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Nelson Algren, Nathan Kantrowitz, and David Maurer discuss language and characteristics of the criminal underworld

BROADCAST: Jan. 29, 1967 | DURATION: 00:55:33

Synopsis

Nelson Algren, Nathan Kantrowitz, and David Maurer discuss language and criminal subculture, including the development of institutional slang at different prisons, the nature of drug addiction and its influence on criminal language and vocabulary, and the myth of the criminal mind. Includes an Interview with an inmate at a Chicago prison.