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...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Heitmann, John Alfred.
Other Authors: Morales, Rebecca.
Format: eBook
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 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.