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Different Worlds book
Legal and social definitions of crime do not always coincide and can conflict. Crime is a breach of the criminal law but it also involves a social relationship between victim and offender which takes on particular patterns and meaning in space and time. Time and space provide the setting for all criminal interactions, the setting being essential to specifying the context of the criminal act. In short, space and time are crucial to any understanding of how crime is generated, explained and, above all, prevented.