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About Criminals

A View of the Offender's World



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The purpose of this book is to present students with recent and important research on criminal behavior. The methodological approach taken is termed "naturalistic", one which allows criminals to discuss their offenses and lifestyles from their own perspective. Having offenders' voices heard along with the researchers' analysis offers students a real life view of what, how, and why various criminals behave the way they do. In short, the field studies conducted by the authors for all the articles in this anthology should provide the reader with a realistic portrayal of just what actual offenders say about crime and their participation in it.

Table of Contents

Introduction - M. Pogrebin Part I. Property Crimes 1. Searching a Dwelling: Deterrence and the Undeterred Burglar - R. Wright 2. Who Buys Stolen Property? - P. Cromwell, J. Olson, & D. W. Avary 3. Sneaky Thrills - J. Katz 4. Urban Graffiti: Crime, Control, and Resistance - J. Farrell Part II. Violent Crimes 5. Convicted Murders' Accounts of Their Crimes: A Case Study of Homicide in Small Communities - M. Ray, & R. Simonds 6. Motives of Reward Among Men Who Rape - R. Hale 7. Stick-Up, Street Culture, and Offender Motivation - B. Jacobs, & R. Wright 8. Dubs and Dees, Beats and Rims: Carjackers and Urban Violence - V. Topalli, & R. Wright Part III. Sex Crimes 9. The Second Step in Double Jeopardy: Appropriating the Labor of Female Hustlers - K. Romenesko, & E. Miller 10. Accounts of Professional Misdeeds: The Sexual Exploitation of Clients by Psychotherapists - M. Pogrebin, E. Poole, & J. Martinez 11. Sex Offender Community Notification: Managing High Risk Criminal or Exacting Further Vengeance? - R. Sevitz, & M. Farkas 12. Aural Assault: Obscene Phone Calls - P. Warner Part IV. White Collar - Occupational Crime 13. Drugged Druggists: The Convergence of Two Criminal Career Trajectories - D. Dabeny & R. Hollinger 14. Doctors Tell Their Stories. Prescription for Profit: How Doctors Defraud Medicaid - P. Jeslow, H. Pontell, & G. Geiss 15. Managing the Action: Sport Book-Makers as Entrepreneurs - P. Coontz 16. Denying the Guilty Mind: Accounting for Involvement in White Collar Crime - M. Benson Part V. Gangs and Crime 17. Collective and Normative Features of Gang Violence - S. Decker 18. Homeboys, Dope Fiends, Legits and New Jacks - J. Hedgedorn 19. The Perception of Gangs as a Problem in Nonmetropolitan Areas - R. Weisheit, & E. Wells 20. Gender and Victimization: Risk Taking Among Women in Gangs - J. Miller Part VI. Drugs and Crime 21. Narcotics Addicts' Hustling Strategies: Creation and Manipulation of Ambiguity - B. Lex 22. Crack Dealing on the Street: The Crew System and the Crack House - T. Miezckowski 23. Perceived Risks and Criminal Justice Pressures on Middle-Class Cocaine Dealers - D. Waldorf, & S. Murphy 24. Women in the Street-Level Drug Economy: Continuity or Change? - L. Maher, & K. Daly Part VII. Gender and Crime 25. Women Who Kill in Drug Market Situations - H. Browstein, H. Spunt, B. Crimmins, & S. Langley 26. Up It Up: Gender and the Accomplishment of Street Robbery - J. Miller 27. A Successful Female Crack Dealer: A Case Study of a Deviant Career - E. Dunlap, B. Johnson, & A. Manwar 28. Citizens and Outlaws: The Private lives and Public Lifestyles of Women in the Illicit Drug Economy - P. Morgan, & K. A. Joe Part VIII. Desistance from Crime 29. The Post Phase of Deviant Careers: Reintegrating Drug Traffickers - P. Adler 30. Getting Out of the Life: Crime Desistance by Female Street Offenders - I. Sommers, D. Baskin, & J. Fagan 31. Becoming Normal: Certification as a Stage in Exiting From Crime - T. Mesenhelder

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
March 25th, 2004
Edited by Mark Pogrebin
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
SAGE Publications Ltd
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