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Great Pretenders
Pursuits And Careers Of Persistent Thieves





ISBN 9780813328119
Published June 1, 1996 by Routledge
240 Pages

 
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Book Description

In this book, the author focuses on the sociological origins, activities, and criminal careers of persistent thieves. He 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.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Pathways of Persistent Thieves -- Origins, Options, and Preparation -- Changing Criminal Opportunities and the Unskilled -- Identity, Lifestyle, and Character -- Career Changes and Termination -- Threats, Decisions, and Confinement -- Crime Control and Persistent Thieves -- Appendix -- About the Book and Author

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