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The Invention of Permanent Poverty

Choice in Welfare S. No. 34.

By (author) Norman Dennis
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Civitas:Institute for the Study of Civil Society, London, United Kingdom
Published: 31st Dec 1996
Dimensions: w 152mm h 210mm d 19mm
Weight: 295g
ISBN-10: 0255363923
ISBN-13: 9780255363921
Barcode No: 9780255363921
Crime is caused by poverty and unemployment! If poverty increases, then so too does crime. Such is the conclusion of the 'no-fault' theory of crime that holds sway among the social-affairs experts. In this book, Dennis argues with the central assumptions of this theory, focusing his criticism on the poverty lobby which claims "the poor are getting poorer and thus, so is crime". Dennis disagrees, instead arguing that rising crime is caused by decline in the family structure. The underlying theme here is that money will not help a problem which is essentially a moral and cultural one.

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