The Professional Thief

Edwin H. Sutherland


The Professional Thief

The Professional Thief

  • Title: The Professional Thief
  • Author: Edwin H. Sutherland
  • ISBN: 9780226780511
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback



This monograph by a professional thief with the aid of Edwin H Sutherland s expert comments and analyses is a revealing sociological document that goes far to explain the genesis, development, and patterns of criminal behavior Chic Conwell, as the author was known in the underworld, gives a candid and forthright account of the highly organized society in which the profThis monograph by a professional thief with the aid of Edwin H Sutherland s expert comments and analyses is a revealing sociological document that goes far to explain the genesis, development, and patterns of criminal behavior Chic Conwell, as the author was known in the underworld, gives a candid and forthright account of the highly organized society in which the professional thief lives He tells how he learned to steal, survive, succeed, and ultimately to pay his debt to society and prepare himself for full and useful citizenship The Professional Thief presents in amazing detail the hard, cold facts about the private lives and professional habits of pickpockets, shoplifters, and conmen, and brings into focus the essential psychological and sociological situations that beget and support professional crime.


Recent Comments "The Professional Thief"

one of many research books for my first novel

Lu dans le cadre de mon master, cette recherche de Sutherland est vraiment intéressante. Il a élaboré des entretiens avec un voleur professionnel, ce qui permet d'avoir réellement les "secrets" de cette profession et c'est vraiment enrichissant.

This book is unlike any other ethnography I have read. I was particularly interested in Sutherland's attempt to triangulate Conwell's description of professional thieves with other self-identified thieves as well as law enforcement personnel.

wow ever wanted to know how to be a confidence man, pickpocket or just not get "beat"?. amazing book, hard to find, but worth the effort.


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