The Resource Great pretenders : pursuits and careers of persistent thieves, Neal Shover

Great pretenders : pursuits and careers of persistent thieves, Neal Shover

Label
Great pretenders : pursuits and careers of persistent thieves
Title
Great pretenders
Title remainder
pursuits and careers of persistent thieves
Statement of responsibility
Neal Shover
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Persistent thieves - criminals who resume committing crimes of burglary, robbery, vehicle theft, and ordinary theft despite previous attempts to stop - are a main focal point of American criminology and criminal justice. Great Pretenders is based on the author's original studies and previously published research and on more than fifty autobiographies of persistent thieves. Shover uses a crime-as-choice framework and a life-course perspective to make sense of important decisions and changes in the lives of persistent thieves
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shover, Neal
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6658
LC item number
.S54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Crime & society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burglary
  • Thieves
Label
Great pretenders : pursuits and careers of persistent thieves, Neal Shover
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-211) and index
Contents
1. Pathways of Persistent Thieves -- Carl Horton -- Brian Biluszek -- Robert Timmons -- Roger Morton -- Michael Preston -- "Red" Jackson -- A Look Ahead -- 2. Origins, Options, and Preparation -- Wealth, Subordination, and Repute -- Family and Peer Group -- Cultural Constraints -- Class, Constraints, and Decisions -- Class and Compliance -- 3. Changing Criminal Opportunities and the Unskilled -- Historical Change and Criminal Opportunities -- The Growth of Fraud -- Entrepreneurial Options -- Enticing Munificence -- Crime Specialization -- The Contemporary Scene -- 4. Identity, Lifestyle, and Character -- Criminal Identities -- Noncriminal Identity -- Life as Party -- Identity and Character Projects -- Lifestyle and Identity as Choice -- 5. Career Changes and Termination -- Careers and Career Variation -- Contingencies and Transitions -- Desistance as Choice. Career Change as Interaction -- 6. Threats, Decisions, and Confinement -- Decisionmaking -- The Prison Experience -- 7. Crime Control and Persistent Thieves -- Class and Choice
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 219 p.
Isbn
9780813387307
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96000464
Note
Gift of Kelly R. Damphousse.
System control number
  • 4208540-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4208540
  • (Sirsi) o34115521
  • (OCoLC)34115521
Label
Great pretenders : pursuits and careers of persistent thieves, Neal Shover
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-211) and index
Contents
1. Pathways of Persistent Thieves -- Carl Horton -- Brian Biluszek -- Robert Timmons -- Roger Morton -- Michael Preston -- "Red" Jackson -- A Look Ahead -- 2. Origins, Options, and Preparation -- Wealth, Subordination, and Repute -- Family and Peer Group -- Cultural Constraints -- Class, Constraints, and Decisions -- Class and Compliance -- 3. Changing Criminal Opportunities and the Unskilled -- Historical Change and Criminal Opportunities -- The Growth of Fraud -- Entrepreneurial Options -- Enticing Munificence -- Crime Specialization -- The Contemporary Scene -- 4. Identity, Lifestyle, and Character -- Criminal Identities -- Noncriminal Identity -- Life as Party -- Identity and Character Projects -- Lifestyle and Identity as Choice -- 5. Career Changes and Termination -- Careers and Career Variation -- Contingencies and Transitions -- Desistance as Choice. Career Change as Interaction -- 6. Threats, Decisions, and Confinement -- Decisionmaking -- The Prison Experience -- 7. Crime Control and Persistent Thieves -- Class and Choice
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 219 p.
Isbn
9780813387307
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96000464
Note
Gift of Kelly R. Damphousse.
System control number
  • 4208540-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4208540
  • (Sirsi) o34115521
  • (OCoLC)34115521

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