Next Sketch Outing

Sept. 22: Columbia City

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Suzzallo Library - 3rd Floor South Allen Stacks - HV Crime Section

When I heard that today's sketchcrawl was at Suzzallo library I thought I would like to do something different than I did last time when I sketched the front of the building. I thought it would be fun to go back into the stacks where I first started thinking about what would later become my career as a Criminal Justice/Criminology professor. So I found the old familiar HV section ... some of the books on the shelves...The Criminal Personality, The Onion Field, Sexual Homicide Patterns and Motives, Crime and the American Dream, Punishment and Social Control, Acting Out: Maladaptive Behavior in Confinement, Letters from Attica, Life and Death in Sing Sing, Concrete Mama: Prison Profiles from Walla Walla, Using Murder: The Social Construction of Serial Homicide,  Sex Crimes, Women, Murder, and Justice, Women Serial and Mass Murderers, Evil Doers, Convicts, Profiling Violent Crimes, Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Postmortem....As I sat there sketching I remembered many a day long ago lost in some of these books. A peaceful afternoon sketching down memory lane thinking about how powerful books can be in shaping the course of a persons life.


  1. So sorry I missed you! How did you get up and down the stairs without seeing me- I was right at the top. Anyway, you're drawing is incredible. When you said you might draw all the books I thought you were kidding, or nuts. I should know better.