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Transgressive Criminology

Transgressive criminologists are interested in a broader definition of crime – activities that cause harm – rather than strictly activities that are against the law of the land. This enables them to consider corporate crime, state crime and green crime. Post-modern feminists like Carol Smart also promote a transgressive approach to criminology on the basis that traditional criminology is malestream and ignores that many things that are harmful to women are not illegal. Marxists raise similar points, indicating that the law is made by the ruling class; they would consider some activities as "corporate crime" or "white collar crime" without any laws necessarily being broken.

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