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Professional Thief

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ISBN-10: 0226780511

ISBN-13: 9780226780511

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Edwin Hardin Sutherland, Chic Conwell

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This monograph by a professional thief—with the aid of Edwin H. Sutherland's expert comments and analyses—is a revealing sociological document that goes far to explain the genesis, development, and patterns of criminal behavior. "Chic Conwell," as the author was known in the underworld, gives a candid and forthright account of the highly organized society in which the professional thief lives. He tells how he learned to steal, survive, succeed, and ultimately to pay his debt to society and prepare himself for full and useful citizenship.The Professional Thiefpresents in amazing detail the hard, cold facts about the private lives and professional habits of pickpockets, shoplifters, and…    
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Book details

Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/15/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The Professional Thief, Written by a Professional Thief and Annotated
The Profession
The Mob
The Rackets
the Fix
The Thief and the Law
Stealing as a Business
The Social and Personal Life of the Thief
The Thief and Society
Interpretation and Conclusion