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Book
Living Off Crime
(2006)
  • Kenneth D. Tunnell, Eastern Kentucky University
Abstract

A sociological exploration of highly active property offenders who commit themselves to careers in serious property crimes, such as burglary and armed robbery. This book takes the unique approach of situating these criminal careers within the fundamental sociological concepts of social class, criminal subcultures, and consciousness. Kenneth D. Tunnell brings class back into the dialogue of property crime among the highly criminally active and economically marginalized, and gives considerable treatment to the subcultural values of this group. The book does not ignore the politics of repetitive property offenders' behaviours; rather, it describes their actions as political, yet absent of politicized class-based consciousness and strategies.

Keywords
  • Criminal behavior,
  • crime,
  • Social classes,
  • thieves,
  • criminology,
  • Social class and property crime
Disciplines
Publication Date
2006
Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc
ISBN
9780742541962
Citation Information
Kenneth D. Tunnell. Living Off Crime. 2ndLanham, Maryland(2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ken_tunnell/3/