25Inequality, incentives, criminality, and blameLegal Theory 22 (2): 153-180. 2016.ABSTRACTThe disadvantaged have incentives to commit crime, and to develop criminogenic dispositions, that limit the extent to which their co-citizens can blame them for breaking the law. This is true regardless of whether the causes of criminality are mainly “structural” or “cultural.” We need not assume that society as a whole is unjust in order to accept this conclusion. And doing so would neither stigmatize nor otherwise disrespect the disadvantaged.
A qualitative study using focus group approach reveals major concerns, personal beliefs, and coping responses of African-American women at risk for human immunodeficiency virus infection. © 1991 The Jacobs Institute of Women's Health.
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