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Crooked talk : five hundred years of the language of crime

Author: Jonathon Green
Publisher: London : Random House, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at five hundred years of crooks and conmen, from the hedge-creepers and counterfeit cranks of the sixteenth century to the blaggers and burners of the twenty-first.

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Genre/Form: History
Terminology
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathon Green
ISBN: 9781847946287 1847946283
OCLC Number: 746316381
Description: 394 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Swindlers, Conmen and Frauds --
In the Beginning: 16th-century Swindles --
The Swindler at Work --
Specialists and Their Cons --
The Act of Swindling --
The Victim --
2. Blackmailers and Others --
Blackmail --
Extortion --
Forgery and Counterfeiting --
3. Street Crime --
Cuting Purses and Picking Pockets --
The Cutpurse --
The Pickpocket --
The Street Con Artist: Peas, Thimbles, Garters and Other Tricks --
4. Theft and Robbery --
General Thieving --
To Rob and to Steal --
The Many Varieties of Thief --
The Receiver --
The Stolen Goods or Loot --
The Store or Hiding Place --
The Share-out --
Shoplifting --
The Bank Robber and Safebreaker --
5. Violent Crime --
The Highwayman --
The Bushranger --
The Mugger --
The Garrotter --
The World of Guns --
Knives, Coshes and Other Weapons of Choice --
6. Gangs --
Early Gangs --
The Birth of the American Gang --
The Australian Larrikin --
The Growth of American Teen Gangs --
The Modern US Gang --
The British Teen Gang --
7. Drugs --
Drug Names --
Dealing Drugs --
Weights and Measures --
8. Prostitution --
The Prostitute --
The Client --
The Brothel --
The Pimp --
9. The Agents of the Law --
The Many Names for the Police --
The Detective --
The Corrupt Policeman --
The Informer --
The Arrest --
10. Trial and Sentencing The Trial --
Sentencing: Prison --
Sentencing: Hanging --
Sentencing: Electrocution, Gas and Lethal Injection --
Sentencing: Non-custodial Punishments --
Sentencing: Transportation --
11. Incarceration --
The Prison --
Prison Officials --
The Prisoner --
Prison Life --
The Cell --
Food, Drink and Drugs --
Escape --
Parole and Release.
Responsibility: Jonathon Green.

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