Autobiography of child of the London slums and petty criminal. A vivid picture of a world of whores and drunks and thieves, of the inside of reform schools and prisons for young delinquents. More essential, it is a very thorough and penetrating analysis of the making and breaking of criminal life. This book is not only of soolological import -- it has insight and depth and offers absorbing reading along challenging lines. Sell as human document -- as well as to anyone interested in social problems and criminology.