Seductions of Crime: Moral and Sensual Attractions in Doing Evil

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Basic Books, Aug 4, 2008 - Psychology
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In this startling look at evil behavior, a UCLA sociologist tries to get inside the criminal psyche to understand what it means or feels, signifies, sounds, tastes, or looks like to do any particular crime.
  

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Katz captures crime like no other criminologist did. I believe it is a must to all criminology students. Read full review

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I had to read this book in a basic criminology class I took in college in 1994. I re-read it and found it as useful today as it was back then. Highly recommended! Read full review

Contents

Righteous Slaughter
12
Sneaky Thrills
52
Ways of the Badass
80
Street Elites
114
Doing Stickup
164
Action Chaos and Control Persisting with Stickup
195
Of Hardmen and Bad Niggers Gender and Ethnicity in the Background of Stickup
237
Primordial Evil Sense and Dynamic in ColdBlooded Senseless Murder
274
Seductions and Repulsions of Crime
310
NOTES
325
INDEX
361
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Page 9 - Central to all these experiences in deviance is a member of the family of moral emotions: humiliation, righteousness, arrogance, ridicule, cynicism, defilement, and vengeance. In each, the attraction that proves to be most fundamentally compelling is that of overcoming a personal challenge to moral — not to material — existence.

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