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On the Edge of Reason? Armed Robbery, Affective Transgression, and Bounded Rationality

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Based on interviews with convicted armed robbers, this article presents their self-reported motivations. Aside from anticipated monetary reward, some of the distinctive foreground qualities of armed robbery, including hedonic thrills, fear arousal and control are revealed. The concept of “crime as defibrillation” is introduced to account for the sensory surge craved by these men to counter a life of systematic structural exclusion, dysphoria, and lack of prospect. Suffering from sensory...[Show more]

dc.date.accessioned2021-08-23T04:34:26Z
dc.identifier.issn0163-9625
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/244989
dc.description.abstractBased on interviews with convicted armed robbers, this article presents their self-reported motivations. Aside from anticipated monetary reward, some of the distinctive foreground qualities of armed robbery, including hedonic thrills, fear arousal and control are revealed. The concept of “crime as defibrillation” is introduced to account for the sensory surge craved by these men to counter a life of systematic structural exclusion, dysphoria, and lack of prospect. Suffering from sensory asystole, it is only the most extreme and risky behavior, in the form of serious violent crime, that can revive a life otherwise flatlining and out of control.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.rights© 2016 Taylor & Francis
dc.sourceDeviant Behavior
dc.titleOn the Edge of Reason? Armed Robbery, Affective Transgression, and Bounded Rationality
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume38
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor160200 - CRIMINOLOGY
local.identifier.absfor160800 - SOCIOLOGY
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB4561
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.routledge.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationTaylor, Emmeline, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue8
local.identifier.doi10.1080/01639625.2016.1229929
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T10:54:05Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84992417337
local.identifier.thomsonID000404806400006
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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