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The Resource In my father's house : a new view of how crime runs in the family, Fox Butterfield

In my father's house : a new view of how crime runs in the family, Fox Butterfield

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In my father's house : a new view of how crime runs in the family
Title
In my father's house
Title remainder
a new view of how crime runs in the family
Statement of responsibility
Fox Butterfield
Title variation
New view of how crime runs in the family
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The United States currently holds the distinction of housing nearly one-quarter of the world's prison population. But our reliance on mass incarceration, Fox Butterfield argues, misses the intractable reality: As few as 5 percent of families account for half of all crime, and only 10 percent account for two-thirds. In introducing us to the Bogle family, the author invites us to understand crime in this eye-opening new light. He chronicles the malignant legacy of criminality passed from parents to children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. Examining the long history of the Bogles, a white family, Butterfield offers a revelatory look at criminality that forces us to disentangle race from our ideas about crime and, in doing so, strikes at the heart of our deepest stereotypes. And he makes clear how these new insights are leading to fundamentally different efforts at reform. With his empathic insight and profound knowledge of criminology, Butterfield offers us both the indelible tale of one family's transgressions and tribulations, and an entirely new way to understand crime in America
Awards note
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Butterfield, Fox
Dewey number
364.3092/2795
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6785
LC item number
.B87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bogle, Bobby
  • Criminals
  • Criminals
  • Families
  • Crime
  • Criminal behavior, Prediction of
Label
In my father's house : a new view of how crime runs in the family, Fox Butterfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: It takes a family to raise a criminal -- I: Original sin. Louis and Elvie : the carnival ; Charlie and Dude : growing up criminal ; A burglary by the whole family -- II: And their children after them. Rooster and his boys : on to Oregon ; Bobby and Tracey : the family curse ; Kathy : "trailer trash" ; Tracey : a fateful compulsion ; Tony : a murder in Tucson -- III: Breaking the family curse. Tammie : walking with Jesus ; Ashley : the first to college
Control code
on1019843897
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 265 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400041022
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017058454
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)1019843897
Label
In my father's house : a new view of how crime runs in the family, Fox Butterfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: It takes a family to raise a criminal -- I: Original sin. Louis and Elvie : the carnival ; Charlie and Dude : growing up criminal ; A burglary by the whole family -- II: And their children after them. Rooster and his boys : on to Oregon ; Bobby and Tracey : the family curse ; Kathy : "trailer trash" ; Tracey : a fateful compulsion ; Tony : a murder in Tucson -- III: Breaking the family curse. Tammie : walking with Jesus ; Ashley : the first to college
Control code
on1019843897
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 265 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400041022
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017058454
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)1019843897

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