Apr 20, 2021
Constructing Crime: Contemporary Processes of Criminalization
Posted by Joan Brockman

Constructing Crime examines the central question Why do we define and enforce particular behaviours as crimes and target particular individuals as criminals To answer this question, contributors interrogate notions of crime, processes of criminalization, and the deployment of the concept of crime in five radically different sites Two studies of fraud against welfare reciConstructing Crime examines the central question Why do we define and enforce particular behaviours as crimes and target particular individuals as criminals To answer this question, contributors interrogate notions of crime, processes of criminalization, and the deployment of the concept of crime in five radically different sites Two studies of fraud against welfare recipients and physicians illustrate that uneven enforcement of the law can leave the privileged with a sense of entitlement and the marginalized with an imposed criminal self concept An examination of the enforcement of laws against Aboriginal harvesting practices offers yet another example of how the threat of prosecution can be used to criminalize cultural practices, while a study of public housing reveals that its form can influence how residents respond to disorder Lastly, a case study on gambling reveals just how malleable the criminal law and definitions of crime can be.By demonstrating that how crime is defined and enforced is connected to social location and status, these interdisciplinary cases and an afterword by Marie Andree Bertrand challenge us to consider just who is rendered criminal and why This timely volume will appeal to policy makers and students and practitioners of law, criminology, and sociology.

  • Title: Constructing Crime: Contemporary Processes of Criminalization
  • Author: Joan Brockman
  • ISBN: 9780774818193
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Constructing Crime Contemporary Processes of Criminalization Constructing Crime examines the central question Why do we define and enforce particular behaviours as crimes and target particular individuals as criminals To answer this question contributors inter


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