By James E. Palombo
This autobiographical discourse strains the reviews of James Palombo from drug-dealing wise-guy and convict to social employee, professor, and global traveller. alongside the way in which, and during his struggles, Palombo speaks to various vital concerns relative to America--a kingdom he sees as usually at odds with its personal id. mixed with the study of Randall Shelden, legal to Critic increases major and well timed recommendations, eventually serving as a bridge among educational and public audiences in encouraging a discussion central to present day desire for a extra unified and civic-minded society.
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Additional info for Criminal to Critic: Reflections amid the American Experiment (Critical Perspectives on Crime and Inequality)
I did think, however, that this style of travel sure was a lucky break. On arrival, we were escorted through the airport terminal, handcuffs and leg irons in place. I remember gazing at people who were walking about, going and coming, moving freely. I thought about how great it was to travel and how great it would be to be like them. Everyone noticed us, passing with varying degrees of caution and disdain. One little boy came up to me and stared into my dark glasses with a look of wonderment. Perhaps this was his first opportunity to see a “real” criminal.
The same cycle would then occur. It was the type of grotesque and disgusting, yet absurdly humorous, behavior that I would become all too familiar with during the years ahead. Fortunately, for the moment, I was spared more of the drama, as my girlfriend, her brother, and I were bailed out the following day. It was a night whose image remains vivid in my mind. m. and I was standing in a corridor looking through a doorway. The door was open enough for me to see my attorney, feet propped up on his desk, one hand to the forehead while the other held a document that he was reading intensely.
It was time to move on, and, as the ironies of life often are, it was in this kind of place, in jail, that I felt the spirit to make it happen. NOTES 1. The description provided here illustrates the basic floor plan of the typical jail. Part of this kind of plan has its origins in Jeremy Bentham’s famous panopticon of the late eighteenth century. This design also became useful to those who would later design the factory, since it involved a central administration area that allowed complete surveillance of inmates at all times.
Criminal to Critic: Reflections amid the American Experiment (Critical Perspectives on Crime and Inequality) by James E. Palombo