Force + Fear
Robbery in Canada
Eighty convicted bank robbers, the Canadian penitentiary service, and police departments across the country have all actively contributed to Desroches' quest to uncover why an individual embarks on a crime for which the proceeds are minimal, the arrest rate high and the jail sentence long.
The first book of its kind, Force and Fear: Robbery in Canada examines robbery not just as a crime, but as a criminal event. The author looks at offender motivation and social background, responses to robberies by the criminal justice system, and interaction between robber and victim.
“Because the author conducted in-depth interviews with convicted robbers, he is able to provide a considerable richness in detail to the book. This type of detail is rare.”
Carle Keane, Queen's University
“Robbery in Canada is theoretically-based, entertaining, and informative. This is exactly the sort of book I had wanted to supplement my criminology course.”