A LIFE OF CRIME

Author: Wilson (Paul)
Year: 1990
Publisher: Scribe
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st Australian Edn.
Book Condition: NrF.
ISBN: 9780908011179
Price: 12.00
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Softcover. An autobiography. The author became Australia's foremost criminologist and discusses his surprising pre-Fitzgerald friendships with both Terry Lewis and Ray Whitrod; his marriage breakup, his subsequent breakdown, and his rehabilitation in a therapeutic community; his controversial defence of 'the man they called a monster'; and his attitudes to censorship and sex. At the same time, there is a comprehensive, persuasive critique of many aspects of Australian life in which Dr Wilson has particular expertise: the criminal justice system; the study and practice of psychology; the media's treatment of crime, prisons and prisoners; the National Crime Authority; political interference and self-censorship in public authorities; and Australia's punitive attitude to offenders. An unusually candid book. 176pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned pp., sl. faded sp. o/w Nr. F.

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