6 Keeping track of crime

6 Keeping track of crime - o Record a great deal of data...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
- Mala in se o Something inherently wrong o Ex. Cannibalism within the family Genocide of civilian populations - Mala Prohibita o Only wrong because they are prohibited by law o Ex. Right on read okay in some states not in others - Felony o Criminal offense o Punishable by Prison term of a year or more Maximum possible Even if that is not time served - Misdemeanor o Criminal offense o Punishable by Less than a year in prison Monetary fines do not define part of misdemeanor or felony - Immunity o Keeps you from suing the state in areas of negligence - The “dark Figure” o The actual amount of crime committed - Uniform crime reports
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: o Record a great deal of data Victim Offender Etc o Do the most for homicide o Can be on very specific subjects o Takes reports generated by police and federal groups o Allows us to track what is going on with different types of crimes o Types recorded Homicide Aggr Assault • Leads to significant injury Forcible rape Robbery • Theft under the threat of a harm Burglary • Entering a building Larceny • Simple taking Motor vehicle theft Arson o Add all ^^^^^ together and create a Crime index Sum of part 1/100,000...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Tatum during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.

Page1 / 2

6 Keeping track of crime - o Record a great deal of data...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online