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Unformatted text preview: Sociology of Deviant Behavior Agenda for Today Photo Essays Quinney Photo Essays Quinney Part 1 Chapter 5 I. The Official Definition of Crime A. Crime is a legal definition created by the agents of the dominant class in power B. Crime is not inherent in behavior but a judgment made by some about others C. The greater the number of definitions of crime that are formulated and applied, the greater the amount of crime II. Formulating Definitions of Crime A. Definitions of crime are composed of behaviors that conflict with the interests of the dominant class and includes legal policies for the treatment of criminals B. Definitions of crime change as the interests of the dominant class change III. Applying Definitions of Crime A. Definitions of crime are applied by the class that has the power to shape the enforcement and administration of criminal law B. Criminal law is not applied directly by those in power but its enforcement is delegated to legal agents; this results in some variation in how definitions will be applied. will be applied....
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