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Blackmail

  • By: Walter E. Block
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Blackmail can be defined as a demand for money (or other benefits, e.g., sexual services) combined with a threat to reveal something about the “victim” of this enterprise; it is illegal everywhere. Quotation marks have been placed around the word “victim” ...

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