Aging Criminals

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SAGE Publications, Nov 1, 1985 - Social Science - 175 pages
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What happens to criminals when they get old? While the career criminal has been studied, little attention has been paid to those who 'went straight' after a youth of crime. Shover's fascinating study serves to fill this gap. Through a series of intensive interviews and life studies, he identifies the elements which redirect criminals to a more conventional lifestyle.

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Contents

Foreword
11
Aging and Crime
19
Illustrative Cases
29
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

Neal Shover is Professor of Sociology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he teaches courses in criminology, white-collar crime and criminal justice. He is author of A Sociology of American Corrections (1979), Aging Criminals (1985), (with Donald A. Clelland and John P. Lynxwiler) Enforcement or Negotiation? Constructing a Regulatory Bureaucracy (1986), (with Werner Einstadter) Analyzing American Corrections (1989), Great Pretenders: Pursuits and Careers of Persistent Thieves (1996) and co-editor (with John Paul Wright) of Crimes of Privilege (2000). His work has appeared in Social Forces, Social Problems, the British Journal of Criminology, Criminology, Crime, Law and Social Change and numerous edited collections.

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