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The Resource Crime : the mystery of the common-sense concept, Robert Reiner

Crime : the mystery of the common-sense concept, Robert Reiner

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Crime : the mystery of the common-sense concept
Title
Crime
Title remainder
the mystery of the common-sense concept
Statement of responsibility
Robert Reiner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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1946-
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Reiner, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Key concepts
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  • Crime
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
Label
Crime : the mystery of the common-sense concept, Robert Reiner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Crime: Conundrums of a Common-Sense Concept Chapter One. Legal Conceptions of Crime Chapter Two. Moral Conceptions of Crime Chapter Three. Everybody s Doing It: Social Conceptions of Crime and Deviance Chapter Four. How Do They Get Away With It? The Non-Criminalization of the Powerful Chapter Five. The Criminal Justice Process and Conceptions of Crime Chapter Six. Media, Crime and the Politics of Law and Order Chapter Seven. Whodunnit and Why? Criminological Conceptions of Crime Conclusion. Crime: A Capital Concept
Control code
FIEb17863119
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780745660301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928779890
Label
Crime : the mystery of the common-sense concept, Robert Reiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. Crime: Conundrums of a Common-Sense Concept Chapter One. Legal Conceptions of Crime Chapter Two. Moral Conceptions of Crime Chapter Three. Everybody s Doing It: Social Conceptions of Crime and Deviance Chapter Four. How Do They Get Away With It? The Non-Criminalization of the Powerful Chapter Five. The Criminal Justice Process and Conceptions of Crime Chapter Six. Media, Crime and the Politics of Law and Order Chapter Seven. Whodunnit and Why? Criminological Conceptions of Crime Conclusion. Crime: A Capital Concept
Control code
FIEb17863119
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780745660301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)928779890

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