SOCI Crime and Neighborhood 11:16 - SOCI-200 LECTURE 11/16...

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SOCI-200 LECTURE 11/16CRIME AND NEIGHBORHOODPOPULATION & CRIMETheage-crime curvedescribes criminal activity through the lifecourse.Peak is around 10-20.Desistance 30--.Violent and Non-violent Crime (peaks are both around 18 yearsold)Crime is a form ofdeviance, behavior that departs from theconventional rules of society. WHY?Inappropriate socialization(learn wrong norms/values/idealsof society): persons learn thewrong norms and valuesofsociety.Social Strain: a disconnect betweencultural goalsandstructural opportunitiescan lead to delinquency, which islearned from peers.Social Control: society exerts social control over a populationbystigmatizingthen through social institutions thatcareandpunish. (stigmatization of criminal behavior)Functional: crime draws people together in a common postureofangerand indignation; by doing so, they develop a tighterbond ofsolidarity.

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Term
Fall
Professor
JULIEALBRIGHT
Tags
Sociology, youth control complex, Social Disorganization, political forces

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