Social construction of crime

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What did Newburn suggest about crime?
Crime is basically a label that is attached to certain forms of behaviour, which are prohibited by the state
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Because crime is defined by the law, what does this mean about the rightness or wrongness of actions?
That no action is intrinsically right or wrong
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What does changing social attitudes show about crime?
That an act that was once considered a crime, isn't anymore. For example, homosexuality
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Why, as Newburn pointed out, is no action intrinsically right or wrong?
Because crime definitions vary from place to place and time to time, so nothing is criminal in itself
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What is crime?
A social construct
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That no action is intrinsically right or wrong

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Because crime is defined by the law, what does this mean about the rightness or wrongness of actions?

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That an act that was once considered a crime, isn't anymore. For example, homosexuality

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Because crime definitions vary from place to place and time to time, so nothing is criminal in itself

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A social construct

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