper
    Pages 141-165
  8. Kelly Frailing, Dee Wood Harper
    Pages 167-193
  9. Kelly Frailing, Dee Wood Harper
    Pages 195-219
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 221-224

About this book

Introduction

This book puts forward a comprehensive criminology of disaster by drawing - and building - upon existing theories which attempt to explain disaster crime. Although antisocial behaviour in disasters has long been viewed as a rarity, the authors present ample evidence that a variety of crime occurs in the wake of disaster. Frailing and Harper's explorations of property crime, interpersonal violence and fraud during disaster reveal the importance of methodological approaches to understanding these phenomena. They highlight the need for the application of social disorganization, routine activity and general strain theories of crime in the development of disaster crime prevention strategies. An accessible and detailed study, this book will have particular appeal for both students and scholars of criminology, sociology, disaster studies and emergency management.

Keywords

area crime criminology emergency environment medicine Nation politics social policy social science social structure sociology theory Transnational urban studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Kelly Frailing
    • 1
  • Dee Wood Harper
    • 2
  1. 1.Criminology and JusticeLoyola University New OrleansNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Criminology and JusticeLoyola University New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-46914-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-46913-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-46914-4
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