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Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Armed Robbers

Identity and Cultural Mythscapes in the Lucky Country

Emmeline Taylor

Armed Robbers

Clarendon Studies in Criminology

Armed Robbers

Identity and Cultural Mythscapes in the Lucky Country

Clarendon Studies in Criminology: Armed Robbers

 

Armed Robbers offers a frank account of the experiences of 42 convicted armed robbers in Australia suffused with moral ambiguities. Their accounts are interwoven with historical events and national folk tales - each contribute threads that when sewn together produce a uniquely Australian criminal identity.


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Beschrijving Clarendon Studies in Criminology: Armed Robbers

Notoriously difficult to access, armed robbers have mostly eluded the attempts of authors to access their lives. Aside from biographies of the most infamous, the stories of armed robbers, as varied, bizarre, and captivating as they are, have rarely been told. This has resulted in robbers being considered as largely homogenous; their unique pathways to crime ignored or lumped into ill-defined stereotypes. Yet their routes into one of the most serious violent crimes
could not be more varied. Written by a leading female criminologist, Armed Robbers relays the powerful, sometimes amusing, often harrowing stories of 42 convicted criminals in Australia. Their accounts are interwoven with historical events and national folk tales - colonial settlement, convict
ancestry, gold rushes, and a sometimes-ferocious hyper-masculinity born of frustration and constructed in forgotten towns - each contribute threads that when sewn together produce a uniquely Australian criminal identity.


ISBN
9780198855132
Pagina's
208
Verschenen
Serie
Clarendon Studies in Criminology
NUR
820
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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