Discussion Questions

  1. Which crimes should be punishable by long prison sentences and which by community-based sentences?
  2. Do some property crimes have the potential to become violent?
  3. What is the difference between substantive and procedural law?
  4. With some acts, there have to be essential elements for them to be considered crimes. Provide some examples of acts that may not always be considered crimes. Under what circumstances would they be considered crimes?
  5. How does white-collar crime differ from organized crime?