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This text/reader focuses on major types of crimes to illustrate the behavior, tendencies, and similarities and differences that are observable among criminals, victims, and situations. Overview materials are combined with key research and readings from the field, many of the selections feature ethnographic work that illustrates, from a criminal or victim's perspective, what it is like to "do crime."
2. HOMICIDE AND ASSAULT.
Luckenbill, D.V. (1977) Criminal homicide as situational transaction. Levi, K. (1981) Becoming a hit man: Neutralization in a very deviant career. Decker, S.H. (1996) Collective and normative features of gang violence. Sheley, J.F. and Wright, J.D. (1993) Motivations for gun possession and carrying among serious juvenile offenders. Ferraro, K.J. and Johnson, J.M. (1983) How women experience battering: the process of victimization.
3. VIOLENT SEX CRIME.
Scully, D. and Marolla, J. (1985) "Riding the bull at Gilley's": Convicted rapists describe the rewards of Rape. O'Sullivan, C.S. (1991) Acquaintance gang rape on campus. Bergen, R.K. (1996) Understanding women's experiences with wife rape.
Jacobs, B.A. and Wright, R. (1999) Stick-up, street culture, and offender motivation. Topalli, V. and Wright, R. (2004) Dubs and dees, beats and rims: Carjackers and urban violence.
Decker, S.H., Wright, R., Redfern, A. and Smith, D. (1993) A woman's place is in the home: Females and residential burglary. Walsh, M. and Chappell, D. (1974) Operational parameters in the stolen property system.
6. COMMON PROPERTY CRIME.
Cromwell, P., Curtis, J. and Withrow, B. (2004) The dynamics of petty crime: An analysis of shoplifting. Flemming, Z. (1999) The thrill of it all: youthful offenders and auto theft.
7. PUBLIC ORDER CRIME.
Hafley, S.R. and Tewksbury, R. (1996) Reefer madness in bluegrass country: Community structure and roles in the rural Kentucky marijuana industry. Faupel, C.E. and Klockars, C.B. (1987) Drugs-crime connections: Elaborations from the life histories of hard-core heroin addicts. Inciardia, J.A., O'Connell, D.J. and Saum, C.A. (2004) The Miami sex-for-crack market revisited. Phoenix, J. (2004) An analysis of women's involvement in prostitution.
8. CRIME WITHIN COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONS.
Matthews, R.A. and Kauzlarich, D. (2000) The crash of Valujet flight 592: a case study in state-corporate crime. Zukier, H. (1994) The twisted road to genocide: The psychological development of evil during the Holocaust. Dabney, D. and Hollinger, R.C. (2004) Recreational abusers and therapeutics self-medicators: Two criminal career trajectories among drug using pharmacists.
9. PATTERNS AND PROSPECTS.