By John A Heitmann,Rebecca H. Morales
As early as 1910 americans well-known that automobiles have been effortless to thieve and, as soon as stolen, tough to discover, particularly considering automobiles regarded a lot alike. version types and hues ultimately replaced, yet so did the technique of creating a stolen automobile disappear. although altering license plates and serial numbers stay simple approach, thieves have created hugely refined networks to disassemble stolen cars, distribute the elements, and/or send the altered automobiles overseas. Stealing vehicles has develop into as technologically complicated because the automobiles themselves.
John A. Heitmann and Rebecca H. Morales’s research of car robbery and tradition examines a variety of comparable issues that comes with causes and techniques, technological deterrents, position and area, institutional responses, overseas borders, and cultural reflections.
Only lately have students all started to maneuver their concentration clear of the creators and brands of the car to its clients. Stealing Cars illustrates the facility of this method, because it goals at constructing a greater figuring out of where of the auto within the extensive texture of yankee lifestyles. there are numerous who're occupied with points of car historical past, yet many extra readers benefit from the subject of crime—motives, equipment, escaping trap, and naturally fixing the crime and bringing criminals to justice.
Stealing Cars brings jointly services from the heritage of know-how and cultural historical past in addition to urban making plans and transborder stories to provide a compelling and special paintings that increases questions referring to American priorities and values. Drawing on resources that come with interviews, govt records, patents, sociological and mental reviews, magazines, monographs, scholarly periodicals, movie, fiction, and electronic gaming, Heitmann and Morales inform a narrative that highlights either human creativity and a few of the paradoxes of yankee life.