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About criminals : a view of the offenders' world

Author: Mark Pogrebin
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The articles in this anthology, all based on actual field studies, provide the reader with a realistic portrayal of just what actual offenders say about crime and their participation in it. The offenders’ voices, along with the researchers’ analyses, offer students a real-life view of what, how, and why various criminals behave the way they do. The readings explore a wide array of specific types of criminal  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Pogrebin
ISBN: 9781412999441 1412999448
OCLC Number: 880792163
Description: xi, 347 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: Understanding adolescent property crime using a delinquent events perspective / Vera Lopez --
Street life and the rewards of auto theft / Heith Copes --
Gender, social networks, and residential burglary / Christopher Mullins and Richard Wright --
Retrospective accounts of violent events by gun offenders / Mark Pogrebin ... [et al.] --
Dubs and dees, beats and rims : carjackers and urban violence / Volkan Topalli and Richard Wright --
Gangstas, thugs and hustlas : identity and the code of the street in rap music / Charis Kubrin --
Street smarts and urban myths : women, sex work, and the role of storytelling in risk reduction and rationalization / Brenda Roche, Alan Neaigus, and Maureen Miller --
Accounts of professional misdeeds : the sexual exploitation of clients by psychotherapists / Mark Pogrebin, Eric Poole, and Amos Martinez --
Constructing coercion : the organization of sexual assault / Brian Monahan and Joseph Morolla --
From punk kids to public enemy number one / Pete Simi, Lowell Smith, and Ann M.S. Reeser --
Gang-related gun violence : socialization, identity, and self / Paul Stretesky and Mark Pogrebin --
Young mother (in the) hood : gang girls' negotiation of new identities / Molly Moloney ... [et al.] --
Dialing for dollars : opportunities, justifications, and telemarketing fraud / Neal Shover, Glenn Coffey, and Clinton Sanders --
Understanding identity theft : offenders' accounts of their lives and crimes / Heith Copes and Lynne Vieraitis --
Transferring subcultural knowledge on-line : practices and beliefs of persistent digital pirates / Thomas Holt and Heith Copes --
Cooks are like gods : hierarchies in methamphetamine-producing groups / Robert Jenkot --
We weren't like no regular dope fiends : negotiating hustler and crackhead identities / Heith Copes, Andy Hochstetler, and J. Patrick Williams --
Writing against the image of the monstrous crack mother / Aline Gubrium --
Moving beyond stereotypes : women's subjective accounts of their violent crime / Candace Kruttschnitt and Kristin Carbone-Lopez --
The work of sex work : elite prostitutes' vocational orientations and experiences / Ann Lucas --
Mothering, crime and incarceration / Kathleen Ferraro and Angela Moe --
The familial relationships of former prisoners : examining the link between residence and informal support mechanisms / Damian Martinez and Johnna Christian --
On the ropes : Londa and Derek / Donald Braman --
Leaving the streets : transformation of prostitute identity within the prostitution rehabilitation program / Sharon Oselin --
"Me and the law is not friends" : how former prisoners make sense of reentry / Lucia Trimbur --
The love of a good man : romantic relationships as a source of support or hindrance of female ex-offenders / Andrea Leverentz.
Responsibility: edited by Mark R. Pogrebin.

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Combining offenders' accounts with researchers' analysis, this text covers a wide range of criminal behaviours and presents readers with a real-life picture of the behaviour of criminals.  Read more...

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