Understanding Crime in Canadian Society

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Essay #: 054894
Total text length is 4,621 characters (approximately 3.2 pages).

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The beginning:
Understanding Crime in Canadian Society
Question to be answered: Explain why it is important to understand crime and our responses to crime in the context of a fluid concept. Highlight concepts and examples discussed throughout the course to support your answer.
Response using course materials
This paper briefly looks at why it is important to understand crime and our responses to crime in the context of a fluid concept. The paper notes that crime differs as a concept over time because society focuses on different types of “nefarious” conduct over time and also because societal expectations and standards do change over time; “crime” today does not mean the same thing it meant 40 years ago. Additionally, besides the fact that crime is...
The end:
.....n a woman who is not so preoccupied by such activities.
To end, this paper has highlighted why crime and our responses to it have to be viewed fluidly: since “crime” is socially constructed, historically and culturally constructed and constructed by individuals coming from different perspectives, it is going to mean different things to different people – and different approaches will be taken to resolving the same basic “issues”. All in all, tomorrow’s generation of young people will have a different view of crime than we do today.
Works Cited
“Powerpoint 1: understanding crime in Canadian society.” 2009 (additional information not provided).
Powerpoint 2: understanding crime in Canadian society.” 2009 (additional information not provided).