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The Resource Driven to kill : vehicles as weapons, J. Peter Rothe

Driven to kill : vehicles as weapons, J. Peter Rothe

Label
Driven to kill : vehicles as weapons
Title
Driven to kill
Title remainder
vehicles as weapons
Statement of responsibility
J. Peter Rothe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: The charge: first-degree murder. The murder weapon: a 1987 Ford Escort. A car as a murder weapon? In Driven to Kill, J. Peter Rothe unflinchingly examines the use of vehicles in cases of assault, abduction, rape, gang warfare, terrorism, suicide, and murder. What separates an everyday driver from a motorized menace? Read and find out. Yes, Rothe offers a trove of unprecedented research for sociologists, criminologists, policy makers, police, as well as public health, injury prevention, and traffic safety professionals, but his accessible style speaks to our fascination with car culture and true crime stories
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rothe, John Peter
Dewey number
364.15
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6493
LC item number
.R68 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobiles
  • Violent crimes
  • Traffic violations
  • Road rage
Label
Driven to kill : vehicles as weapons, J. Peter Rothe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: -- Framework for making sense of vehicle violence -- Basic assumptions -- Zones of relevance -- Stories -- Section 1: Social Context: -- Roads et cetera: -- Car culture -- Roads and highways -- Overpasses -- Parking -- Racetracks -- Street racing in cities -- In summary -- Dominating social issues: -- Social stress -- Alcohol -- Illicit drugs -- Social competition -- Unemployment and poverty -- In summary -- Symbols and messages: -- Media culture -- Movies -- Video games -- Popular literature -- News stories -- Talk back radio -- Rap music -- Internet sites -- In summary -- Corporate interests: -- Automakers and white-collar crime -- Car dealers -- Tire makers -- Insurance companies -- Trucking companies -- Speed enforcement companies -- In summary -- State-sponsored violence: -- State genocide -- Crowd management and control -- In summary -- Violence against nature: -- Wildlife poaching -- Road kill -- In summary -- Vehicle theft, robbery, and vandalism: -- Significance of auto theft as a crime -- Professional car thieves -- Situational auto theft -- Stealing vehicle parts -- Fence -- Stealing motorcycles -- Vandalism -- Torching motor vehicles -- In summary -- Roadway workers as victims of violence: -- Taxi drivers -- Racism and taxi violence -- Cabbies and fare disputes -- Cabbies and illegal activities -- Bus drivers -- Trucker violence -- Truckers and illegal drugs -- Cargo theft and smuggling -- Truckers pursuing vigilante justice -- Violence against bicycle couriers -- Parking enforcement -- In summary -- Section 2: Mediate And Intermediate Zones: -- Vengeful driving and road rage: -- Road rage -- Anger within the vehicle -- Vengeance as a form of vigilantism -- In summary -- Sexual assault: -- Sexual assault -- Sex-trade workers -- Date rape -- In summary -- Police as pursuers and victims: -- Police pursuits -- Police pursuit as reality TV -- Violence against the police -- In summary -- Hit and run: -- Incidence of hit and run -- Offenders -- In summary -- Gang violence and drive-by shootings: -- Effectiveness of drive-by shootings: -- Effectiveness of drive-bys -- Motorcycle drive-by shootings -- In summary -- Carjacking and kidnapping: -- Carjacking -- Kidnapping and trunks -- Politically motivated kidnapping -- Sexually motivated kidnapping -- In summary -- Section 3: Immediate Zone: -- Suicide: -- Vehicular suicide -- Availability of lethal method -- Inherent hazards -- Psychiatric clues -- Vehicle exhaust -- Copycat suicides -- Child suicides -- Pedestrian suicides -- Suicide ideation -- Police-assisted suicide -- In summary -- Car bombs: -- Car bombs and terrorism -- Vehicle as container bomb -- Personal agendas -- Organized crime -- Hitmen -- In summary -- Homicide: -- Types of homicide -- Bases for homicide -- Road rage and murder -- Killing as transference -- Settling the score -- Murder-suicide -- Serial killers -- In summary -- Conclusion: Recommendations for public policy -- Postscript -- Appendix: Inquiry process: -- Broad terms of reference -- Definition of violence -- Content analysis -- Case -- Web mining -- Literature search -- Review of the mass media -- Final footnote -- References list -- Index
  • I. The social context. Roads et cetera ; Dominating social issues ; Symbols and messages ; Corporate interests ; State-sponsored violence ; Violence against nature ; Vehicle theft, robbery, and vandalism ; Roadway workers as victims of violence -- II. The mediate and intermediate zones. Vengeful driving and road rage ; Sexual assault ; The police as pursuers and victims ; Hit and run ; Gang violence and drive-by shootings ; Carjacking and kidnapping -- III. The immediate zone. Suicide ; Car bombs ; Homicide
Control code
191856268
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780888644879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)191856268
Label
Driven to kill : vehicles as weapons, J. Peter Rothe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: -- Framework for making sense of vehicle violence -- Basic assumptions -- Zones of relevance -- Stories -- Section 1: Social Context: -- Roads et cetera: -- Car culture -- Roads and highways -- Overpasses -- Parking -- Racetracks -- Street racing in cities -- In summary -- Dominating social issues: -- Social stress -- Alcohol -- Illicit drugs -- Social competition -- Unemployment and poverty -- In summary -- Symbols and messages: -- Media culture -- Movies -- Video games -- Popular literature -- News stories -- Talk back radio -- Rap music -- Internet sites -- In summary -- Corporate interests: -- Automakers and white-collar crime -- Car dealers -- Tire makers -- Insurance companies -- Trucking companies -- Speed enforcement companies -- In summary -- State-sponsored violence: -- State genocide -- Crowd management and control -- In summary -- Violence against nature: -- Wildlife poaching -- Road kill -- In summary -- Vehicle theft, robbery, and vandalism: -- Significance of auto theft as a crime -- Professional car thieves -- Situational auto theft -- Stealing vehicle parts -- Fence -- Stealing motorcycles -- Vandalism -- Torching motor vehicles -- In summary -- Roadway workers as victims of violence: -- Taxi drivers -- Racism and taxi violence -- Cabbies and fare disputes -- Cabbies and illegal activities -- Bus drivers -- Trucker violence -- Truckers and illegal drugs -- Cargo theft and smuggling -- Truckers pursuing vigilante justice -- Violence against bicycle couriers -- Parking enforcement -- In summary -- Section 2: Mediate And Intermediate Zones: -- Vengeful driving and road rage: -- Road rage -- Anger within the vehicle -- Vengeance as a form of vigilantism -- In summary -- Sexual assault: -- Sexual assault -- Sex-trade workers -- Date rape -- In summary -- Police as pursuers and victims: -- Police pursuits -- Police pursuit as reality TV -- Violence against the police -- In summary -- Hit and run: -- Incidence of hit and run -- Offenders -- In summary -- Gang violence and drive-by shootings: -- Effectiveness of drive-by shootings: -- Effectiveness of drive-bys -- Motorcycle drive-by shootings -- In summary -- Carjacking and kidnapping: -- Carjacking -- Kidnapping and trunks -- Politically motivated kidnapping -- Sexually motivated kidnapping -- In summary -- Section 3: Immediate Zone: -- Suicide: -- Vehicular suicide -- Availability of lethal method -- Inherent hazards -- Psychiatric clues -- Vehicle exhaust -- Copycat suicides -- Child suicides -- Pedestrian suicides -- Suicide ideation -- Police-assisted suicide -- In summary -- Car bombs: -- Car bombs and terrorism -- Vehicle as container bomb -- Personal agendas -- Organized crime -- Hitmen -- In summary -- Homicide: -- Types of homicide -- Bases for homicide -- Road rage and murder -- Killing as transference -- Settling the score -- Murder-suicide -- Serial killers -- In summary -- Conclusion: Recommendations for public policy -- Postscript -- Appendix: Inquiry process: -- Broad terms of reference -- Definition of violence -- Content analysis -- Case -- Web mining -- Literature search -- Review of the mass media -- Final footnote -- References list -- Index
  • I. The social context. Roads et cetera ; Dominating social issues ; Symbols and messages ; Corporate interests ; State-sponsored violence ; Violence against nature ; Vehicle theft, robbery, and vandalism ; Roadway workers as victims of violence -- II. The mediate and intermediate zones. Vengeful driving and road rage ; Sexual assault ; The police as pursuers and victims ; Hit and run ; Gang violence and drive-by shootings ; Carjacking and kidnapping -- III. The immediate zone. Suicide ; Car bombs ; Homicide
Control code
191856268
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 246 pages
Isbn
9780888644879
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)191856268

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