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Whiz Mob
A Correlation of the Technical Argot of Pickpockets with Their Behavior Pattern

 

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Whiz Mob
A Correlation of the Technical Argot of Pickpockets with Their Behavior Pattern

by David W. Maurer (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780742533516

 

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This work is a study of the world of pickpockets. It explains the words used by pickpockets and uses them to provide a window into the life and experiences of the professional criminal.


Whiz Mob is David W. Maurer's classic study of the world of pickpockets. Similar to his best-known work, The Big Con, in Whiz Mob Maurer explains the colorful expressions and vivid words used by pickpockets and uses them to provide a window into the life and experiences of the professional criminal. Although he is quick to point out that he never had any actual experience on the racket, Maurer spent many years interviewing pickpockets and learning about their way of life. The result is a fascinating look at the work, lives, morals, and dangers of this element of the criminal subculture. Whiz Mob is essential reading for sociologists, linguists, and everyone interested in the mystery and intrigue of the criminal underworld.


 

ISBN 742533514
ISBN13 9780742533516
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format Paperback
Publication date 01/06/1964
Pages 222
Weight (grammes) 290
Published in United States
Height (mm) 215
Width (mm) 142

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Nature of Professional Crime Chapter 3 The Pickpocket and Legitimate Society Chapter 4 The Place of the Pickpocket in the Underworld Chapter 5 Usage Levels of the Pickpocket Chapter 6 The Act of Theft Chapter 7 Different Types of Mobs Chapter 8 The Mark Chapter 9 Money and Valuables Chapter 10 The Thief and the Law Chapter 11 Skills and Training Chapter 12 Places to Work Chapter 13 Ethics and Morals Chapter 14 The Word-Finder List