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In Their Own Words Criminals on Crime

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ISBN-10: 0195330544

ISBN-13: 9780195330540

Edition: 4th 2006

Authors: Paul Cromwell

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This anthology is a collection of ethnographic or field accounts of crime and criminals, providing a rare opportunity for students to view the world from the perspective of offenders. Few students ever encounter a real criminal during their education. The Fourth Edition of Paul Cromwell's In Their Own Words: Criminals on Crime is designed to provide an accessible surrogate experience--an inside perspective on the criminal mind. Brief introductions precede each reading, easing instruction by providing internal cohesiveness and structure to the book. In this reader, students will encounter gang members, burglars, shoplifters, pimps, prostitutes, killers, robbers, fences, addicts, rapists,…    
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 9.88" wide x 6.89" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Section 1
A Snowball's Chance in Hell: Doing Fieldwork With Active Residential Burglars
Researching Crack Dealers: Dilemmas and Contradictions
Why I'll Talk: Motives for Participating in Qualitative Research, Heith Copes and Andy Hochstetler
Section 2
The Socially Bounded Decision Making of Persistent Property Offenders
The Reasoning Burglar: Motives and Decision-Making Strategies
Women, Work, and Crime
Stick-Up, Street Culture, and Offender Motivation
Section 3
Streetlife and the Rewards of Auto Theft
Deciding to Commit a Burglary
Managing Fear to Commit Felony Theft
The Five-Finger Discount: An Analysis of Motivations for Shoplifting
Section 4
Dubs and Dees, Beats and Rims: Carjackers and Urban Violence
Serial Killers: Antecedent Behaviors and the Act of Murder
Convicted Rapists' Vocabulary of Motive
Creating the Illusion of Impending Death: Armed Robbers in Action
Section 5
Crime on the Line: Telemarketing and the Changing Nature of Professional Crime
How Doctors Defraud Medicaid: Doctors Tell Their Stories
Neutralization and Deviance in the Workplace: Theft of Supplies and Medicines by Hospital Nurses
Section 6
Fencing: Avenues for the Redistribution of Stolen Property
The Second Step in Double Jeopardy: Appropriating the Labor of Female Street Hustlers
Dealing Careers
Managing the Action: Sports Bookmakers as Entrepreneurs
Section 7
Homeboys, Dope Fiends, Legits, and New Jacks
Collective and Normative Features of Gang Crime
Gender and Victimization Risk Among Young Women in Gangs
Section 8
'E' Is for Ecstasy: A Participant Observation of Ecstasy Use
The Drugs-Crime Connection Among Stable Addicts
Inside the Drug Trade: Trafficking From the Dealer's Perspective
Perceived Risks and Criminal Justice Pressures on Middle-Class Cocaine Dealers
Section 9
Getting Out of the Life: Crime Desistance by Female Street Offenders
Aging Criminals: Changes in the Criminal Calculus
An Examination of Decision Making and Desistance From Marijuana Use