Why They Kill The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist

ISBN-10: 0375702482
ISBN-13: 9780375702488
Edition: 2000
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Description: Lonnie Athens was raised by a brutally domineering father. Defying all odds, Athens became a groundbreaking criminologist. This work is a critique of his seminal work, as well as an investigation into the history of violence.

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/10/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Lonnie Athens was raised by a brutally domineering father. Defying all odds, Athens became a groundbreaking criminologist. This work is a critique of his seminal work, as well as an investigation into the history of violence.

Richard Lee Rhodes is a writer. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas on July 4, 1937. Rhodes received a B.A. from Yale University in 1959. Rhodes has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He began writing articles and essays that appeared in Harper's, Reader's Digest, Esquire, The New Yorker, and Rolling Stone. Rhodes first book, The Island Ground, was published in 1970. He has written more than two dozen books. Rhodes' book, The Making of the Atomic Bomb won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction. Another book, Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1996.

The Man Who Talks to Murderers
Prologue
Bring It On
Thoughts Filled with Ghosts
How the System Works
The Full, Ugly Reality
Taking the Attitude of the Other
Beautiful Narrative
Conscious Constructions
Phantom Communities
Academic Crackers and Cheese
The Creation of Dangerous Violent Criminals (I)
The Creation of Dangerous Violent Criminals (II)
The Civilizing Process
Cheryl Crane
Alex Kelly, Perry Smith, Mike Tyson
Lee Harvey Oswald
Murders with Motives
Monopolies of Violence
The History of Childhood
Primitive Violence
The Self as a Soliloquy
Dramatic Self-Change
Universal Processes
The Gates of Mercy Shut Up
Strategies of Prevention and Control
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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