Violent criminal acts and actors revisited / Lonnie Athens ; foreword by Herbert Blumer
- Athens, Lonnie H.
- Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- x, 175 pages ; 24 cm
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- The problem : violent criminal acts and actors -- A review and critique of the dominant approaches taken in the study of violent criminality -- An interpretive approach -- Self as process : interpretation of the situation -- When interpretations of the situations lead to violent criminal acts -- Self as object : self images -- Self as object and process : the linkage between self-images and interpretations -- Careers of violent actors -- Conclusions. Data on convicted violent offenders. Participant observation of violent actors and acts -- A second look at violent criminal acts and actors -- The conflicting assumptions of positivism and interpretivism -- The origin of my interest in violent crime -- The preliminary phase : the self and the violent criminal act -- The principal phase, I : violent criminal acts and actors -- The principal phrase, II : the larger theoretical implications -- The principal phase, III : the policy implications -- Final thoughts.
- 0252023064 (cloth : acid-free paper) and 0252066081 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -171) and index.
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