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“I understand the doctor said he got tonsillitis”: a story from The Professional Thief

Last week I wrote a review of The Professional Thief, a book about the lifeways of professional thieves in the 1920s.  Today, I thought I’d give you a brief story from that book.  This particular incident comes from one of … Continue reading

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Primary Source Book Review: The Professional Thief, by Edwin Sutherland and Chic Connall, 1937

  Ever wonder what it would be like to be a professional thief in 1925? Well, wonder no more! In his study The Professional Thief: by a Professional Thief, Annotated and Interpreted by Edwin H. Sutherland, Indiana University sociologist Edwin … Continue reading

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