In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

Criminals on Crime : An Anthology

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Oxford University Press
The only anthology of its kind, In Their Own Words: Criminals on Crime, Sixth Edition, provides students with a nuanced perspective on how--and why--offenders make decisions that lead them to commit crimes.

Featuring firsthand accounts from gang members, burglars, shoplifters, pimps, prostitutes, killers, robbers, addicts, rapists, drug smugglers, and white-collar offenders, the anthology helps students understand the offenders' motives, perceptions, decision-making strategies, and rationalizations for crime.

Brief introductions precede each reading, placing the offenders' words into a theoretical context.


Eleven brand-new chapters covering a variety of topics, including female auto thieves, shoplifters, armed robbers, drugged druggists, middle-class drug dealers, barrio gangs, meth cooks, illegal steroids, and female street offenders' efforts to desist from crime

New section on strategies for field research

Additional cited studies on female offenders

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013, c2104
Edition: Sixth Edition
ISBN: 9780199920051
Characteristics: xxi, 442 pages ; 254cm


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