Crime and Criminal Behavior (Key Issues in Crime and by William J. Chambliss

By William J. Chambliss

Crime and felony Behavior delves into such hotly debated themes as age of consent, euthanasia and assisted suicide, playing, weapons, web pornography, marijuana and different drug legislation, non secular convictions, and terrorism and extremism. From utilizing a faking I.D. to assaulting one's household accomplice to compelling inebriated, an enormous array of behaviors healthy into the definition of felony. The authors of those 20 chapters research the historic contexts of every subject and provide arguments either for and opposed to the ways that legislators and courts have outlined and answered to legal behaviors, addressing the occasionally advanced coverage issues concerned. delicate topics equivalent to hate crimes are addressed, as are crimes conducted by way of huge teams or states, together with struggle crime and company crime. This quantity additionally considers crimes which are tough to prosecute, similar to web crime and highbrow estate crime, and crimes approximately which there's war of words as to if the habit harms society or the person concerned (gun regulate and euthanasia, for example).

The Series

The 5 short, issues-based books in SAGE Reference's Key matters in Crime & Punishment sequence offer examinations of debatable courses, practices, difficulties or concerns from assorted views. Volumes correspond to the 5 primary subfields within the felony Justice curriculum: Crime & felony habit, Policing, The Courts, Corrections, and Juvenile Justice.

Each quantity involves nearly 20 chapters supplying succinct pro/con examinations, and instructed Readings finish each one bankruptcy, highlighting diversified techniques to or views at the factor handy. As a suite, those volumes supply ideal reference help for college students writing place papers in undergraduate classes spanning the legal Justice curriculum. each one name is nearly 350 pages in length.

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