In Their Own Words Criminals on Crime

ISBN-10: 0199920052

ISBN-13: 9780199920051

Edition: 6th 2014

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Description: The only anthology of its kind,In Their Own Words: Criminals on Crime, Sixth Edition, provides students with a nuanced perspective on how--and why--offenders make decisions that lead them to commit crimes.Featuring firsthand accounts from gang members, burglars, shoplifters, pimps, prostitutes, killers, robbers, addicts, rapists, drug smugglers, and white-collar offenders, the anthology helps students understand the offenders' motives, perceptions, decision-making strategies, and rationalizations for crime.Brief introductions precede each reading, placing the offenders' words into a theoretical context.NEW TO THIS EDITIONEleven brand-new chapters covering a variety of topics, including female auto thieves, shoplifters, armed robbers, drugged druggists, middle-class drug dealers, barrio gangs, meth cooks, illegal steroids, and female street offenders' efforts to desist from crimeNew section on strategies for field researchAdditional cited studies on female offenders

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Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Michael Birzer is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the School of Community Affairs at Wichita State University, Kansas. Cliff Roberson is Editor-in-Chief of the Professional Issues in Criminal Justice Journal , Academic Chair for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program at Kaplan University, and an Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas.

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