Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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312 pages
6 x 9 inches
August 2002
Print ISBN: 9781551302188


Eighty convicted bank robbers, the Canadian penitentiary service, and police departments across the country have all actively contributed to Desroches' quest to uncover why an individual embarks on a crime for which the proceeds are minimal, the arrest rate high and the jail sentence long.

The first book of its kind, Force and Fear: Robbery in Canada examines robbery not just as a crime, but as a criminal event. The author looks at offender motivation and social background, responses to robberies by the criminal justice system, and interaction between robber and victim.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Robbery and the Law

Chapter 2: An Overview of Robbery

Chapter 3: The Motivation to Robbery

Chapter 4: Modus Operandi

Chapter 5: The Victims of Robbery

Chapter 6: The Police and Judicial Response to Robbery

Chapter 7: Crime Prevention and Social Policy


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