The Jack-Roller The Jack-Roller

The Jack-Roller

A Delinquent Boy's Own Story

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Publisher Description

The Jack-Roller tells the story of Stanley, a pseudonym Clifford Shaw gave to his informant and co-author, Michael Peter Majer. Stanley was sixteen years old when Shaw met him in 1923 and had recently been released from the Illinois State Reformatory at Pontiac, after serving a one-year sentence for burglary and jack-rolling (mugging), 

Vivid, authentic, this is the autobiography of a delinquent—his experiences, influences, attitudes, and values. The Jack-Roller helped to establish the life-history or “own story” as an important instrument of sociological research. The book remains as relevant today to the study and treatment of juvenile delinquency and maladjustment as it was when originally published in 1930.

 

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2013
February 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
225
Pages
PUBLISHER
University of Chicago Press
SELLER
Chicago Distribution Center
SIZE
3.2
MB

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