Mod8.Ch8.Notes

Mod8.Ch8.Notes - Criminal Behavior Theories, Typologies,...

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Understanding Human Behavior Spring 2009 Criminal Behavior Theories, Typologies, and Criminal Justice CHAPTER 8 Public Order Crime Public Order Crime
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Public Order Crime Understanding Human Behavior Spring 2009 “Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the  crime of the community.” -- H.G. Wells
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Defining Public Order Crime Offenses in this category are sometimes called “victimless” or “vice” crimes. Of the crime categories, public order crime is the largest in scope including prostitution, gambling, pornography, substance abuse, public drunkenness, driving under the influence, disorderly conduct, trespassing, vagrancy, curfew and loitering law violations, runaways, carrying/possessing weapons, liquor law violations, and vandalism/graffiti. Public order offenders often result in harm to offenders themselves with harm to others less direct and perceived as a disruption to the public order. Understanding Human Behavior Spring 2009 DEFINITION OF PUBLIC ORDER CRIME: DEFINITION OF PUBLIC ORDER CRIME: Criminal behavior that violates the moral sentiment of society without a clearly identifiable victim
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Extent of Public Order Crime 279,562 arrests for vandalism 193,469 for weapons violations 84,891 for prostitution and commercialized vice 1,846,351 for drug abuse violations 11,180 for gambling 1,371,919 for driving under the influence, 597,838 for liquor law violations 556,167 for public drunkenness 678,231 for disorderly conduct, 33,227 for vagrancy 140,835 for curfew and loitering law violations 129,128 for crimes against family and children, 108,954 for runaways 3,863,785 for all other offenses Understanding Human Behavior Spring 2009 In 2005 there were: The most striking thing about public order crime is that it is the least
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