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About criminals : a view of the offender's world
Pogrebin, Mark.
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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [2004]

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xiii, 358 pages ; 26 cm
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HV6789 .A3442 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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About Criminals: A View of the Offender's World is a collection of readings that presents recent and important research on criminal behavior. The book takes a "naturalistic" approach, allowing criminals to discuss their offenses and lifestyles from their own perspective. This method gives criminals the opportunity to disclose details of their offending behavior and reasons for their participation in crime. About Criminals offers a first-hand examination of offenders' motivations, descriptions of how they operate, their thoughts about victims, and descriptive analysis about their sometimes deviant lifestyles.

Table of Contents

IntroductionM. Pogrebin
Part I Property Crimes
1 Searching a Dwelling: Deterrence and the Undeterred BurglarR. Wright
2 Who Buys Stolen Property?P. Cromwell and J. Olson and D. W. Avary
3 Sneaky ThrillsJ. Katz
4 Urban Graffiti: Crime, Control, and ResistanceJ. Farrell
Part II Violent Crimes
5 Convicted Murders' Accounts of Their Crimes: A Case Study of Homicide in Small CommunitiesM. Ray and R. Simonds
6 Motives of Reward Among Men Who RapeR. Hale
7 Stick-Up, Street Culture, and Offender MotivationB. Jacobs and R. Wright
8 Dubs and Dees, Beats and Rims: Carjackers and Urban ViolenceV. Topalli and R. Wright
Part III Sex Crimes
9 The Second Step in Double Jeopardy: Appropriating the Labor of Female HustlersK. Romenesko and E. Miller
10 Accounts of Professional Misdeeds: The Sexual Exploitation of Clients by PsychotherapistsM. Pogrebin and E. Poole and J. Martinez
11 Sex Offender Community Notification: Managing High Risk Criminal or Exacting Further Vengeance?R. Sevitz and M. Farkas
12 Aural Assault: Obscene Phone CallsP. Warner
Part IV White Collar - Occupational Crime
13 Drugged Druggists: The Convergence of Two Criminal Career TrajectoriesD. Dabeny and R. Hollinger
14 Doctors Tell Their Stories. Prescription for Profit: How Doctors Defraud MedicaidP. Jeslow and H. Pontell and G. Geiss
15 Managing the Action: Sport Book-Makers as EntrepreneursP. Coontz
16 Denying the Guilty Mind: Accounting for Involvement in White Collar CrimeM. Benson
Part V Gangs and Crime
17 Collective and Normative Features of Gang ViolenceS. Decker
18 Homeboys, Dope Fiends, Legits and New JacksJ. Hedgedorn
19 The Perception of Gangs as a Problem in Nonmetropolitan AreasR. Weisheit and E. Wells
20 Gender and Victimization: Risk Taking Among Women in GangsJ. Miller
Part VI Drugs and Crime
21 Narcotics Addicts' Hustling Strategies: Creation and Manipulation of AmbiguityB. Lex
22 Crack Dealing on the Street: The Crew System and the Crack HouseT. Miezckowski
23 Perceived Risks and Criminal Justice Pressures on Middle-Class Cocaine DealersD. Waldorf and S. Murphy
24 Women in the Street-Level Drug Economy: Continuity or Change?L. Maher and K. Daly
Part VII Gender and Crime
25 Women Who Kill in Drug Market SituationsH. Browstein and H. Spunt and B. Crimmins and S. Langley
26 Up It Up: Gender and the Accomplishment of Street RobberyJ. Miller
27 A Successful Female Crack Dealer: A Case Study of a Deviant CareerE. Dunlap and B. Johnson and A. Manwar
28 Citizens and Outlaws: The Private lives and Public Lifestyles of Women in the Illicit Drug EconomyP. Morgan and K. A. Joe
Part VIII Desistance from Crime
29 The Post Phase of Deviant Careers: Reintegrating Drug TraffickersP. Adler
30 Getting Out of the Life: Crime Desistance by Female Street OffendersI. Sommers and D. Baskin and J. Fagan
31 Becoming Normal: Certification as a Stage in Exiting From CrimeT. Mesenhelder