Is there such a thing as a European crime control policy?

Authored by: Klára Kerezsi

The Routledge Handbook of European Criminology

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  August  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415685849
eBook ISBN: 9780203083505
Adobe ISBN: 9781136185496


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Once upon a time a fairy tale miller had a daughter who was so bright that her reputation even reached the king. The king called the girl to his palace. He sent her a message to say that if she were really so bright, then she should visit him by going and not going there at the same time; she should greet and not greet the king at the same time; she should take a gift and not take a gift to the king at the same time. The girl thought the message over, then she took a pigeon, put it between two sieves and left for the royal court on the back of her father’s donkey. When she finally went up to the king, she did not say a word but curtsied so it could be taken as a greeting. While she was giving the basket to the king, she lifted the sieve and the pigeon flew off. So, she went there and did not go; she greeted the king and did not greet the king; she took him a gift and did not take him a gift – all at the same time.

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