Criminal to Critic: Reflections Amid the American Experiment [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Criminal to Critic: Reflections Amid the American Experiment

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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.
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James E. Palombo is adjunct faculty in the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Randall G. Shelden is professor of criminal justice at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
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Table of Contents


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