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Quinney's "The Social Reality of Crime" pp. 8-23 (found in William and McShane's "criminology theory"): "Proposition 6 (The Social Reality of Crime) The social reality of crime is constructed by the formulation and application of criminal definitions, the development of behavior patterns related to criminal definitions, the construction of criminal conception."

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