“With the fraud, I was robbing big catalogue firms and thinking, They won’t miss the money,” he said. “When I did street robberies, I’d usually be off my head on butane gas, see someone walking down the street with nice stuff on and think, Why should he have nice stuff when I’ve got nothing? I was homeless, full of hatred for society, and felt the system had let me down.”
Similar article: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3200/SOCP.144.1.63-73
Sentencing guidelines for aggravated robbery: http://www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/web_robbery-guidelines.pdf
(Former fraudster and violent street robber, Darren Armstrong, who now runs a charity aimed at rehabilitating ex-offenders and addicts)
I have purchase the novel “Swear Down” that the article refers to and in time it would be fun to work maybe with English on a joint book club activity.