About Criminals: A View of the Offenders' World (2nd Revised edition)

About Criminals: A View of the Offenders' World (2nd Revised edition)

By: Professor Mark R. Pogrebin (editor)Paperback

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This text presents students with recent and important research on criminal behaviour. The field studies conducted by the contributing authors for all the articles in this anthology will provide the reader with a realistic portrayal of what actual offenders say about crime and their participation in it. Having offenders' voices heard along with the researchers' analyses offers students a real-life view of what, how, and why various criminals behave the way they do. The readings explore a wide array of specific types of criminal behaviour, covering the majority of types found in almost every standard criminology text. Each article has been selected for its ability to artfully portray the perspective of those offenders being studied and its readability for students.

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Mark R. Pogrebin is a Professor and Director of Criminal Justice in the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has conducted numerous field studies in the areas of police undercover work, tragic events, Afro-American policewomen, emotion management, women jailers, psychotherapists' deviant behavior with clients, women in prison and on parole, and the strategic uses of humor among police. He has published three books and numerous journal articles and has had over twenty of his publications reprinted in anthologies. Professor Pogrebin has his M.A. from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. A nationally-recognized authority in the field of criminal justice, Dr. Pogrebin held faculty positions at Florida State University and the University of Iowa prior to joining SPA in 1976. His present interests lie in the areas of criminology and penology, sociology of law and organizations, administration of justice, deviant behavior, and qualitative research methods.


Introduction PART I: Property Crimes 1. Understanding Adolescent Property Crime Using a Delinquent Events Perspective - Vera Lopez 2. Street Life and the Rewards of Auto Theft, by Heith Copes - Heith Copes 3. Gender, Social Networks, and Residential Burglary - Christopher Mullins and Richard Wright PART II: Violent Crimes 4. Retrospective Accounts of Violent Events by Gun Offenders - Mark Pogrebin, Paul Stretesky, N. Prabha Unnithan, and Gerald Venor 5. Dubs and Dees, Beats and Rims: Carjackers and Urban Violence - Volkan Topalli and Richard Wright 6. Gangstas, Thugs and Hustlas: Identity and the Code of the Street in Rap Music - Charis Kubrin PART III: Sex Crimes 7. Street Smarts and Urban Myths: Women, Sex Work, and the Role of Storytelling in Risk Reduction and Rationalization - Brenda Roche, Alan Neaigus, and Maureen Miller 8.Accounts of Professional Misdeeds: The Sexual Exploitation of Clients by Psychotherapists - Mark Pogrebin, Eric Poole, and Amos Martinez 9.Constructing Coercion: The Organization of Sexual Assault - Brian Monahan and Joseph Morolla PART IV: Gangs and Crime From Punk Kids to Public Enemy Number One - Pete Simi, Lowell Smith, and Ann M.S. Reeser 11. Gang-Related Gun Violence: Socialization, Identity, and Self - Paul Stretesky and Mark Pogrebin 12. Young Mother (in the) Hood: Gang Girls' Negotiation of New Identities - Molly Moloney, Geoffrey Hunt, Karen Joe-Laidler, PART V: White Collar-Occupational Crime 13. Dialing for Dollars: Opportunities, Justifications, and Telemarketing Fraud - Neal Shover, Glenn Coffey, and Clinton Sanders 14. Understanding Identity Theft: Offenders' Accounts of their Lives and Crimes - Heith Copes and Lynne Vieraitis 15.Transferring Subcultural Knowledge On-Line: Practices and Beliefs of Persistent Digital Pirates - Thomas Holt and Heith Copes PART VI: Drugs and Crime 16. Cooks are like Gods: Hierarchies in Methamphetamine-Producing Groups - Robert Jenkot 17.We Weren't Like no Regular Dope Fiends: Negotiating Hustler and Crackhead Identities - Heith Copes, Andy Hochstetler, and J. Patrick Williams 18.Writing Against the Image of the Monstrous Crack Mother - Aline Gubrium PART VII: Gender and Crime 19. Moving Beyond Stereotypes: Women's Subjective Accounts of their Violent Crime - Candace Kruttschnitt and Kristin Carbone-Lopez 20. The Work of Sex Work: Elite Prostitutes' Vocational Orientations and Experiences - Ann Lucas 21. Mothering, Crime and Incarceration - Kathleen Ferraro and Angela Moe PART VIII: Support Systems and Crime 22.The Familial Relationships of Former Prisoners: Examining the Link Between Residence and Informal Support Mechanisms - Damian Martinez and Johnna Christian 23 .On the Ropes: Londa and Derek - Donald Braman 24. Leaving the Streets: Transformation of Prostitute Identity within the Prostitution Rehabilitation Program - Sharon Oselin 25.Me and the Law is not Friends": How Former Prisoners Make Sense of Reentry - Lucia Trimbur 26. The Love of a Good Man? Romantic Relationships as a Source of Support or Hindrance of Female Ex-Offenders - Andrea Leverentz

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  • publication date: 06/02/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781412999441
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781412999441
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 1412999448
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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