By Eileen B. Leonard
Crime, Inequality and Power demanding situations the dominant definitions of crime and the legal via its uniquely comparative strategy. during this e-book Eileen Leonard analyzes a number of sorts 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 infrequently concept similar. Leonard’s juxtaposition of typical highway crimes, corresponding to 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 legal justice approach.
Leonard’s research additionally finds the underlying inequalities of race, type, 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. in addition, the e-book questions even if present rules that punish road 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, bargains a clean chance to reconsider public guidelines and enduring problems with crime and legal justice.
Challenging the various chronic inequalities within the notion of and reaction to crime, this critique of yank 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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