Crime and Everyday Life offers a bold approach to crime theory and crime reduction. Using a clear, engaging, and streamlined writing style, the Sixth Edition illuminates the causes of criminal behavior, showing how crime can affect everyone in both small and large ways. Renowned authors Marcus Felson and Mary Eckert then offer realistic ways to reduce or eliminate crime and criminal behavior in specific settings by removing the opportunity to complete the act. Most importantly, this book teaches students how to think about crime, and then do something about it.
Chapter 5: Teenage Crime
Parents often engage in wishful thinking.
- They wish that the D.A.R.E. program would scare teenagers away from using drugs. Yet these programs fail and often backfire.1
- They wish that crime participation were limited to gang members. In fact, most crime is carried out by youths who do not belong to ...