In this unique and timely book, two of the world's leading experts explore the connections between crime and economic conditions. They skilfully link the formal economy to the operation of illegal markets and both, in turn, to changes in the forms and levels of crime over time.
The book offers a readable, interesting and accessible analysis, covering a range of theoretical and empirical approaches. It addresses an array of different criminal activities, including:
- violent crime
- drug crime
- white collar crime
- organised crime
- corporate crime
Crime and the Economy is written in plain English. Technical terms (when used) are explained clearly, examples punctuate the discussion, and visual material is used throughout to explain the topics under discussion. It is essential reading for undergraduates and graduates in criminology and sociology.