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Criminal to Critic: Reflections amid the American Experiment
     

Criminal to Critic: Reflections amid the American Experiment

by James E. Palombo, Randall G. Shelden
 

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ISBN-10: 0739129090

ISBN-13: 9780739129098

Pub. Date: 02/16/2009

Publisher: Lexington Books

This autobiographical discourse traces the experiences of James Palombo from drug-dealing wise-guy and convict to social worker, professor, and world traveler. Along the way, and through his struggles, Palombo speaks to a variety of important issues relative to America—a country he sees as often at odds with its own identity. Combined with the research of

Overview

This autobiographical discourse traces the experiences of James Palombo from drug-dealing wise-guy and convict to social worker, professor, and world traveler. Along the way, and through his struggles, Palombo speaks to a variety of important issues relative to America—a country he sees as often at odds with its own identity. Combined with the research of Randall Shelden, Criminal to Critic raises significant and timely thoughts, ultimately serving as a bridge between academic and public audiences in encouraging a dialogue imperative to today's need for a more unified and civic-minded society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739129098
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
02/16/2009
Series:
Critical Perspectives on Crime and Inequality Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I Chapter 3 Jail Chapter 4 Prison Chapter 5 The New Place Chapter 6 Getting Out Part 7 Part II Chapter 8 Getting On Part 9 Part III Chapter 10 Becoming an Academic Chapter 11 Career Developments in California Chapter 12 A Move to New York Part 13 Part IV Chapter 14 The European Experience Chapter 15 The Far East Part 16 Part V Chapter 17 Europe and the Middle East Chapter 18 Returning to the Scene of the Crime Part 19 Part VI Chapter 20 Conclusion: Rethinking America Chapter 21 Afterword

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