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Crime and the American dream

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Published by Wadsworth in Belmont, Calif .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Criminology -- United States,
  • Social structure -- United States,
  • Anomy

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-126) and index.

StatementSteven F. Messner, Richard Rosenfeld.
ContributionsRosenfeld, Richard.
LC ClassificationsHV6022.U6 M47 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 130 p. :
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1416423M
ISBN 100534201067
LC Control Number93025972

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