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Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimes
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Best Quotes about Crime and criminals

1.
Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

2.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
Huston, John

3.
There is a new billboard outside Time Square. It keeps an up-to minute count of gun-related crimes in New York. Some goofball is going to shoot someone just to see the numbers move.
Letterman, David

4.
He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, let him not know't, and he's notrobbed at all
Shakespeare, William

5.
Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.
Bataille, Georges

6.
Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected, ripens with the flower of the pleasure that concealed it.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

7.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Scott, Howard

8.
Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Genet, Jean

9.
Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel. In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it's intimate and psychological -- resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.
Ehrenreich, Barbara

10.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Doctorow, E. L.

11.
The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the outlaw, the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order.
Foucault, Michel

12.
Crimes, like virtues, are their own rewards.
Farquhar, George

13.
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Deluzy, Madame Dorothe

14.
The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Shaw, George Bernard

15.
Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Connolly, Cyril

16.
No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
Arendt, Hannah

17.
The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much about not being a thief any more. Thieving is God's message to him. Let him try and be a good thief.
Butler, Samuel

18.
Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat.
Proverb, French

19.
A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
Porter, O. Henry

20.
He has committed the crime who profits by it.
Seneca

21.
There are crimes which become innocent and even glorious through their splendor, number and excess.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De

22.
We cannot be sure that we ought not to regard the most criminal country as that which in some aspects possesses the highest civilization.
Ellis, Havelock

23.
The study of crime begins with the knowledge of oneself. All that you despise, all that you loathe, all that you reject, all that you condemn and seek to convert by punishment springs from you.
Miller, Henry

24.
Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.
Seneca

25.
The man who is admired for the ingenuity of his larceny is almost always rediscovering some earlier form of fraud. The basic forms are all known, have all been practiced. The manners of capitalism improve. The morals may not.
Galbraith, John Kenneth

26.
The truth of the matter is that muggers are very interesting people.
Winner, Michael

27.
The wrongdoer is more unfortunate than the man wronged.
Democritus

28.
Small crimes always precedes great ones.
Racine, Jean

29.
It is because they took the easy way out that rivers, and people, go crooked.
Peterson, Jill

30.
One crime has to be concealed by another.
Seneca

31.
Locks keep out only the honest.
Proverb, Jewish

32.
He reminds me of the man who murdered both his parents, and then when the sentence was about to be pronounced, pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was orphan.
Lincoln, Abraham

33.
How vainly shall we endeavor to repress crime by our barbarous punishment of the poorer class of criminals so long as children are reared in the brutalizing influences of poverty, so long as the bite of want drives men to crime.
George, Henry

34.
We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
Meredith, Owen

35.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Proverb, French

36.
If poverty is the mother of crime, lack of good sense is the father.
La Bruyere, Jean De

37.
It is certain that stealing nourishes courage, strength, skill, tact, in a word, all the virtues useful to a republican system and consequently to our own. Lay partiality aside, and answer me: is theft, whose effect is to distribute wealth more evenly, to be branded as a wrong in our day, under our government which aims at equality? Plainly, the answer is no.
Sade, Marquis De

38.
For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Camus, Albert

39.
We are often deterred from crime by the disgrace of others.
Horace

40.
Many a man is saved from being a thief by finding everything locked up.
Howe, Edgar Watson

41.
Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is also true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.
Kennedy, John F.

42.
There is no society known where a more or less developed criminality is not found under different forms. No people exists whose morality is not daily infringed upon. We must therefore call crime necessary and declare that it cannot be non-existent, that the fundamental conditions of social organization, as they are understood, logically imply it.
Durkheim, Emile

43.
My rackets are run on strictly American lines and they're going to stay that way.
Capone, Al

44.
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one consider that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.
Allen, Woody

45.
The greatest crime in the world is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.
Williams, Roger

46.
Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
Aristotle

47.
He threatens many that hath injured one.
Jonson, Ben

48.
The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.
Canetti, Elias

49.
One usually dies because one is alone, or because one has got into something over one's head. One often dies because one does not have the right alliances, because one is not given support. In Sicily the Mafia kills the servants of the State that the State has not been able to protect.
Falcone, Giovanni

50.
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
Farber, Barry J.


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