House Republicans Try to Create a World Fit for Criminals - Printable Version
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House Republicans Try to Create a World Fit for Criminals - Brewman_Jax - 06-25-2012 07:35 AM
From the article:
Quote:In criminology, we recognize that one of the leading restraints on the effectiveness of law enforcement is what is known as “systems capacity.” Indeed, my mentor, Henry Pontell (UC Irvine), defined the concept. In the context of crimes of the street (other than Wall Street), there is normally no lobby trying to allow the typically lower class criminals to commit their crimes with impunity. In crimes of the business suites, however, it is the norm that there are well-funded, powerful, and seemingly legitimate lobbyists for the elite criminals who seek to allow them to commit their crimes with impunity. Similarly, it is rare for street criminals to consult a lawyer before they commit their crimes. Elite white-collar criminals often consult with expert legal counsel before, during, and after they commit their crimes in order to try to minimize the risk of being sanctioned.
The "law and order" political party likes law and order--against "those people". An army of guys in hoodies and illegal immigrants over a thousand years could NEVER do the economic damage that the Wall St. banksters did in 5 years. Most of the banksters will likely never be indicted and arrested, much less sent to prison.