Iowa's Rural War Against Crime, 1920-1941

Author: Wertsch, Douglas
Year:1997
Pages:260
ISBN:0-7734-8671-2
978-0-7734-8671-3
Price:199.95
A variety of approaches are included in this study of the nature, extent, and beliefs about crime in rural Iowa. Each presents a different facet of either criminal activity itself or responses made to real or imagined criminal activity within the state. Chapter headings include: Urban Bias and Rural Research; Iowa's Rural Crime; Rural Policing; Police Professionalization; State Involvement; Vigilantism; Subduing the Cornbelt Rebellion; and Conclusions