D.C. Noir (Akashic Noir) by George Pelecanos

By George Pelecanos

Brand-new tales via: George Pelecanos, James Grady, Laura Lippman, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Ruben Castaneda, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, and others.

Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead tale and edits this groundbreaking number of tales detailing the seedy underside of the nation's capital. this isn't an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. as an alternative, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this urban that almost all by no means pay attention approximately.

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1. 2 8,026,796 Source: Author calculation from Federal Bureau of Investigation 2010. up about one-third of men’s arrests and one-quarter of women’s. Contrary to stereotypes about women’s offending, prostitution arrests are relatively rare, accounting for less than 2 percent of the total for women. As total number of arrests indicates, however, many more men are arrested each year than women, with almost three times as many men as women arrested in 2009. This difference is also captured by calculations of arrest rates, in which the total number of arrests for a particular group is divided by the total population in that group (and then multiplied by 100,000 to produce numbers that are easier to comprehend).

Most would not recognize the actions of MTI managers as criminal. Indeed, no one was ever prosecuted for murder, or manslaughter, or fraud. The seven crew members of the Challenger were not counted in the FBI’s annual report of homicide victims, nor were the MTI managers enumerated in the UCR’s statistics on homicide offenders. But these very circumstances underscore the hidden nature of corporate and governmental actions that cause so much social harm—such acts are not counted as crimes, nor are their perpetrators numbered among the criminal.

According to these accounts the women’s movement has, perhaps unintentionally, emancipated women to be just as criminal as men. The persistence of this belief and the popularity of the stereotype of the new, more violent woman criminal should lead us to consider whether the evidence supports the claims of emancipation theory. Have women indeed become more like men in their criminal behavior? Are women now just as likely to murder, rob, and embark on criminal careers? The data on arrest rates already presented provide part of the answer.

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