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Whiz mob : a correlation of the technical argot of pickpockets with their behavior pattern

Author: David W Maurer
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub., 2003, ©1964.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is a study of the world of pickpockets. It explains the words used by pickpockets and uses them to provide a window into the life and experiences of the professional criminal.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Maurer
ISBN: 0742533514 9780742533516
OCLC Number: 53177323
Notes: Originally published in Nov. 1955 as Publication of the American Dialect Society, no. 24.
Description: 216 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Nature of Professional Crime Chapter 3 The Pickpocket and Legitimate Society Chapter 4 The Place of the Pickpocket in the Underworld Chapter 5 Usage Levels of the Pickpocket Chapter 6 The Act of Theft Chapter 7 Different Types of Mobs Chapter 8 The Mark Chapter 9 Money and Valuables Chapter 10 The Thief and the Law Chapter 11 Skills and Training Chapter 12 Places to Work Chapter 13 Ethics and Morals Chapter 14 The Word-Finder List
Responsibility: by David W. Maurer.

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