Corruption is evident in both Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Hammett's Red Harvest. In Jacobs the city planners are focused on what would be more beneficial for vehicles traveling into cities, workers, and commercial business. They barely consider what is best for the residents and willingly relocate them and reconstruct their surroundings. In Red Harvest the town is over run by gang violence and people in power are corrupted. No one in the town is able to trust each other. Corruption eventually leads to violence and mistrust because everyone becomes self-seeking at any cost.