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This text presents students with recent and important research on criminal behavior. The field studies conducted by the contributing authors for all the articles in this anthology will provide the reader with a realistic portrayal of just 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 behavior, 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.
Table of Contents
|Understanding Adolescent Property Crime Using a Delinquent Events Perspective|
|Street Life and the Rewards of Auto Theft, by Heith Copes|
|Gender, Social Networks, and Residential Burglary|
|Retrospective Accounts of Violent Events by Gun Offenders|
|Dubs and Dees, Beats and Rims: Carjackers and Urban Violence|
|Gangstas, Thugs and Hustlas: Identity and the Code of the Street in Rap Music|
|Street Smarts and Urban Myths: Women, Sex Work, and the Role of Storytelling in Risk Reduction and Rationalization|
|Accounts of Professional Misdeeds: The Sexual Exploitation of Clients by Psychotherapists|
|Constructing Coercion: The Organization of Sexual Assault|
|Gangs and Crime|
|From Punk Kids to Public Enemy Number One|
|Gang-Related Gun Violence: Socialization, Identity, and Self|
|Young Mother (in the) Hood: Gang Girls‚«÷ Negotiation of New Identities|
|White Collar‚«ŰOccupational Crime|
|Dialing for Dollars: Opportunities, Justifications, and Telemarketing Fraud|
|Understanding Identity Theft: Offenders‚«÷ Accounts of their Lives and Crimes|
|Transferring Subcultural Knowledge On-Line: Practices and Beliefs of Persistent Digital Pirates|
|Drugs and Crime|
|Cooks are like Gods: Hierarchies in Methamphetamine-Producing Groups|
|We Weren‚«÷t Like no Regular Dope Fiends: Negotiating Hustler and Crackhead Identities|
|Writing Against the Image of the Monstrous Crack Mother|
|Gender and Crime|
|Moving Beyond Stereotypes: Women‚«÷s Subjective Accounts of their Violent Crime|
|The Work of Sex Work: Elite Prostitutes‚«÷ Vocational Orientations and Experiences|
|Mothering, Crime and Incarceration|
|Support Systems and Crime|
|The Familial Relationships of Former Prisoners: Examining the Link Between Residence and Informal Support Mechanisms|
|On the Ropes: Londa and Derek|
|Leaving the Streets: Transformation of Prostitute Identity within the Prostitution Rehabilitation Program|
|Me and the Law is not Friends‚«†: How Former Prisoners Make Sense of Reentry|
|The Love of a Good Man? Romantic Relationships as a Source of Support or Hindrance of Female Ex-Offenders|
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