Sociology Final Study Guide

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Sociology Final Study Guide Crime Crime: A form of deviant behavior that violates criminal law and is punishable by fines, jail terms, and other negative sanctions Juvenile Delinquency: Refers to a violation of law or the commission of a status offence (drinking, smoking, skipping school) by young people (usually under 18). Uniform Crime Report (UCR): Compiled by the FBI with info from law enforcement provides important information on crime using official crime statistics National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS): Is comprised of anonymous self reports of criminal behavior compiled by the bureau of justice statistics. Occupational Crime: Refers to illegal activities committed by people in the course of their employment or normal business activity Political Crime: Refers to illegal or unethical acts involving the usurpation of power by government officials, or illegal/unethical acts perpetrated against the government by outsiders seeking to make a political statement, undermine the government, or overthrow it Punishment: Is any action designed to deprive a person of things of value (including liberty) because of something the person is thought to have done Corporate Crimes: Are illegal and harmful acts committed by officers and employees of corporations to promote corporate and personal interests State Crime: Is illegal or harmful acts carried out by the state on behalf of a state agency
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course SOC 2100 taught by Professor Brightman during the Fall '08 term at Western Michigan.

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