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Disaster Studies

Toward a Criminology of Disaster

What We Know and What We Need to Find Out

Authors: Frailing, Kelly, Harper, Dee Wood

  • Ties together numerous theories to provide a cutting edge explanation criminology of disaster
  • Draws on detailed examples of a range of disaster-related criminological activities
  • Provides a systematic investigation into crime in the wake of a disaster
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-46914-4
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About this book

This book puts forward a comprehensive criminology of disaster by drawing - and building - upon existing theories which attempt to explain disaster crime. Although antisocial behaviour in disasters has long been viewed as a rarity, the authors present ample evidence that a variety of crime occurs in the wake of disaster. Frailing and Harper's explorations of property crime, interpersonal violence and fraud during disaster reveal the importance of methodological approaches to understanding these phenomena. They highlight the need for the application of social disorganization, routine activity and general strain theories of crime in the development of disaster crime prevention strategies. An accessible and detailed study, this book will have particular appeal for both students and scholars of criminology, sociology, disaster studies and emergency management.

About the authors

Dr. Kelly Frailing is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Justice at Loyola University New Orleans, USA. 

Dr. Dee Wood Harper is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and of Criminology and Justice at Loyola University New Orleans, USA.

Reviews

“The intersection of disasters and criminology is a vastly underdeveloped area of scholarship that is explored in-depth by Frailing and Harper. Of particular interest is the application of criminology theories to frame explanations for post-disaster behaviors such as property crime, interpersonal violence, and fraud. This infusion of criminology theories into disaster social science has the potential to make significant contributions to our understanding disasters, as well as criminology.” (Duane A. Gill, Professor and Interim Head of Sociology, Oklahoma State University, USA)

“A careful, thoughtful, theoretically-informed analysis of what is known about various types of crime in the context of disaster – required reading for criminologists and disaster researchers alike.” (Kathleen Tierney, Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder, USA)

“For decades researchers have illuminated the bright side of disaster—enhanced community solidarity, increased helping behavior, and societal resilience.  This book, in contrast, shines a bright light on the dark side of disaster—price gouging, domestic violence, and corporate wrongdoing.  The authors have done a masterful job synthesizing seemingly disparate fields of study into a criminology of disaster.  This book will appeal to a wide and diverse audience, including those interested in criminology, sociology, disaster studies, homeland security, and emergency management.” (Gary R. Webb, Professor and Chair of Emergency Management and Disaster Science, University of North Texas, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Case for a Criminology of Disaster

    Frailing, Kelly (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

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  • Conceptualizing Fear in the Disaster Context

    Frailing, Kelly (et al.)

    Pages 33-54

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  • Property Crime in Disaster

    Frailing, Kelly (et al.)

    Pages 55-84

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  • Interpersonal Violence in Disaster

    Frailing, Kelly (et al.)

    Pages 85-108

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  • Fraud in Disaster

    Frailing, Kelly (et al.)

    Pages 109-139

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Buy this book

eBook 69,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-46914-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 90,94 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-46913-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toward a Criminology of Disaster
Book Subtitle
What We Know and What We Need to Find Out
Authors
Series Title
Disaster Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46914-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-46914-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46913-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 224
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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