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Essay Topic: As we learn in the video, Crimes of the Powerful, our justice system tends to focus on street crime, often ignoring much more significant problems such as white-collar, corporate, and state crime. Write a paper discussing the myths and realities of crime. Please elaborate on the following points in your essay: a. Imagine asking 100 strangers to describe a criminal. Predict whether those descriptions would be likely to focus on street criminals, or the variety of topics covered in this video.

b. Describe how society defines crime. Do not provide a definition – instead, explain how the definition is reached.

c. Discuss how society decides what to define as a crime.

d. Present a clear statement about a particular crime, something we know to be absolutely true. Illustrate how we know that this is an accurate statement.

e. Present an example of a widely held myth or misconception about crime and society. Determine how we know that this is a myth. Explain why this myth is so difficult to abandon. The paper must be three to four pages in length and formatted according to APA style.