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Inhaltsangabe: 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.
"A wonderful anthology. I consider it distinctive among current books on the market because students are exposed to research on active criminals. It is an original and thoughtful work--well organized and most insightful."
--Richard Loder, Syracuse University
"This book allows us to 'move' from the world of academia to a criminal underworld, and to read about what real criminals have to say about their tactics, motives, and rationalizations. This approach is unique because it allows students to build a bridge between 'theory' and 'real life.' The firsthand examination of offenders' choices and motivations makes students realize that offenders are not abstract and faceless entities--an image many students have after reading a more traditional textbook--but rather real individuals with personal life stories."
--Arina Gertseva, Washington State University