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Folk Crime

  • By: Daniel W. Phillips, Lindy B. Mitchell & Cameron M. Murrell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Folk crimes are different from crimes that criminologists have typically focused on (e.g., murder, burglary), because they tend not to tarnish the identity of those who commit them (e.g., poaching and traffic violations). For instance, a poacher may remain in his ...

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