The Felon

The Felon

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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 qsquare john.a€ 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 seldom considered by the qstraighta€ society in which the felon must learn to function. Since its first publication, The Felon has quickly become a classic of criminal sociology. For this new edition the author has prepared a preface assessing the changes that have occurred since the book first appeared. Engaging and readable, Irwin's description of the life of felons and his conclusions about the role of prisons in our society remain convincing and topical today.A cat has to look good to feel good, and when he feels good he can make himself some money. ... In this sense hustling connotes being aquot;on the hustleaquot; a€” being alert, always ready for a chance to make money, and ready to beat a mark. ... 10 STYLES OF HUSTLING There are two main styles of making money in hustling.

Title:The Felon
Author:John Irwin
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1987-01-01


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