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In Their Own Words: Criminals on Crime (5TH 09 - Old Edition)

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Understanding the "criminal mind" (tactics, motives, psychology) is essential to the effective control and prevention of crime. Yet few undergraduates ever encounter a "real" criminal during their studies. How can students be expected to develop proper measures for the prevention of crime without first understanding the person behind the crime?

Bridging this gap, In Their Own Words: Criminals on Crime, Fifth Edition, provides students with access to the perspective of "the offender." The only book of its kind, this anthology presents ethnographic accounts of gang members, burglars, shoplifters, pimps, prostitutes, killers, robbers, addicts, rapists, drug smugglers, and white-collar offenders--all of whom discuss their motives, perceptions, decision-making strategies, and rationalizations for crime.

In order to help students become more careful, critical practitioners of criminology, the researchers of this volume frame each reading with a helpful introduction that places the criminal's words into a relevant theoretical context. An insightful analysis and conclusion follow each article.

Ideal for courses in criminology, behavior profiling, criminal behavior, and criminal psychology, In Their Own Words: Criminals on Crime, Fifth Edition, provides students with a nuanced perspective on how--and why--offenders make decisions that lead them to commit crimes.

FEATURES OF THE FIFTH EDITION


· Twelve new chapters (four of which are original contributions)--featuring current material that resonates with students


· New and expanded coverage of many timely topics including terrorism, identity theft, computer hacking, and drug smuggling


· A Test Bank containing multiple-choice, essay, and true/false questions for each chapter

Synopsis:

In Their Own Words 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, and this anthology is designed to provide an accessible look at the criminal mind. Brief introductions precede each reading, 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, drug smugglers, and white-collar offenders--all of whom discuss their motives, perceptions, decision-making strategies, and rationalizations for crime. In each article, the researcher places the offenders' words into a theoretical context and then provides analyses and conclusions.

The fourth edition features fourteen new articles, which explore the following topics:

* Why inmates consent to interviews

* The motivations and antecedents of armed robbery

* Street life and the rewards of auto theft

* The dynamics underlying a decision to commit a burglary

* The planning, enactment, and aftermath of carjacking events

* The lifestyles and motivations of illegal telemarketers

* Serial killers and FBI profilers discuss the planning and act of sexual homicide

* The various avenues burglars use to dispose of stolen property

* Collective and normative features of gang crime

* Gender and victimization risk among young women in gangs

* Drug trafficking from the dealer's perspective

* Risks and pressures on middle-class cocaine sellers

* Analyzing the factors for desisting from crime

* The motivations for quitting marijuana use

About the Author

Paul Cromwell is Professor of Criminal Justice at Wichita State University.

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction to Ethnographic Research in Criminology

1. A Snowball's Chance in Hell: Doing Fieldwork With Active Residential Burglars, Richard T. Wright, Scott H. Decker, Allison K. Redfern, and Dietrich L. Smith

2. Researching Crack Dealers: Dilemmas and Contradictions, Bruce A. Jacobs

3. Why I'll Talk: Motives for Participating in Qualitative Research, Heith Copes and Andy Hochstetler

Section II: Criminal Lifestyles and Decision Making

4. The Socially Bounded Decision Making of Persistent Property Offenders, Neal Shover and David Honaker

5. The Reasoning Burglar: Motives and Decision-Making Strategies, Paul Cromwell and James N. Olson

6. Women, Work, and Crime, Deborah R. Baskin and Ira Sommers

7. Stick-Up, Street Culture, and Offender Motivation, Bruce A. Jacobs and Richard T. Wright

Section III: Property Crime

8. Streetlife and the Rewards of Auto Theft, Heith Copes

9. Deciding to Commit a Burglary, Richard T. Wright and Scott H. Decker

10. Managing Fear to Commit Felony Theft, Andy Hochstetler and Heith Copes

11. The Five-Finger Discount: An Analysis of Motivations for Shoplifting, Paul Cromwell, Lee Parker, and Shawna Mobley

Section IV: Violent Crime

12. Dubs and Dees, Beats and Rims: Carjackers and Urban Violence, Volkan Topalli and Richard T. Wright

13. Serial Killers: Antecedent Behaviors and the Act of Murder, Robert K. Ressler, Ann W. Burgess, and John E. Douglas

14. Convicted Rapists' Vocabulary of Motive, Diana Scully and Joseph Marolla

15. Creating the Illusion of Impending Death: Armed Robbers in Action, Richard T. Wright and Scott H. Decker

Section V: Occupational Crime

16. Crime on the Line: Telemarketing and the Changing Nature of Professional Crime, Neal Shover, Glenn S. Coffey, and Dick Hobbs

17. How Doctors Defraud Medicaid: Doctors Tell Their Stories, Paul Jesilow, Henry M. Pontell, and Gilbert Geis

18. Neutralization and Deviance in the Workplace: Theft of Supplies and Medicines by Hospital Nurses, Dean Dabney

Section VI: Illegal Occupations

19. Fencing: Avenues for the Redistribution of Stolen Property, Paul Cromwell and James N. Olson

20. The Second Step in Double Jeopardy: Appropriating the Labor of Female Street Hustlers, Kim Romenesko and Eleanor M. Miller

21. Dealing Careers, Patricia A. Adler

22. Managing the Action: Sports Bookmakers as Entrepreneurs, Phyllis Coontz

Section VII: Gangs and Crime

23. Homeboys, Dope Fiends, Legits, and New Jacks, John M. Hagedorn

24. Collective and Normative Features of Gang Crime, Scott H. Decker

25. Gender and Victimization Risk Among Young Women in Gangs, Jody Miller

Section VIII: Drugs and Crime

26. 'E' Is for Ecstasy: A Participant Observation of Ecstasy Use, Wilson R. Palacios and Melissa E. Fenwick

27. The Drugs-Crime Connection Among Stable Addicts, Charles E. Faupel

28. Inside the Drug Trade: Trafficking From the Dealer's Perspective, Kenneth D. Tunnell

29. Perceived Risks and Criminal Justice Pressures on Middle-Class Cocaine Dealers, Dan Waldorf and Sheigla Murphy

Section IX: Quitting Crime

30. Getting Out of the Life: Crime Desistance by Female Street Offenders, Ira Sommers, Deborah R. Baskin, and Jeffrey Fagan

31. Aging Criminals: Changes in the Criminal Calculus, Neal Shover

32. An Examination of Decision Making and Desistance From Marijuana Use, Rashi Shukla

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195383195
Subtitle:
Criminals on Crime
Author:
Cromwell, Paul
Author:
null, Paul
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Research
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Criminology -- Field work.
Subject:
Crime -- Research.
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Criminology / Criminal Justice
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20090325
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 figure, several tables
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9.1 x 1 in 1.381 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In Their Own Words 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, and this anthology is designed to provide an accessible look at the criminal mind. Brief introductions precede each reading, 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, drug smugglers, and white-collar offenders--all of whom discuss their motives, perceptions, decision-making strategies, and rationalizations for crime. In each article, the researcher places the offenders' words into a theoretical context and then provides analyses and conclusions.

The fourth edition features fourteen new articles, which explore the following topics:

* Why inmates consent to interviews

* The motivations and antecedents of armed robbery

* Street life and the rewards of auto theft

* The dynamics underlying a decision to commit a burglary

* The planning, enactment, and aftermath of carjacking events

* The lifestyles and motivations of illegal telemarketers

* Serial killers and FBI profilers discuss the planning and act of sexual homicide

* The various avenues burglars use to dispose of stolen property

* Collective and normative features of gang crime

* Gender and victimization risk among young women in gangs

* Drug trafficking from the dealer's perspective

* Risks and pressures on middle-class cocaine sellers

* Analyzing the factors for desisting from crime

* The motivations for quitting marijuana use

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