Cultural Criminology Essay

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The position of authorities with its values and norms will tolerate only the same or similar cultures because it is matter of preserving power. Presdee (2004, p. 276) argues that crime is the product of imbalanced power relations when subjects compete in the activities during a social reaction. By pushing forward cultural agenda in hidden competition between majority and minority of population can also reveal tensions in society. Different subcultures are criticized for not obeying traditional values and creating alternative beliefs. Competition between cultures often gives doubt what is unusual behaviour and criminal behaviour and what behaviour is acceptable and what is not criminal behaviour. The legislation with its institutions is used…show more content…
However, variety of crimes requires narrowly focused branch of criminology in order to better explain the cause of crime. Criminologist cannot prioritize which criminal behaviour is more or less important because legislation only defines independently what is crime and what is not. Thus, legislation and its criminal bodies should be innovated and not specific criminal behaviour that are defined in legislation. O 'Brien (2005, p. 600-605) argues that there is no clear definition from cultural criminologists what creates culture, what are criteria and how to study culture, but overall cultural criminological theme is concentrated on culture that cause anti-social behaviour. Despite having some little defects in cultural criminology as in other subdivisions of criminology, its contribution to criminological field is significant to understand the cause of criminal behaviour because it offers the remarkable view from the different perspective. Cultural criminology is recently developed field that needs more time to firmly settle down and prove that it is equal and useful along with other

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