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About Criminals A View of the Offenders' World by Professor Mark R. Pogrebin

About Criminals A View of the Offenders' World


About Criminals A View of the Offenders' World by Professor Mark R. Pogrebin

This text presents students with recent and important research on criminal behaviour. The field studies conducted by the contributing authors for all the articles in this anthology will provide the reader with a realistic portrayal of what actual offenders say about crime and their participation in it. Having offenders' voices heard along with the researchers' analyses offers students a real-life view of what, how, and why various criminals behave the way they do. The readings explore a wide array of specific types of criminal behaviour, covering the majority of types found in almost every standard criminology text. Each article has been selected for its ability to artfully portray the perspective of those offenders being studied and its readability for students.

About the Author

Mark R. Pogrebin is a Professor and Director of Criminal Justice in the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has conducted numerous field studies in the areas of police undercover work, tragic events, Afro-American policewomen, emotion management, women jailers, psychotherapists' deviant behavior with clients, women in prison and on parole, and the strategic uses of humor among police. He has published three books and numerous journal articles and has had over twenty of his publications reprinted in anthologies. Professor Pogrebin has his M.A. from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. A nationally-recognized authority in the field of criminal justice, Dr. Pogrebin held faculty positions at Florida State University and the University of Iowa prior to joining SPA in 1976. His present interests lie in the areas of criminology and penology, sociology of law and organizations, administration of justice, deviant behavior, and qualitative research methods.

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Publication date

6th February 2012


Professor Mark R. Pogrebin

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SAGE Publications Inc


360 pages


Crime & criminology



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