Grand theft auto : the technology of stealing cars /
"As early as 1910 Americans recognized that cars were easy to steal and, once stolen, hard to find. A car was its own getaway vehicle, and cars looked much alike. Model styles and colors eventually changed, and so did the means of making a stolen car disappear. Though changing license plates an...
Johns Hopkins University Press,
Table of Contents:
- Park at your own risk
- "Stop, thief!"
- Juvenile delinquents, hardened criminals, and ineffectual technological solutions
- From the personal garage to the surveillance society
- Car theft in the electronic and digital age
- Mexico, the U.S., and international auto theft
- The recent past
- Conclusion stealing the American dream
- Appendix A: Various U.S. automobile theft crime reports and surveys, 1924-2010
- Appendix B: Tables.