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The Criminal Alphabet

The Criminal Alphabet

An A-Z of Prison Slang

  • Author: Noel 'Razor' Smith
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141946830
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 384
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'I have spent almost 33 of the last 53 years in and out of prison, but mainly in. I was a juvenile offender back in the mid 1970s and went on to become an adult prisoner in the 1980s and beyond. My shortest prison sentence was 7 days (for criminal damage) and my longest sentence was life (for bank robbery and possession of firearms). I have 58 criminal convictions for everything from attempted theft to armed robbery and prison escape, and I was a career criminal for most of my life. What I do not know about criminal and prison slang could be written on the back of a postage stamp and still leave room for The Lord's Prayer ...' From ex-professional bank robber and bestselling author Noel Smith, this is the most authoritative dictionary of criminal slang out there - and an unmissable journey, through words, into the heart of the criminal world.

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

Volume III: 1859-1936

  • Author: Julie Coleman
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191563587
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 520
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This book continues Julie Coleman's acclaimed history of dictionaries of English slang and cant. It describes the increasingly systematic and scholarly way in which such terms were recorded and classified in the UK, the USA, Australia, and elsewhere, and the huge growth in the publication of and public appetite for dictionaries, glossaries, and guides to the distinctive vocabularies of different social groups, classes, districts, regions, and nations. Dr Coleman describes the origins of words and phrases and explores their history. By copious example she shows how they cast light on everyday life across the globe - from settlers in Canada and Australia and cockneys in London to gang-members in New York and soldiers fighting in the Boer and First World Wars - as well as on the operations of the narcotics trade and the entertainment business and the lives of those attending American colleges and British public schools. The slang lexicographers were a colourful bunch. Those featured in this book include spiritualists, aristocrats, socialists, journalists, psychiatrists, school-boys, criminals, hoboes, police officers, and a serial bigamist. One provided the inspiration for Robert Lewis Stevenson's Long John Silver. Another was allegedly killed by a pork pie. Julie Coleman's account will interest historians of language, crime, poverty, sexuality, and the criminal underworld.

Prison-ese

Prison-ese

A Survivor's Guide to Speaking Prison Slang

  • Author: Gary K. Farlow
  • Publisher: Loompanics Unltd
  • ISBN: 9781559502283
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 83
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All of the terms and phrases in this "dictionary" where collected by the author over a period of ten years while incarcerated in the North Carolina Department of Corrections, Division of Prisons.

Prose and Cons

Prose and Cons

Essays on Prison Literature in the United States

  • Author: D. Quentin Miller
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786421460
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 288
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"The 14 essays in this work examine the last 30 years of prison literature from a wide variety of perspectives. These essays examine race, gender, ideology, aesthetics, and language"--Provided by publisher.

Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders

Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders

  • Author: Ruth E. Masters
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761929347
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 280
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Counseling Criminal Justice Offenders, Second Edition offers individuals a practical preparation for communicating with offenders. Recognising that individuals who counsel offenders in the criminal justice system often have not had the extensive training of a licensed psychologist. This book gives essential information, proven systems that have stood the test of time in American prisons and appropriate and effective counsellor attitudes.

American Prisons and Jails: An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends [2 volumes]

American Prisons and Jails: An Encyclopedia of Controversies and Trends [2 volumes]

  • Author: Vidisha Barua Worley,Robert M. Worley
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610695011
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 816
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This two-volume encyclopedia provides a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the history and current character of American prisons and jails and their place in the U.S. corrections system. • Contains approximately 225 entries, comprehensively examining all aspects of American prisons and jails • Includes an Annotated List of Relevant Organizations and Institutes for ease of reference • Provides a chronology of important developments related to prisons and jails in US history • Lists print, electronic, and multimedia resources in a bibliography for readers interested in exploring the topic further

Prisons Today and Tomorrow

Prisons Today and Tomorrow

  • Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1449684181
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 316
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Prisons: Today and Tomorrow, Second Edition uses current case studies and research to present balanced and comprehensive coverage of prisons and prisoners. Featuring chapters contributed by leading authorities on the modern prison system, this text examines the many purposes of prisons-punishment, deterrence, rehabilitation, and incapacitation-and examines controversial issues such as whether imprisonment actually deters crime or merely serves as punishment.

Prison Masculinities

Prison Masculinities

  • Author: Donald F. Sabo,Terry Allen Kupers,Willie James London
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781566398169
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 279
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This book explores the frightening ways our prisons mirror the worst aspects of society-wide gender relations. It is part of the growing research on men and masculinities. The collection is unusual in that it combines contributions from activists, academics, and prisoners. The opening section, which features an essay by Angela Davis, focuses on the historical roots of the prison system, cultural practices surrounding gender and punishment, and the current expansion of corrections into the "prison-industrial complex." The next section examines the dominant or subservient roles that men play in prison and the connections between this hierarchy and male violence. Another section looks at the spectrum of intimate relationships behind bars, from rape to friendship, and another at physical and mental health. The last section is about efforts to reform prisons and prison masculinities, including support groups for men. It features an essay about prospects for post-release success in the community written by a man who, after doing time in Soledad and San Quentin, went on to get a doctorate in counseling. The contributions from prisoners include an essay on enforced celibacy by Mumia Abu-Jamal, as well as fiction and poetry on prison health policy, violence, and intimacy. The creative contributions were selected from the more than 200 submissions received from prisoners. Author note: Don Sabo, Professor of Social Sciences at D'Youville College in Buffalo, is author or editor of five books, most recently, with David Gordon, Men's Health and Illness: Gender, Power, and the Body and, with Michael Messner, Sex, Violence, and Power in Sports: Rethinking Masculinity. Sabo has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, and Donahue. Terry A. Kupers, M.D., a psychiatrist, teaches at the Wright Institute in Berkeley. He is the author of four books, editor of a fifth. His latest books are Prison Madness: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars and What We Must Do About It and Revisioning Men's Lives: Gender, Intimacy, and Power. Kupers has served as an expert witness in more than a dozen cases on conditions of confinement and mental health services. Willie London, a published poet, is General Editor of the prison publication Elite Expressions. He is currently an inmate at Eastern Corrections. For nine years he was a prisoner at Attica.

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

  • Author: Tony Thorne
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 140810220X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 512
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With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this convenient paperback edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. "Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph