Quotes by Freda Adler
American criminologist and educator
Alive from: 1934-
Quotes 1 till 4 of 4.
That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.
There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.