Metal Scrappers and Thieves: Scavenging for Survival and Profit

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Metal Scrappers and Thieves: Scavenging for Survival and Profit

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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.

ISBN

9783319575018

Publication Date

7-19-2017

Keywords

Metal theft, scrap metal, theft prevention

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

City

Cham, Switzerland

Comments

Class of 2004

Metal Scrappers and Thieves: Scavenging for Survival and Profit

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