Unformatted text preview: this person not been affected by such factors, he or she would not have committed the crime. When someone is poor and cannot afford food, stealing is caused by the outside influence to survive. Also, the way the law is written determines if something is a crime or not. Many societies view the same acts as both criminal and socially demanded. For example, incest is illegal in the United States, but other countries may use it as a way to teach kids about sex. Just because Americans see it as gross, we deem it criminal. Other countries see it as the best way to teach kids about sex, so they do not deem it as criminal. It is simply our own culture’s view of what is criminal and what is not, and this is reflected in the laws we use....
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- Spring '11
- criminal law, theft, criminal law talks