ADM JUS 1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 26: Cesare Beccaria, Racialization

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Law making process in the house of commons (elected mps) For the study of crime and criminals it is important to study laws. Criminalizing specific conduct: attaching the label crime to a specific conduct. Practices that attach specific conduct (crimes) to specific bodies. Criminalization is also a practice of racialization, gendering, classing and based on biases about race, gender, poverty and wealth, age and sexuality. Social media"s role in the construction of crime. Laws and crimes are social constructions that are situated within social, cultural, economic and political contexts and shifts and unequal power relations. Crime is the sign of domination but also struggle and contestation about. What conduct is historically, morally, politically, economically and socially not acceptable in a given society. Influential in the modern world that we live in, how we deal with certain people and crimes, depending on how heavily publicized the issue is.

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