By Eileen B. Leonard
Crime, Inequality and Power demanding situations the dominant definitions of crime and the legal via its uniquely comparative technique. during this booklet Eileen Leonard analyzes a number of varieties of felony habit within the usa, together with violence, sexual attack, robbery, and drug legislation violations, when additionally asking readers to think about the parallels among crimes which are not often notion related. Leonard’s juxtaposition of known highway crimes, akin to automobile robbery, along large-scale company robbery, vividly exposes profound inequalities within the means crime is outlined, and the remedy it gets in the legal justice method.
Leonard’s research additionally unearths the underlying inequalities of race, type, and gender which allow the perpetuation of such crimes, in addition to calling into query the truth of basic American beliefs of equity and equivalent justice. additionally, the ebook questions even if present guidelines that punish highway crime excessively whereas minimizing the crimes of the strong, fail to maintain the general public secure. A broader attention of crime, and the inequalities that underlie it, bargains a clean chance to reconsider public rules and enduring problems with crime and felony justice.
Challenging the numerous power inequalities within the notion of and reaction to crime, this critique of yankee crime and punishment may be of curiosity to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars, in addition to students, within the fields of criminology, sociology and law.
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