Sunday, March 16, 2008

Living Dangerously: Young Offenders in Their Own Words by Roger Graff

Details: First published 1993; cover shown is the HarperCollins (UK) first paperback edition. 262p.

Mooched from Queensland, Australia.

Blurb: "One in three British males is convicted of a non-motoring criminal offence by the age of thirty. Two in three crimes are committed by 5% of the criminal population. When released from custody, the hard core of young inmates almost always re-offend. Why? Read 'Living Dangerously' and you may begin to wonder...

This shocking book - seamless and skilfully assembled transcripts of interviews with nine young men who were sent to a rehabilitation project as a last alternative to prison - has undoubted and welcome polemical vigour."

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