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Shoplifting, burglary, and vandalism offer valuable rewards to the young, but the rewards, Katz demonstrates, are the not obvious material ones.

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In this startling look at evil behavior, a UCLA sociologist tries to get inside the criminal psyche to understand what it means or feels, signifies, sounds, tastes, or looks like to do any particular crime. Just a moment while iatz sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sam Weisman rated it really liked it Oct 01, Will Sterling Armstrong rated it did not like it Jul 30, Click here for free trial login. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ashley Orosz rated it really liked it Jan 02, Refresh and try again.


Indeed, this brilliant book may revolutionize the way we think about crime.

Seductions of Crime: Moral and Sensual Attractions in Doing Evil

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Seductions Of Crime: Moral And Sensual Attractions In Doing Evil by Jack Katz

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Not so, argues Katz, who no Jack Katz, asks a deceptively simple question: Finally Katz maintains, “cold-blooded, seduvtions killers” like Gary Gilmore, far from being insensitive to the sufferings of others, are preoccupied with moral questions and seduced by the attractions of Primordial Evil.

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