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Module 2 part 2 - Theories of Criminal Behavior - Lecture Notes

Module 2 part 2 - Theories of Criminal Behavior - Lecture Notes

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CJ 436.01 & 436.02 Spring 2009 Criminal Behavior Theories, Typologies, and Criminal Justice J.B. Helfgott Seattle University CHAPTER 2, Part 2 Theories of Criminal Behavior Theories of Criminal Behavior
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CJ 436.01 & 436.02 Spring 2009 It’s, I don’t know, maybe a messed up gene somewhere.” -- Alex Baranyi, Quadruple Murderer Theories of Criminal Behavior, continued from last week
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CJ 436.01 & 436.02 Spring 2009 Cultural Theories Cultural Criminology Cultural Criminology Black’s Aesthetics of Murder Black’s Aesthetics of Murder Penal culture and impact on prisoners Penal culture and impact on prisoners Cultural criminology recognizes criminality and criminalization as cultural enterprises that must be studied through a synthesis of divergent perspectives including social, feminist, and cultural theories. From this perspective, criminal behavior (and its control) is constructed, in part, through media, popular culture, and the aesthetics dictated by the authority. Criminal identities are born and shaped within culture and within criminal subcultures -- collective criminal aesthetic and style, symbolism, and meaning are important factors in understanding the criminality.
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CJ 436.01 & 436.02 Spring 2009 Phenomenological Theories Jack Katz Seductions of Crime Jack Katz Seductions of Crime Criminological Verstehen Criminological Verstehen Convict Criminology Convict Criminology The phenomenology of offending, grounded in symbolic interactionism and existentialism, reflects the unique experience, motivations, decision-making processes of the offender, and meaning of the offense in the moment it is committed .
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CJ 436.01 & 436.02 Spring 2009 Integrating Theories of Crime A number of theories have emerged that attempt to incorporate multiple theories and perspectives in explaining crime including: A General Theory of Crime (Gottfredson & Hirschi, 1990)
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