Notes Test 3 - Exam 3 Criminology Notes Nov 7 How crime is...

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Exam 3 Criminology Notes Nov 7 How crime is prioritized
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Seriousness of crime Time elapsed since crime was committed Two way crime is solved 1) Suspect identified by victim or witness at time of initial report 2) Police arrive to catch suspect at or near scene of the crime Response time critical – for priority crime usually under 5 minutes 1. Steps involved in prosecuting a crime a. A crime is committed b. A crime is reported to police c. Investigation Prior to Arrest d. Arrest e. Booking f. Initial Appearance / Presentment g. Preliminary Hearing h. Arraignment i. Trial 2. Factors a. Response time b. Ser (?) c. Elapsed time 3. Way to restrain a. Cops not allowed to just use any force they want to b. Tasers i. 50,000 volts but alternative to firearm ii. Austin one of first cities to go to these c. Hand control i. Joint of arms ii. Face and neck hold, pulling them back from back d. Can hit back of legs with baton i. Hits nerve that causes legs to collapse ii. Sometimes just threat of it enough 4. Ways Police make arrest a. From prior lecture b. From prior lecture c. On View Arrest i. See it happening personally ii. Rarely happens except 1. All DUIs are on view 2. Sting operations iii. Will speak in cop code 1. To deal with scramblers 2. Not tip off people that have arrested or are looking for d. Mug Book
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i. Have everyone that is arrested to show to victims ii. But there are problems 1. Not going to be in there if never arrested 2. Could have changed appearance 3. Victim has to have seen face or perp 4. Tend to be better for violent crimes where face is seen e. Match MO of the Offense to a known Offender i. Many criminals commit crimes in certain way, distinctive f. Ordinary Traffic Stops i. Ask for drivers license, registration, proof of insurance ii. Check to see if you have warrant out for arrest 1. Felons are actually not very good about obeying little laws 2. Actually have a very good rate iii. Cops trained to be suspicious 1. Look for drunken drivers a. Brakes b. Over-react c. Not so concerned about speeders 11/14/06
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