chapter  Chapter 6
The crime of maldevelopment as a needed conceptual category of criminology
ByMaría Laura Böhm
Pages 37

This chapter explains the crime of maldevelopment as a needed conceptual category of criminology. The chapter lays out, explains and analytically organizes criminological antecedents of the Global North (white-collar crime and criminality of the powerful, macrocriminality, mass media studies, green criminology, victimology, crimes of globalization), presents previous works and authors from the Global South (Aniyar de Castro, Elbert and Zaffaroni) and emphasizes the relevance of studies oriented toward the criminological analysis of social harm. Purposes and ways of possible forms of understanding responsibility oriented toward the reparation of harms and to the reintegration of actors and social bonds in a constructive way are also presented.