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CRIME AND DEVIANCE
APRIL 2011
Undercover policing
http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/house_of_lords/newsid_9355000/9355803.stm
Police infiltrated a group of environmental activists in order to protect a power station. The
subsequent prosecution was compromised as a result, not least when the police officer agreed to
testify for the defence.
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Is undercover work justifiable?
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Does it undermine public confidence?
State crime – human rights
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13193437
the US vs China – discussions on human rights centre around home stability vs criticism from
abroad.
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Who should police globally?
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Is it the pot calling the kettle black?
Cross-cultural norms
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/26/uganda-anti-gay-bill-death-penalty
The death penalty for homosexuality may be dropped from anti-gay legislation in Uganda as a
result of pressure. NB most stories focused on the death penalty for gays, rather than the specifics
of active homosexuals living with HIV and same-sex rape.
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What influence does the media have on public policy?
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Is deviant and criminal behaviour the same everywhere?
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