Going Straight

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An ex-convict/psychologist tells why and how.

Crime is a way of life that can be replaced with respectability and happiness. There's much to change, and many barriers. Here's the instruction manual!

A roadmap from the gutters of society to respectability and success. For those seeking a straight life, Going Straight describes what they must change about themselves, and the hazards they must avoid. For anyone interested in crime, punishment, and...

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Overview

An ex-convict/psychologist tells why and how.

Crime is a way of life that can be replaced with respectability and happiness. There's much to change, and many barriers. Here's the instruction manual!

A roadmap from the gutters of society to respectability and success. For those seeking a straight life, Going Straight describes what they must change about themselves, and the hazards they must avoid. For anyone interested in crime, punishment, and rehabilitation, it provides an unprecedented look into the minds of offenders. Bluntly acknowledges the existence of unfairness and hypocrisy in society, but not with bitterness or self-pity. Rather it puts these in perspective and shows how the individual offender can change and build a respectable life, in spite of the barriers and pitfalls. Author Paul Fauteck has seen criminal justice and corrections all the way from the cold floor of a solitary cell to the courtroom as an expert witness. Without mincing words and with a touch of humor, he turns this experience to the service of both the offender and society as a whole.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595155705
  • Publisher: Writers Club Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2001
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 0.86 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Table of Contents

A note from the author xv
1. Introduction 3
2. Who am I talking to? 13
3. What you need to understand 19
4. "They" can't do it for you, but they may help 45
5. What you have to change: The nuts and bolts of the plan 89
6. Spouses and children 129
7. Drugs and alcohol: Wheeeeee! 171
8. About that temper of yours 199
9. The birds and the bees and you 223
10. Keeping up with the Joneses: Fine! But who are the Joneses? 261
11. The pitfalls 271
12. Dealing with the police 299
13. Bad examples! 317
14. Success stories 335
15. Where's my story? 361
A final word 365
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2001

    life lessons made fun

    'Going Straight' looks and reads like a popular book (that is, you don't need a Ph.D. to follow Dr. Fauteck's argument). Yet, careful readers will note that this book represents the culmination not just of the author's experience as an ex-con and a court psychologist, but also a synthesis of 40 years of criminological psychology from the likes of Bonta, Blackburn and Toch. To take this body of theory and research and put it to use -- that is, present it in a format digestible by the 'members of the offender population' to whom this book is directed -- is a significant accomplishment. It is also a fun read.

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