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Crime and criminal justice in disaster.


Crime and criminal justice in disaster.

Ed. by Dee Wood Harper and Kelley Frailing.

Carolina Academic Press


344 pages




For students in criminal justice and criminology, Harper (sociology and criminal justice, Loyola U.) and Frailing, a doctoral student in criminology at the U. of Cambridge, UK, bring together 16 essays by sociologists, criminologists, and law enforcement professionals from the US and India, who explore why and how crime occurs in the wake of disasters and how the criminal justice system responds. They consider crime and disaster within a historical context, propose a typology that places certain types of crime in different phases of disaster, discuss emergency response planning and preparedness, and look at crimes like looting, sexual assault, robbery, drug dealing, and fraud, and specific disasters such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Los Angeles riot of 1992, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the Mumbai terrorist attack.

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Date:May 1, 2010
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