Confessions of a Dying Thief: Understanding Criminal Careers and Illegal Enterprise
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BeschreibungConfessions of a Dying Thief is an in-depth ethnographic study of the world of Sam Goodman, a long-time thief, fence, and quasi-legitimate businessman, based on continuous contact with him for many years, multiple interviews with his network of associates in crime and business, and a series of interviews with him shortly before he died. The book updates and greatly expands the case study of Sam Goodmans fencing activity found in Steffensmeiers award-winning 1986 book The Fence: In the Shadow of Two Worlds. The book combines Sams colorful narrative accounts with substantive commentary by the authors to provide a more nuanced portrayal of criminal careers, illegal enterprise, and the broad landscape comprising the entity called "crime."
PortraitDarrell J. Steffensmeier is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Crime, Law and Justice at Pennsylvania State University. Jeffrey T. Ulmer is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Crime, Law and Justice at Pennsylvania State University.
Untertitel: 'New Lines in Criminology'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ALDINE PUB
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2005
Seitenanzahl: 401 Seiten