hidden crimes

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  • hidden crimes
    • crimes within the family
      • saraga 1996
        • five explanations why crimes are hidden
          • victim is dependant on offender
          • speaking out will lead to more abuse
          • victim loves the offender
          • victims blame themselves or excuse the victims behaviour
          • victims scared they won't be believed
      • domestic violence
      • children
        • physical
        • emotional
        • sexual
      • elderly abuse
    • crimes of the market
      • A.K.A
        • corporate crime
        • white collar crime
      • Langan 1996
        • five categories of crime
          • large corporate crimes committed by companies
            • crimes against employees or the public
              • fly tipping
          • large scale international  criminal corporations
            • drug syndicates
          • small scale criminal firms
            • fake MOT certificates
          • occupational crimes committed by individual in their place of work
            • fiddling expenses
          • other white collar crimes
            • tax evasion
      • rarely considered criminal behaviour
        • crimes of the state
          • cohen 1993
            • "it doesn't happen here"
              • complete denial
            • "if it does, it is something else"
              • e.g. self defence
            • "even if it is what you say  it is, it is justified"
              • e.g. national security
    • crimes of the state
      • cohen 1993
        • "it doesn't happen here"
          • complete denial
        • "if it does, it is something else"
          • e.g. self defence
        • "even if it is what you say  it is, it is justified"
          • e.g. national security
    • racial victimisation
      • 15% of crimes are thought to be racially motivated
      • less than half of racially motivated crimes are reported to the police
      • Stephen Lawrence case

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