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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
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, a pathbreaking examination of our huge incarceration problem through the lens of the family--specifically one Oregon family with a generations-long legacy of lawlessness. As few as 5 percent of families account for half of all crime, and only 10 percent of families account for two-thirds. But the full significance of such astonishing statistics is revealed only when we look into the human faces behind them. Meet, therefore, the Bogles. For them crime is a heritage from deep in the past, a malignant tradition passed from parents to children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. In the course of a century, at least sixty of their kin have been incarcerated or placed on criminal probation. With keen sympathy and a deep knowledge of criminology, Fox Butterfield, author of the classic work on American violence All God's Children, introduces us to the Bogle family, its winding history, its singular characters and of course its felonies, misdemeanors and malefactions. In one instance mother, father and their eight children get into the family truck and--in the spirit of loving camaraderie with which another family might go out for ice cream--head off to burglarize a fish hatchery. What, Butterfield asks, can the criminal justice system do under such circumstances? The answers to such a question require us to reconsider our preconceptions about justice. They also challenge our deepest stereotypes, for the Bogles, a white family, force us to disentangle race from our ideas about crime. Here we meet individuals who are by turns deplorable, tragic and even inspiring in their efforts to repudiate an outlaw's inheritance. We see the harsh world in which they live and which has, in no small measure, created and perpetuated the family "curse." We come to understand, too, how insights about families like the Bogles are beginning to motivate new efforts at reform. [This book] is both the indelible tale of one family's transgressions and tribulations, and a blueprint for an entirely new understanding of crime in America."--Dust jacket
  • "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." -- Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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
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In my father's house : a new view of how crime runs in the family, Fox Butterfield
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400041022
Lccn
2017058454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1019843897
  • (OCoLC)1019843897
  • 2410615
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400041022
Lccn
2017058454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1019843897
  • (OCoLC)1019843897
  • 2410615

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