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A global crime and world hunger

Rosanna MasiolaRenato Tomei

pp. 35-46


From this conceptual framework and tackling definitions and translational issues, we move to the practice of crime and punishment. The question of how a crime is defined in language, law and media resonance. There are crimes that are global and on the rise, and there are crimes that go back through history. Cattle stealing is our chosen theme as it developed on a diachronic and diatopic scale. Perception of the seriousness of the crime varies according to the time and place in which it was committed. We introduce colonial and postcolonial legislative issues in Commonwealth countries, and assess how a specific crime can be comparatively analyzed across legal systems, cultures and languages and in the different countries where there is media reporting in English. Cultural and identity dynamics are crucial: from heroes in colonial Australia, Comanche and Apache raids, to the current "blood compensation" in Sudan. The impact of colonial and postcolonial conflicts is further expounded in Chap.  6.

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Masiola Rosanna, Tomei Renato (2015) Law, language and translation: from concepts to conflicts. Dordrecht, Springer.

Seiten: 35-46

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-14271-5_4


Masiola Rosanna, Tomei Renato (2015) A global crime and world hunger, In: Law, language and translation, Dordrecht, Springer, 35–46.