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1. Background and methods; 2. The retributive ethic; 3. A typology of criminal retaliation; 4. Gender and retaliation (with Christopher Mullins); 5. Imperfect retaliation; 6. Retaliation in perspective.

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This 2006 book explores retaliation from the perspective of those who have experienced it first hand.

About the Author

Bruce Jacobs is the author of two previous books, Dealing Crack and Robbing Drug Dealers, as well as the author or co-author of approximately 20 journal articles and book chapters. He is also the editor of Investigating Deviance and the recipient of competitive grant funding from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Richard Wright is the co-author of four previous books, including Armed Robbers in Action and Burglars on the Job, which won the 1994-1995 Outstanding Scholarship in Crime and Delinquency Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems. He is also the co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Fieldwork and author or co-author of approximately 50 journal articles and book chapters. He has been the recipient of competitive grant awards from the National Institute of Justice, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, National Consortium on Violence Research, Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Icelandic Research Council.

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'Street Justice is an absorbing new study of retaliation amongst criminal communities' David Bowes, Thames Valley Police Research Officer

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