Criminal Conversations

Author: Keith Soothill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134738390
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This anthology, selected by Tony Parker shortly before his death in 1996, provides the very essence of his quite distinctive contribution to criminology. In it he speaks intimately to all kinds of people including offenders, inadequates, professional criminals, sex offenders, frauds and false pretence merchants and prisoners on death row. Lyn Smith concludes with some reflections on his methodology. This collection celebrates an outstanding body of work and provides a fascinating insight into the criminal mind and experience. It will be compelling reading not only for those studying criminology, probation or prison studies, but also for the interested general reader.

Offenders on Offending

Author: Wim Bernasco
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113403010X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Our knowledge of crime is based on three types of sources: the criminal justice system, victims, and offenders. For technological and other reasons the criminal justice system produces an increasing stream of information on crime. The rise of the victimization survey has given the victims a much larger role in our study of crime. There is, however, no concomitant development regarding offenders. This is unfortunate because offenders are the experts when it comes to offending.In order to understand criminal behavior, we need their perspective. This is not always a straightforward process, however, and information from offenders is often unreliable. This book is about what we can do to maximise the validity of what offenders tell us about their offending. Renowned experts from various countries present their experiences and insights, with a clear focus on methodological issues of fieldwork among various types of offender populations. Each contribution deals with with a few central issues: How can offenders be motivated to participate in research? How can offenders be motivated to tell the truth on their offending? How can the information that offenders provide be checked and validated? What can we learn from offenders that cannot be accessed from other sources? With the aim of obtaining valid and reliable information, how, where and under which conditions should we observe offenders and talk to them?

Convergence Crisis Book One

Author: Marv Wolfman
Publisher: DC
ISBN: 1401262880
Format: PDF, ePub
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STARRING HEROES FROM CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS! Once, there were infinite Earths. Then there came a Crisis...a Zero Hour...a Flashpoint. Worlds lived. Worlds died. But some worlds must now fight for their future-in the Convergence! The evil alien intelligence known as Brainiac has stolen 50 doomed cities from places throughout time and space and sealed them behind impenetrable domes. Now, after a year, the domes will come down-and the heroes and villains of 50 dead worlds must battle to be the last one standing! In this volume: BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS: The Dark Knight and his army of allies face the rage of the One Man Army Corps (OMAC)! THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN: The Man of Steel and his mighty cousin Supergirl combat the criminals of the Phantom Zone and the sentient apes from the world of Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth! SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: Stranded in the future, young Kal-El and his high-flying friends must save Metropolis from the invasion of the Atomic Knights! GREEN LANTERN CORPS: Hal Jordan, John Stewart and Guy Gardner must overcome their differences to defeat the mad gods of the Great Disaster! HAWKMAN: Katar Hol and Hawkwoman soar into battle against some of Kamandi's deadliest foes!