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by John Irwin
Based on in-depth interviews and two years of participant observation of felons, this book traces the career paths of such criminal types as the thief, the hustler, and the junkie, as well as the non-criminal “square john.” The career of the felon, from early environment to crime to prison to parole, is explored from the point of view of the felon himself, a viewpoint ...more
Published November 11th 1987 by University of California Press
(first published October 12th 1987)
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Jan 18, 2008 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Took this professor for a sociology class in college; he was an ex-felon. The book and the teacher both gave me perspective new to me on certain aspects of incarceration. I really enjoyed the class and the book at the time.