In the brief video on ‘What is Crime?’, the interviewee acknowledges the complexity of crime. Crime is a dynamic social construct that varies over time and place. As such, it has no universal consensus.
Over the years, the definition of crime has expanded and contracted over time. For example, homosexuality was seen as a criminal act in may countries up till the 1960s. While the category of youth offenders has expanded over the years. In Britain, the age of youth offenders was lowered to 10 years old in 1988. Moreover, crime differs culturally too.
Therefore, with all of such tensions, it is difficult to pinpoint an exact definition of what constitutes crime and how to deal with crime.