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What is crime? : controversies over the nature of crime and what to do about it

Author: Stuart Henry; Mark Lanier
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2001.
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For decades, scholars have disagreed about what kinds of behaviour count as crime. Is it simply a violation of the criminal law? Or is it behaviour that causes serious harm? This examination of crime  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
What is crime?
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2001
(OCoLC)651731143
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Henry; Mark Lanier
ISBN: 0847698068 9780847698066 0847698076 9780847698073
OCLC Number: 44868958
Description: xiv, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Crime in context: the scope of the problem / Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry --
The nature of crime / Jerome Michael, Mortimer J. Adler / Who is the criminal? / Paul W. Tappan --
Defining patterns of crime and types of offenders / Don C. Gibbons, Kathryn Ann Farr --
Defenders of order or guardians of human rights? / Herman Schwendinger, Julia Schwendinger --
Crime as social interaction / Leroy C. Gould, Gary Kleck, Marc Gertz --
Defining crime in a community setting: negotiation and legitimation of community claims / Paul Schnorr --
The media's role in the definition of crime / Ray Surette, Charles Otto --
Racing crime: definition and dilemmas / Katheryn K. Russell --
Constitutive definiton of crime: power as harm / Dragan Milovanovic, Stuart Henry --
A needs-based, social harms definition of crime / Larry L. Tifft, Dennis C. Sullivan --
Crime as desrepute / Scott Greer, John Hagan --
The prism of crime: toward an itegrated definition of crime / Stuart Henry, Mark M. Lanier.
Responsibility: edited by Stuart Henry and Mark M. Lanier.

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If I had my way, a course on What Is Crime? would be a prerequisite to introductory criminology. Leading criminological theorists of the last several generations debate the issue. It is the most Read more...

 
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