This engaging book presents a contextual psychological interpretation of crime. It covers essential topics including psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and criminal lifestyle. The author's compelling analysis explains criminal behavior, by showing how the criminal lifestyle is capable of integrating two seemingly incompatible crime paradigms: the career criminal paradigm and the criminal career paradigm. Starting with a context for criminality, and then moving from particular conceptions of crime to more evidence-based theories, this volume challenges students to think in a different way about crime and criminal behavior.
Chapter 6: Phenomenology: The Criminal Lifestyle in a Subjective Context
Phenomenology: The Criminal Lifestyle in a Subjective Context
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
Married to the Mob
Roger is a 37-year-old white male serving a 32-year sentence for gun possession, robbery, and murder. The older of two children, Roger bounced from home to home during his formative years. His parents divorced when he was a year old, and he first went to live with his mother in several lower socioeconomic homes in and around New York City. When he was 6 years old, he was sent to live with an affluent aunt in Tennessee. He also spent several years living with his father and ...