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The jack-roller; a delinquent boy's own story


The Jack-Roller tells the story of Stanley, a pseudonym Clifford Shaw gave to his informant and co-author, Michael Peter Majer. Stanley was sixteen years old when Shaw met him in 1923 and had recently been released from the Illinois State Reformatory at Pontiac, after serving a one-year sentence for burglary and jack-rolling (mugging), Vivid, authentic, this is the autobiography of a delinquent--his experiences, influences, attitudes, and values. The Jack-Roller helped to establish the life-history or "own story" as an ...

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The Jack-Roller: A Delinquent Boy's Own Story
2013, Martino Fine Books

ISBN-13: 9781614275398

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The Jack-Roller: A Delinquent Boy's Own Story
1966, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226751269

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