By J. B. Stanley
James "Professor Puff" Henry could to boot have "loser" stamped on his brow. Divorced, obese, shy, and residing at domestic, he depends upon books and his favourite snack — cheese puffs — for candy reduction from his difficulties. A former English lit professor at William and Mary, he strikes again to Quincy's hole, a small Virginia city within the Shenandoah Valley, to keep up his recently-widowed father. to enhance his social lifestyles and waistline, he joins a supper membership for dieters who lovingly name themselves the "Flab Five." heading off carbs is almost very unlikely during this deep-fried potato-loving land, so a mysterious dying of their small burg presents a good, if worrying, distraction. whereas dodging delectable temptations, Professor Henry and his fellow dieters interact to drop pounds and locate the killer who has struck worry during this tight-knit neighborhood.
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Lazarsfeld and Morris Rosenberg, Editors, The Language ofSocial Research, Glencot" : The Free Press, 1955, pp. 63--65. 36 INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY and sometimes as "forgery," making it impossible to get a close estimate of the amount of variation in time of anyone of these offences. 12 Fifth, when comparisons are made, the mere number of crimes known to the police is not sufficient. What is needed is statements of rates-the number of crimes in proportion to the number of population or in proportion to some other base.
With the passage of time, more and more concentrated efforts have been made to integrate the findings of investigators in the general fields of sociology and social psychology and to develop a unified body of knowledge which would give an adequate scientific explanation of crime and criminality. The most noteworthy attempts to generalize about the data, or at least about many of the data, on crime and criminality are those by Sutherland, Sellin, Taft and Merton. 3 There have been two distinct handicaps under which criminological theoreticians like Sutherland have worked, and it is these two handicaps which are the subject-matter of this chapter.
Scholars who are convinced that criminality and delinquency can be carefully studied but never explained cannot be expected to follow up and, possibly, modifY and improve any given theoretical generalization. • John L. 53-67. 8 Thorsten Sellin, Culture Conflict and Crime, New York: Social Science Research Council, 1938, pp. 20-40; Robert K. Merton, "Social Structure and Anomie", American Sociological Review, 3 (October, 1938), pp. 677-682 (This article has been revised and enlarged and it now appears in Robert K.
Carbs & Cadavers (Supper Club Mystery, Book 1) by J. B. Stanley