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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 1
Professor
Chuck O' Connell
Semester
Winter

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Socio 1: O’Connell th Reader, 4 ed. Ch 7: A Crime By Any Other Name “Television has gone tabloid” - depicting typical criminal as physically violent. This perpetuates a limited, “one-on-one” model of crime We do not view executives as criminal because they don’t intend to harm others; they only want to maximize profits and minimize costs. Good intentions; indirect harm Misguided view that those who have good intentions are less evil than those w/ bad ones And that victims have consented to work under dangerous conditions so it’s OK But, everyone has to get a job, and most have no choice in order to survive Is a murderer who lost his cool more criminal than an executive who knew exactly what he was doing and acts voluntarily? The executive KNEW his actions would harm someone. One cannot appeal to ordinary moral notions to defend criminal law because cr
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