Constructing Crime: Discourse and Cultural Representations by C. Gregoriou

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By C. Gregoriou

Crime and criminals are a pervasive subject matter in all parts of our tradition, together with media, journalism, movie and literature. This ebook explores how crime is developed and culturally represented via various components together with Spanish, English Language and Literature, song, Criminology, Gender, legislations, Cultural and legal Justice stories.

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Finally, the judge confidently endorsed the claimant’s ‘forking path’ narrative: I am entirely satisfied on a balance of probabilities that, had it not been for the defendant’s breach of duty, the claimant would have been removed from Miss P’s care and that removal would have taken place no later than the end of 1978, as a result of which the claimant would have been spared the years of abuse that followed and the resultant injuries. (NXS 2009:279) NXS was awarded damages that had been agreed at £60 000 – the relatively modest sum reflecting the fact that damages based mainly on lost earnings bear little relation to the moral gravity of the wrong that the complainant has suffered.

These can only potentially protect us against a single type of suicide bomber (‘there was only a 50% to 60% chance that a full body scanner would have detected the explosives moulded to Abdulmutallab’s body’) and hence cannot be relied on exclusively (‘A scanner on its own is not enough’). ] continue the TSA’s sterling efforts in making flying as degrading and unpleasant as possible’). To drive the point home, the measures are clearly sexualised, with method number 3 here mockingly reading ‘Every passenger about to fly must have sex with a TSA staff member’, while the searches are 28 Constructing Crime elsewhere said to ‘include a firm pressing of a security guard’s hand on genitalia and breasts’, the machines all the while ‘offer[ing] security guards an all but naked view of passengers’.

Repeatedly frustrated in her attempts to gain access to the Council’s files, NXS eventually purloined a Council document from her GP’s file showing that the Council was aware of her being abused as a baby. Still unable to obtain further information from the Council, she ‘felt compelled to initiate criminal proceedings’ against her mother. These led to her applying to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme at the suggestion of the police and then, at the suggestion of her solicitor, suing the Council for negligence.

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