Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
2002 force and fear cvr
312 pages
6 x 9 inches
August 2002
Print ISBN: 9781551302188
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Overview

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.


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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

Frederick J. Desroches

Dr. Frederick J. Desroches has worked in a mental hospital, a prison, and at the Departments of Indian Affairs and the Solicitor General in Ottawa. He currently teaches in the Sociology and Legal Studies Department at St. Jerome's University, University of Waterloo.

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Reviews

"Because the author conducted in-depth interviews with convicted robbers, he is able to provide a considerable richness in detail to the book. This type of detail is rare."

"Robbery in Canada is theoretically-based, entertaining, and informative. This is exactly the sort of book I had wanted to supplement my criminology course."

"Robbery in Canada is theoretically-based, entertaining, and informative. This is exactly the sort of book I had wanted to supplement my criminology course."
—  Chris McCormick, Saint Mary's University

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