Saturday, July 11, 2009

New Book -- Economic Misery and Crime Waves, in press (again)

This is an update for those following the release of my new book titled, Economic Misery and Crime Waves: the second Great Depression and coming crime wave, and what we can do about it.

The new book (cover shown) is at the printing press (again) and in pre-press for publication this summer. A formal press release will be issued when the book is out publicly; additionally, several venues for public release have been made including the following major event:

Announcing the public presentation on the topic of "Economic Misery and Crime Waves", by book author Severin L. Sorensen, CPP, who will present on the topic of "Economic Misery and Crime Waves: Preparations for the Coming Crime Wave," along with the public release of his new book, Economic Misery and Crime Waves: the second Great Depression and coming crime wave, and what we can do about it -- at the 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits of ASIS International, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, September 21, 2009, from 11am to noon. Following the presentation the author will be available for questions and answer period, along with a book signing for the First Edition of Economic Misery and Crime Waves. Press inquiries can contact

New Research on Linkage of Economic Misery and Homicide

Evidences of linkages of economic crises and crime will start springing forth as we head into the fall and winter season. The pressure cooker of increasing economic misery will push some over the edge. A new blog posted by Melissa Lafsky, headlines, some UK Oxford research of the following --

From Laftsky's blog, "Rises in unemployment similar to those in the current economic crisis increase homicide and suicide rates, according to researchers at the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In the upcoming edition of the Lancet, they published a paper titled “The Public Health Effect of Economic Crisis and Alternative Government Policy Responses in Europe: An Empirical Analysis.” Among their findings:"

"The authors looked at how economic changes have affected mortality rates in 26 European Union (EU) countries over the past three decades, and identified how governments might reduce adverse effects."

"They found that for every 1% increase in unemployment, there was a 0.8% rise in suicide rates at ages younger than 65 years—or between 60 and 550 extra suicides per year across the EU. Murder rates also rose 0.8%. Both these effects were greatest at working ages…If unemployment rose by more than 3%, suicide rates for those aged under 65 rose by 4.5%, and deaths from alcohol abuse by 28%."