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Violent criminal acts and actors revisited

Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

The problem : violent criminal acts and actors
A review and critique of the dominant approaches taken in the study of violent criminality
An interpretive approach
Self as process : interpretation of the situation
When interpretations of the situations lead to violent criminal acts
Self as object : self images
Self as object and process : the linkage between self-images and interpretations
Careers of violent actors
Conclusions. Data on convicted violent offenders. Participant observation of violent actors and acts
A second look at violent criminal acts and actors
The conflicting assumptions of positivism and interpretivism
The origin of my interest in violent crime
The preliminary phase : the self and the violent criminal act
Theprincipal phase, I : violent criminal acts and actors
The principal phrase, II : the larger theoretical implications
The principal phase, III : the policy implications
Final thoughts.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [163]-171) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.1/5
Library of Congress
HV6789 .A82 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 175 p. ;
Number of pages
175

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL987127M
Internet Archive
violentcriminala00athe
ISBN 10
0252023064, 0252066081
LC Control Number
96025235
Library Thing
518178
Goodreads
1584870
4892598
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