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NCJ Number: 10856 Find in a Library
Title: PROFESSIONAL THIEF - BY A PROFESSIONAL THIEF
Author(s): E H SUTHERLAND
Date Published: 1937
Page Count: 270
Sponsoring Agency: University of Chicago Press
Chicago, IL 60637
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: MEMOIRS OF A TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY THIEF WITH EMPHASIS ON THE PROFESSION'S ATTITUDES, INTER-RELATIONS WITH OTHER CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, AND METHODS OF OPERATION.
Abstract: THE PROFESSION OF THEFT IS TREATED AS A GROUP WAY OF LIFE AND SOCIAL INSTITUTION. THIS WORK DEALS WITH ITS TECHNIQUES, CODES, STATUS, TRADITIONS, CONSENSUS AND ORGANIZATION. THE MEMOIRE DISCUSSES THE THIEF'S IDENTIFICATION WITH THE PROFESSION, HIS PARTICIPATION IN GROUP CRIME, THE KINDS OF THEFT AND CONFIDENCE GAMES PROFESSIONAL THIEVES ENGAGE IN, AND THE WAYS IN WHICH THE UNDERWORLD DEALT WITH POLICE AND THE COURTS.
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences; Confidence game; Courts; Criminal methods; Individual behavior; Professional criminals; Sociology; Theft offenses
Note: HV 6248 .C66A3
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