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Crime, Inequality and Power demanding situations the dominant definitions of crime and the felony via its uniquely comparative method. during this e-book Eileen Leonard analyzes a number of kinds of felony habit within the usa, together with violence, sexual attack, robbery, and drug legislation violations, while additionally asking readers to think about the parallels among crimes which are hardly ever inspiration related. Leonard’s juxtaposition of generic highway crimes, resembling motor vehicle robbery, along large-scale company robbery, vividly exposes profound inequalities within the method crime is outlined, and the therapy it gets in the felony justice process.

Leonard’s research additionally finds the underlying inequalities of race, classification, and gender which permit the perpetuation of such crimes, in addition to calling into query the truth of primary American beliefs of equity and equivalent justice. furthermore, the publication questions even if present guidelines that punish highway crime excessively whereas minimizing the crimes of the robust, fail to maintain the general public secure. A broader attention of crime, and the inequalities that underlie it, deals a clean chance to reconsider public rules and enduring problems with crime and felony justice.

Challenging the various chronic inequalities within the belief of and reaction to crime, this critique of yankee crime and punishment can be of curiosity to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars, in addition to students, within the fields of criminology, sociology and law.

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