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Metal Scrappers and Thieves

Scavenging for Survival and Profit

Authors: Stickle, Benjamin F.

  • Provides glimpses into the relatively unexplored subculture of scrapping and metal theft
  • Creates a fascinating taxonomy of the "scrapper type"
  • Provides guidance on metal theft prevention techniques and policy implications
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About this book

This book explores the little-known world of scrappers and metal thieves. Benjamin F. Stickle bases his study on field research collected while traversing communities with thieves and scrappers. Drawing on candid interviews, observations of criminals at work, and participation in the scrapping subculture, the volume describes the subculture of scrappers and identifies differences between scrappers and metal thieves. Through the offenders’ perspective, often quoting their candid responses, Stickle explores the motivations for metal theft as well as the techniques and methods for successfully committing theft. The book discusses how these methods and techniques are learned and identifies ways—often through the thieves’ own words—to prevent metal theft. Throughout the book, Stickle also challenges common assumptions about this community and identifies wider policy implications.

About the authors

Benjamin F. Stickle is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at Middle Tennessee State University, USA. His research interests include metal theft, property crime, and policing.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57502-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57501-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metal Scrappers and Thieves
Book Subtitle
Scavenging for Survival and Profit
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57502-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57502-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57501-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 227
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 illustrations in colour
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