Criminal to Critic

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-30
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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This autobiographical discourse traces the experiences of James E. Palombo from drug-dealing wise guy and convict to social worker, professor, and world traveler. Along the way, and through his struggles, Palombo speaks to a variety of important issues relative to America-a country he sees as often at odds with its own identity. Combined with the research of Randall G. Shelden, Criminal to Critic raises significant and timely thoughts, ultimately serving as a bridge between academic and public audiences in encouraging a dialogue imperative to today's need for a more unified and civicminded society. Book jacket.

Author Biography

James E. Palombo is adjunct faculty in the criminal justice department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He also works at a variety of concerns related to crime and justice in the community. He continues to travel and write Randall G. Shelden is professor of criminal justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. xxi
Jailp. 3
Prisonp. 17
The New Placep. 31
Getting Outp. 41
Getting Onp. 67
Becoming an Academicp. 79
Career Developments in Californiap. 91
A Move to New Yorkp. 109
The European Experiencep. 125
The Far Eastp. 145
Europe and the Middle Eastp. 157
Returning to the Scene of the Crimep. 181
Conclusion: Rethinking Americap. 193
Afterwordp. 203
Indexp. 229
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