Page 4 of your text states:
"Some criminologists insist that the field of criminology must include behaviors that go beyond those defined as crimes through the political process; not doing so, they say, restricts rather than encourages inquiry into relevant forms of human behavior."
Note from my instructor;
this is a criminological theory class so I want you to leave your job behind if you and think in terms of theories. I love reading posts that start with "My decades in law enforcement...." but that will not be the right approach for this class. We will overlay theory on practice- but let's start with the theories so that we can see things with fresh eyes and come away from this class with a broader view.
Comment on this statement- thinking like a criminologist.