Criminal Justice in Action: The Core by Roger LeRoy Miller, Larry K. Gaines

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Sexual Assault Forced or coerced sexual intercourse (or other sexual act). AN INTEGRATED DEFINITION OF CRIME Considering both the consensus and conflict models, we can construct a definition of crime that will be useful throughout this textbook. For our purposes, crime is an action or activity that is: LO2 1. Punishable under criminal law, as determined by the majority or, in some cases, by a powerful minority. 2. Considered an offense against society as a whole and prosecuted by public officials, not by victims and their relatives or friends.

In addition, we appreciate the work of Julia Campbell of the University of Nebraska–Kearney, who created teaching and discussion tips for the Annotated Instructor’s Edition, as well as the Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank, the PowerPoint presentations, and the new Lesson Plan supplement. We are also grateful for the aid of Assistant Editor Meaghan Banks, who managed the creation and publication of supplements, and Editorial Assistant John Chell, who assisted with the core text. A final thanks to all of the great people in marketing and advertising who helped to get the word out about the book, including Marketing Manager Michelle Williams, who has been tireless in her attention to this project; Joy Westberg, for her excellent writing skills; and Lead Marketing Communications Manager Tami Strang, for keeping everything on track.

Many Americans felt that this “loophole” in our nation’s gun laws needed to be closed. To more fully understand the concept of crime, it will help to examine LO1 the two most common models of how society “decides” which acts are criminal: the consensus model and the conflict model. THE CONSENSUS MODEL The consensus model assumes that as people gather together to form a society, they naturally come to a basic agreement with regard to shared norms and values. Those individuals whose actions deviate from the established norms and values are considered to pose a threat to the well-being of society as a whole and must be sanctioned (punished).

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