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In their own words : criminals on crime : an anthology

Author: Paul F Cromwell
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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In this volume the researchers frame each reading with a helpful introduction that places the criminals words into a relevant theoretical context. An insightful analysis and conclusion follow each article.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul F Cromwell
ISBN: 9780195383195 0195383192
OCLC Number: 294885608
Description: xx, 419 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Criminal lifestyles and decision making --
The socially bounded decision making of persistent property offenders --
The reasoning offender: motives and decision-making strategies --
Opportunities and decisions: interactional dynamics in robbery and burglary groups --
Property crime --
The key to auto theft: emerging methods of auto theft from the offenders' perspective --
The five-finger discount: an analysis of motivations for shoplifting --
Becoming a computer hacker: examining the enculturation and development of computer deviants --
Identity theft: assessing offenders' motivations and strategies --
Violent crime --
The new face of terrorism: socio-cultural foundations of contemporary terrorism --
Creating the illusion of impending death: armed robbers in action --
Gendering violence: masculinity and power in men's accounts of domestic violence --
Retrospective accounts of violent events by gun offenders --
Occupational crime --
Crime on the line: telemarketing and the changing nature of professional crime --
Denying the guilty mind: accounting for involvement in a white-collar crime --
Neutralization and deviance in the workplace: theft of supplies and medicines by hospital nurses --
Illegal occupations --
The "myth of organization" of international drug smugglers --
Fencing: avenues for redistribution of stolen property --
The second step in double jeopardy: appropriating the labor of female street hustlers --
Gangs and crime --
Gang-related gun violence: socialization, identity, and self --
Gender and victimization risk among young women in gangs --
Homeboys, dope fiends, legits, and new jacks --
Drugs and crime --
"E" is for ecstasy: a participant observation study of ecstasy use --
The drugs-crime connection among stable addicts --
Property crime and women drug dealers in Australia --
Researching crack dealers: dilemmas and contradictions --
Quitting crime --
Aging criminals: changes in the criminal calculus.
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In this volume the researchers frame each reading with a helpful introduction that places the criminals words into a relevant theoretical context. An insightful analysis and conclusion follow each article.

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