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Misdemeanor Crime: Trivial Criminal Pursuit John H. Lindquist

Misdemeanor Crime: Trivial Criminal Pursuit

John H. Lindquist

Published September 1st 1988
ISBN : 9780803929227
Hardcover
200 pages
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Lindquist discusses the distinction between felonies and misdemeanors and the simplistic nature of current definitions. He examines the political power special interest groups can assert in determining the nature of misdemeanor crime and its use as aMoreLindquist discusses the distinction between felonies and misdemeanors and the simplistic nature of current definitions. He examines the political power special interest groups can assert in determining the nature of misdemeanor crime and its use as a powerful tool of subjection in the hands of the state. Various categories of misdemeanor crime are presented, and the transgressors, their punishment, and their victims all discussed at length. Chapters cover street deviance crimes such as prostitution, drug and alcohol abuse, gambling, and homosexuality, as well as petty crime, family violence and child abuse, and obsenity and pornography.