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Unformatted text preview: What does a person think about the situation. What does the person think about me. Bystander Effect: The more people that are involved, the less any one person takes responsibility. Diffusion of responsibility: Giving different people different jobs on the site. Criminal Event Perspective: • The nature of events-participants-before, during, after (weddings) Groom/bride---etc. • Crime is a “situated transaction”-precursors-exchange (place, time, situation)-aftermath Participants in Criminal Event:-offenders-victims-bystanders-witnesses-authorities-public-media Defining Crime:-Conduct prohibited by law-Proscribed penalties Types of law: criminal, civil, administrative Level of offenses: Misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, felony...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Symbolic Interactionism -Focus, -offenders -victims -bystanders, -authorities -public -media, Criminal Event Perspective