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Cities with Little Crime : The Case of Switzerland - Marshall B. Clinard

Cities with Little Crime

The Case of Switzerland

Paperback Published: 20th November 1978
ISBN: 9780521293273
Number Of Pages: 228

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In this comparative study, Professor Clinard challenges the often noted correlation between high rates of crime and high levels of urbanization and industrialization by examining the case of Switzerland. He performs a series of tests designed to determine whether Swiss crime rates are indeed remarkably low. His research is based on surveys of crime victimization in Zurich and of Swiss attitudes toward crime, as well as statements about crime by government officials, newspaper reports on crime, and trends in theft insurance rates. Professor Clinard analyzes the characteristics of Swiss society that seem to be responsible for the low incidence of crime. Particularly important, he suggests, are the citizen's sense of responsibility in crime control, the decentralization of government, the broad integration of youths and adults, and the nature of the Swiss criminal justice system. His policy recommendations are valuable for all nations, both developed and developing, that are concerned with crime control.

Crime and Switzerland
Swiss concern about crime
Trends in official crime statistics
The Swiss police and crime reporting
Crime victimization in Zurich
Measuring crimes by theft insurance
White-collar crime and tax violations
Political decentralization and the criminal justice system
Youth and Swiss society
Crime and the foreign worker
Cross-cultural implications of the low Swiss crime rate
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ISBN: 9780521293273
ISBN-10: 0521293278
Series: Arnold and Caroline Rose Monograph Series of the American So
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 20th November 1978
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.34