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eBook Beggars and Thieves: Lives of Urban Street Criminals ePub

by Mark S. Fleisher

  • ISBN: 0299147703
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Mark S. Fleisher
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr (November 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 332
  • ePub book: 1559 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1727 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 833

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Mark S. Fleisher has spent years among inmates in jails and prisons and on the streets with thieves, gang members, addicts, and life-long criminals in Seattle and other cities across the country

Mark S. Fleisher has spent years among inmates in jails and prisons and on the streets with thieves, gang members, addicts, and life-long criminals in Seattle and other cities across the country. In Beggars and Thieves, he writes about how and why they become and remain offenders, and about the actual role of jails and prisons in efforts to deter crime and rehabilitate criminals.

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Fleisher, Mark S. Publication date. Foreword, Robert F. Meier - 1. Street Ethnography - 2. Distorted Families - 3. Adolescent Survival - 4. Sanctuaries - 5. The Street - 6. Aging - 7. Ethnography and Anti-Crime Policy.

Beggars and Thieves is the culmination of a multi-year anthropological study done by Mark Fleisher. Fleisher, a former prison administrator, spent an enormous amount of time with street criminals, both inside and outside of prison, working to construct a picture of how these criminals are created, and perhaps, to start looking at how they might be treated (or how their criminal tendencies might have been prevented)

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Literature Study Guides Infographics. Fleisher, M. S. (1995). Street Gang Members on the Move: The Role of Migration in the Proliferation of Street Gangs in the . Juvenile Justice Bulletin. Get Instant Tutoring Help Earn by Contributing. Beggars and Thieves: Lives of Urban Street Criminals. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. Decker, . and Curry, G. D. (2001). Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. McCormick, J. (1996). Beggars and Thieves: Lives of Urban Street Criminals

Fleisher, Mark S. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1995. Mark Fleisher, associate professor of Criminal Justice at Illinois State University, conducted field ethnography for several years both in prisons and on the street. His interviews with his contacts revealed a common theme of a brutal, addicted, and/or criminal family producing violent, addicted and/or criminal children. Fleisher also writes of a "street life cycle" of four steps which all of his contacts are following.

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As the incidence of violent crime rises in the United States, so does the public demand for a solution. But what will work?     Mark S. Fleisher has spent years among inmates in jails and prisons and on the streets with thieves, gang members, addicts, and life-long criminals in Seattle and other cities across the country. In Beggars and Thieves, he writes about how and why they become and remain offenders, and about the actual role of jails and prisons in efforts to deter crime and rehabilitate criminals. Fleisher shows, with wrenching firsthand accounts, that parents who are addicts, abusers, and criminals beget irreversibly damaged children who become addicts, abusers, and criminals. Further, Fleisher contends that many well-intentioned educational and vocational training programs are wasted because they are offered too late to help. And, he provides sobering evidence that many youthful and adult offenders find themselves better off in prison—with work to do, medical care, a clean place to sleep, regular meals, and stable social ties—than they are in America’s cities.     Fleisher calls for anti-crime policies that are bold, practical, and absolutely imperative. He prescribes life terms for violent offenders, but in prisons structured as work communities, where privileges are earned through work in expanded, productive industries that reduce the financial burden of incarceration on the public. But most important, he argues that the only way to prevent street crime, cut prison growth, and reduce the waste of money and human lives is to permanently remove brutalized children from criminal, addicted, and violent parents.

Comments

Usaxma Usaxma
Yet another book in the line of "stuff Rory Miller recommends". The last one was psychology. This one is anthropology.

Beggars and Thieves is the culmination of a multi-year anthropological study done by Mark Fleisher. Fleisher, a former prison administrator, spent an enormous amount of time with street criminals, both inside and outside of prison, working to construct a picture of how these criminals are created, and perhaps, to start looking at how they might be treated (or how their criminal tendencies might have been prevented).

After an introduction and overview, the book follows a fairly straightforward pattern, beginning with the childhood of the street criminal, and tracing that life forward until it culminates in old age (provided the criminal gets there). In each chapter, Fleisher includes numerous quotes, stories, and other bits of evidence from his study to help bolster his argument, but also to help create a better picture of the mindset of the people that he's working with. The final chapter of the book brings Fleisher's studies into focus, with a detailed explanation of how Fleisher believes public policy needs to be altered to better address urban crime in America.

While the book is clearly aimed at policy makers, it has a great deal of value for anyone interested in enhancing their personal safety. Fleisher's evidence reinforces the idea that most criminals simply do not think the way the average law abiding citizen does. they are not operating on the same set of values, or even variations on the same set of values, that the non-criminal does. Understanding this mindset, and how it works, is something that everyone working to better the safety of those around them should look into. Definitely worth the read.
Fani Fani
great price
Small Black Small Black
Based on Rory Miller's recommendation I bought this book along with several others. It is verbose, rambling, anecdotal sludge. Miller's books are excellent. Im puzzled that someone as insightful and concise as he would suggest such sludge-fests as Beggars and Thieves and The Gift of Fear. Fleisher (and De Becker) both suffer from the lack of a good editor.
Goldenfang Goldenfang
If you have ever had contact with empoverished and/or drug addicted city folk then I'd skip to the summary on this one.