What is Crime?

What is Crime?

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For decades, scholars have disagreed about what kinds of behavior count as crime. Is it simply a violation of the criminal law? Is it behavior that causes serious harm? Is the seriousness affected by how many people are harmed and does it make a difference who those people are? Are crimes less criminal if the victims are black, lower class, or foreigners? When corporations victimize workers is that a crime? What about when governments violate basic human rights of their citizens, and who then polices governments? In What Is Crime? the first book-length treatment of the topic, contributors debate the content of crime from diverse perspectives: consensus/moral, cultural/relative, conflict/power, anarchist/critical, feminist, racial/ethnic, postmodernist, and integrational. Henry and Lanier synthesize these perspectives and explore what each means for crime control policy.Controversies Over the Nature of Crime and what to Do about it Stuart Henry, Mark Lanier ... The Criminalization of Driving under the Influence A final example of how the media influences the crime definition process in terms ... The drunk driver was now characterized as a aquot;killer drunkaquot; and one of societya#39;s worst problems.

Title:What is Crime?
Author:Stuart Henry, Mark Lanier
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2001-01-01


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