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Inas Syed RSDQ 4 The readings for this week were the Critical Perspective on Crime and Social Harm: Toward a Criminology of Human Rights and Chapter four from the Bush Administration’s Criminal War against Iraq. These pieces of writing were written by our teacher David Criger and Ronald C. Kramer and Raymond J. Michalowski, the latter two being the author of the book. I will first start off by addressing the piece of writing by Professor Criger. In his writing he urges the audience to think about the deeper meaning of criminology and the types and definitions of crime. He says that society focuses on the typical types of “street crimes” and overlooks the larger crimes that actually cause more harm. He quoted the ‘Dean of American Criminology’ Edwin Sutherland where he states “…crime is in fact not closely correlated with poverty or with the psychopathic and sociopathic conditions associated with poverty, and that an adequate explanation of criminal behavior must proceed along quite different lines.” This quote is talking about the common misconception that crime is committed more frequently by poor or underprivileged people. These ideas are used to marginalized certain “socially marked
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