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Unformatted text preview: Criminology Review: Zach Finney Sociology : The study of human social behavior, study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society. Criminology: study of making laws, breaking laws, and society’s reaction to the breaking of laws. Felonies: crimes that are punishable by MORE than 1 year in prison. (prison) Misdemeanors: crimes that are punishable by LESS than 1 year. (jail) Male in se: crimes that refer to behaviors that violate traditional norms and moral codes. (Violent and property crimes that most concerns the public) Mala Prohibita: Wrong only because prohibited by law. (Illegal drug use and many white-collar crimes. Norm: standards of behavior. Deviance: behavior that violates norms and causes social reactions. Sociological Perspective: stresses that people are all social beings more than individuals. This means that society shapes their behavior, attitudes, and life chances. Hot Spots: riskiest spots for crime. Areas with most economic and social disadvantages: poverty, unemployment, etc… Victimization: random people selected to interview over three years every six months to ask questions...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, human social behavior, social structure theories, Crime Individual Theories