Sociology 217 week 5

Sociology 217 week 5 - Sociology 217 Crime Crime and...

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Sociology 217 Crime Crime and deviance overlap but are not the same thing. Acts Mala in se are acts that are evil in themselves. This would be bad before where there is little conflict. Murder Rape Acts Mala Prohibita are acts which are evil because they are prohibited. Acts like homosexual activities, use of certain drugs, and selling sexual favors. I will give you if you give me that. Some are not all that bad. Violent crimes have been decreasing in the last decade. Has gone up in teens. Super Juvenile Predator – kids that have no conscience and will do any crime Crime has become more of a mass media focus and fear has been increasing in focus. The major problem surrounded crime is fear. The presentation of crime in the media influences the “mean world syndrome” they take the convention of the mass media and attach it to the real world. That the media reflects reality The powerful has a key interest in our being afraid of crime. If we are afraid of crime, we won’t cause trouble. Fear of crime helps jails, police officers, and those in correctional facilities.
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