Seductions of Crime: Moral and Sensual Attractions in Doing Evil

Seductions of Crime: Moral and Sensual Attractions in Doing Evil


By (author) Jack Katz

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  • Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 376 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 202mm x 32mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 17 October 1990
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0465076165
  • ISBN 13: 9780465076161
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: index
  • Sales rank: 425,068

Product description

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.

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Author information

Jack Katz is professor of sociology at UCLA.

Table of contents

* Introduction * Righteous Slaughter * Sneaky Thrills * Ways of the Badass * Street Elites * Doing Stickup * Action, Chaos, and Control: Persisting with Stickup * Of Hardmen and Bad Niggers: Gender and Ethnicity in the Background of Stickup * Primordial Evil: Sense and Dynamic in Cold-Blooded, Senseless Murder * Seductions and Repulsions of Crime