FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY - SECTION 1

MAIN OUTLINE OF CRIME (AQA PSYB 3)

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CRIME - OFFENDING

define crime - crime is a breach of a rule or law in which a punishment is given by legal enforcement agencies.

problem with defining crime

- cultural relativity(what may be acceptable in the one country may not be acceptable in another)

e.g drinking alcohol in the uk is acceptable for 18 +, but in islam it is a sin to drink alcohol.

- time bound

e.g soldiers may kill people in the iraq war to keep the queens peace, they are not deliberately killing them without any reason

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