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Reiner, Robert

Crime, The Mystery of the Common-Sense Concept

Reiner, Robert - Crime, The Mystery of the Common-Sense Concept, ebook

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Crime is a source of endless fascination and fear. Yet behind the apparent consensus that crime must be fought, there is considerable conflict about what should or should not be treated as criminal, and even the most shocking crimes can inspire divisive debate.

This concise book explores the seemingly simple, common-sense concept of crime revealing the huge complexities, ambiguities and tensions that lie beneath it. Criminal law is often at odds with different moral perspectives and the practices of different cultures. The mass media distort the picture profoundly, as do politicians in pursuit of law and order votes. The criminal justice system tackles only a limited range of crimes ? almost entirely ones committed by the poor and relatively powerless ? while often neglecting the most dangerous and harmful activities of corporations and states, from the carnage of unjust wars to the tragedies engendered by austerity. It is only by examining the multiple and varied perspectives on crime that we can begin to understand and respond appropriately to this social phenomenon.

Written by a world-leading criminologist, this insightful book will be an invaluable and captivating introduction for students and interested readers of criminology, law, sociology and politics.

Keywords: criminology, criminality, criminal justice system, CJS, justice, prisons, policing, law and order, law, deviance, crimes of the powerful, stop and search, victimization, criminalization, criminology, criminality, criminal justice system, CJS, justice, prisons, policing, law and order, law, deviance, crimes of the powerful, stop and search, victimization, criminalization, Sociology of Law

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Key Concepts
Page amount
272 pages
Category
Upbringing, Education
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509510764
Printed ISBN
9780745660318

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