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When an argument results in the death of one of the participants, a jury may be asked to decide whether it was murder, selfdefense, or merely an accidental fatality. Each person on the jury may have their own interpretation of what took place, and whether the act is labeled a crime depends on their interpretation of events. ❚ The process in which people are defined or labeled as criminal is also subjective. One person is viewed as an unrepentant hard-core offender and sent to a maximum security prison.

Guilt was determined by two methods. One was compurgation, in which the accused person swore an oath of innocence with the backing of 12 to 25 oath helpers, who would attest to his or her character and claims of innocence. The second was trial by ordeal, which was based on the principle that divine forces would not allow an innocent person to be harmed. It involved such measures as having the accused place his or her hand in boiling water or hold a hot iron. If the wound healed, the person was found innocent; if the wound did not heal, the accused was deemed CONCEPTS OF CRIME, LAW, AND CRIMINOLOGY guilty.

Some Asian societies, such as China, are undergoing rapid industrialization, urbanization, and social change. The shift from agricultural to industrial and service economies has produced political turmoil and a surge in their crime rates. For example, the island of Hong Kong, long a British possession but now part of the People’s Republic of China, is experiencing an upsurge in club drugs. Tied to the local dance scene, ecstasy and ketamine use has skyrocketed, in synch with the traditional drug of choice, heroin.

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