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NCJ Number: 39965 Find in a Library
Title: FENCE - A NEW LOOK AT THE WORLD OF PROPERTY THEFT
Author(s): M E WALSH
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 231
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
88 Post Road West
P.O. Box 5007
Westport, CT 06881-5007
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A SOCIOLOGICAL VIEWPOINT EMPHASIZING FENCING OPERATIONS AS ARRANGEMENTS IN AN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR SOCIAL SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE BOOK COVERS SOME OF THE HISTORY AND FOLKLORE OF FENCING OPERATIONS AND DESCRIBES DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF PROPERTY THEFT PRINCIPALS. TYPES OF FENCING NETWORKS AND THEIR FRONTS ARE ANALYZED IN ADDITION TO THE FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF FENCING TRANSACTIONS SUCH AS PRODUCTS, PRICES, AND PROMOTIONAL CONSIDERATIONS. IN A FINAL CHAPTER, THE TRADITIONAL THEFT GAME, POLICE VERSUS BURGLAR, IS EVALUATED AS DECREASING IN ITS UTILITY. AN EPILOGUE CONTAINS CONCLUSIONS THAT CRIME RESEARCH IS VALUABLE WHEN PURSUED THROUGH OFFICIAL AGENCIES, THAT DIFFERENT ANALYTIC TOOLS MUST BE USED WHEN RESEARCHING THE CRIMINAL RATHER THAN THE CRIME, AND THAT THE WELL-RESPECTED, SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN IS EQUALLY CAPABLE OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES. APPENDIX CONTAINS NOTES ON DATA LIMITATIONS....TWH
Index Term(s): Burglary; Criminal investigation units; Criminal methods; Dealing in stolen goods; Demography; Evaluative research; Larceny/Theft; Offenders; Property crimes; Research methods; Socioculture
Note: SERIES - CONTRIBUTIONS IN SOCIOLOGY, NO 21
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