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Criminal Life: Views from the Inside

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Paperback, 228 pages
Published June 28th 1972 by Prentice-Hall (first published June 1972)
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Apr 01, 2008 tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: sociologists & psychologists
Shelves: biography, crime
Don't really know when I read this, 1978's a safe guess - probably not off by more than 5 yrs. This is a collection of 1st person stories of 'criminals' wch includes no less than William S. Burroughs himself writing about his "first days on junk" & George Orwell's "reflections of a tramp". Right from the start having texts from such well-known & respected authors presents the possibility that not all 'criminals' are 'bad guys'.

Letting the 'criminals' represent themselves increases the c
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