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Defining crime: a critique of the concept and its implication

"Defining Crime explores the limitations of the legal definition of crime, how that politically based definition has shaped criminological research, and why criminologists must redefine crime to include scientific objectivity. Lynch, Stretesky, and Long argue that a scientific definition of cri...

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Main Author: Lynch, Michael J.
Contributors: Stretesky, Paul B. (VerfasserIn); Long, Michael A. (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Palgrave Macmillan 2015
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Summary:"Defining Crime explores the limitations of the legal definition of crime, how that politically based definition has shaped criminological research, and why criminologists must redefine crime to include scientific objectivity. Lynch, Stretesky, and Long argue that a scientific definition of crime must be detached from criminal law and the variation the political construction imposes. The authors propose an alternative definition of crime, explore its limitations, and how it can reshape criminological research"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (page 173-185) and index
Physical Description:194 pages 23 cm
ISBN:9781137479341