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Title: The Problem of Pleasure: Leisure, Tourism and Crime
Contributor(s): Jones, Carol (editor); Barclay, Elaine  (editor); Mawby, Rob I (editor)
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: The tourism and leisure industries are big business. Opportunities for leisure and tourism have escalated as disposable income, technology, travel and education have become increasingly available in recent times. However, this trend has been juxtaposed with an increase in crime, particularly since the early the 1950s. Acquisitive crimes have been facilitated with the development of more portable and valuable commodities; some activities, such as drink driving and disorder, have now been socially defined as crimes and are more readily identified through new technology such as the increasing use of CCTV. 'The Problem of Pleasure' covers them all. The purpose of this book is to inform and enlighten a range of readers, whose interests may be academic or commercial on possible crime events and modus operandi of criminals. The book has a global perspective, bringing together leading academics from the UK, the US, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand who examine several aspects of leisure that are vulnerable to crime, from illegal hunting to street racing, as well as the impact of crime upon tourists and the tourism industry.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
ISBN: 9780415672368
Field of Research (FOR): 150601 Impacts of Tourism
160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
940402 Crime Prevention
HERDC Category Description: A3 Book - Edited
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Extent of Pages: 247
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