By Lois Presser

In this groundbreaking paintings, Lois Presser investigates the lifestyles tales of guys who've perpetrated violence. She applies insights from around the academy to in-depth interviews with males who shared their money owed of the way they grew to become the folks we such a lot fear--those who rape, homicide, attack, and rob, usually time and again. Been a Heavy Life offers the self-discipline of criminology with the most important frameworks: one for seriously comparing the development of offenders’ personal tales, and one for greedy the cultural meta-narratives that legitimize violence. For social scientists usually, this booklet deals a vibrant demonstration of simply how dynamic and contingent self-narratives are.

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