Crime and the Criminal Justice System

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Crime and the Criminal Justice System Crime  is an act of deviance that is prohibited by law. The distinguishing  property of crime is that people who violate the law are liable to be arrested,  tried, pronounced guilty, and deprived of their lives, liberty, or property. It is the  state that defines crime by the laws it promulgates, administers, and enforces. Forms of Crime.  An infinite variety of acts can be crimes.  Federal agencies keep records on  index crimes —violent crimes  against people and crimes against property. Juvenile crime is crime  committed by youth under the age of 18.  Organized crime  is carried  out by large-scale bureaucratic organizations that provide illegal  goods and services in public demand.  White-collar crime  is crime  committed by relatively affluent persons, often in the course of  business activities. Crime can be committed by corporations and by 
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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