19 March 2009

What Do People Consider a Crime?

1976 Survey of things people of different nations (India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Yugoslavia, United States) expect to be crimes:

99% ~ Robbery

90% ~ Drug Use, Stealing Public Funds, Incest, Factory Pollution

74% ~ Homosexuality (reportd as "less than three-fourths")

"about half" ~ Abortion, Public Protests, Not Helping Person in Danger

via: "In the Name of Justice" p. 57 (reaction by James Wilson)

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