Criminal actions and social situations: understanding the role of structure and intentionality

This book develops a more nuanced, and technically rigorous, account of persons and groups in the context of intentional action and responsibility. Until now, criminologists have taken groups as fairly straightforward associations and neglected the technical--and problematic--issues of how intention...

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Main Author: Amatrudo, Anthony
Format: Electronic/Print Book
Language:English
Published: Basingstoke, Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan [2018]
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Summary:This book develops a more nuanced, and technically rigorous, account of persons and groups in the context of intentional action and responsibility. Until now, criminologists have taken groups as fairly straightforward associations and neglected the technical--and problematic--issues of how intention and action both structure membership and action. Amatrudo also assesses the often-overlooked fleeting nature of many groups and the overstated continuity of group membership, and this book has radical implications for the way we describe criminal groupings e.g. "criminal" groups with their loose bonds but tight sense of intentionality from criminogenic groups with their tight bonds and loose sense of intentionality. A key issue investigated here is the implications involved for people incarcerated on joint criminal enterprise charges and gang membership-related charges--back cover
Section 1. Technical and Analytical Considerations : 1. The Central Problem of Collective Action -- 2. Collective Action and Goals -- Section 2. Legal Considerations : 3. Mobs, Masses and Treating People as Groups -- 4. Organisations and Their Enterprise in UK Criminal Law and in International Law -- Section 3. Reality and Sociology : 5. Real-Life Cases: War Criminal Prosecutions and the Treatment of Membership of Illegal Organisations -- 6. The Gang in Criminological Literature -- 7. Drawing the Strands Together
Physical Description:x, 196 Seiten 21 cm
ISBN:9781137457301
DOI:10.1057/978-1-137-45731-8