Codes of the underworld : how criminals communicate (Book, 2011) []
skip to content
Codes of the underworld : how criminals communicate Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Codes of the underworld : how criminals communicate

Author: Diego Gambetta
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

From ancient Rome to the gangs of modern Japan, from the prisons of Western countries to terrorist and pedophile rings, this book explains how many criminals successfully stay in business. By  Read more...


(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diego Gambetta
ISBN: 0691152470 9780691152479 9780691119373 0691119376
OCLC Number: 750925965
Awards: Winner of Media Ecology Association: Dorothy Lee Award 2010
Short-listed for PROSE Awards: Sociology & Social Work 2009
Description: 1 v. : Illustrationen ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments vii Introduction ix Abbreviations xxiii PART I: costly signals Chapter 1: Criminal Credentials 3 Chapter 2: The Power of Limits 30 Chapter 3: Information as Hostage 54 Chapter 4: Why Prisoners Fight (and Signal) 78 Chapter 5: Self-harm as a Signal 111 PART II: conventional signals Chapter 6: Conventional and Iconic Signals 149 Chapter 7: Protecting Easy-to-Fake Signals 174 Chapter 8: Criminal Trademarks 195 Chapter 9: Nicknames 230 Chapter 10: Why (Low) Life Imitates Art 251 Notes 275 Bibliography 313 Index 327
Responsibility: Diego Gambetta.


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

Winner of the 2010 Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture, Media Ecology Association One of New Scientist blog's Best Books for 2009 Winner of the 2009 PROSE Award in Read more...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.