August 30 - Part 1 - Measuring Crime (Slide Shells)_JJ [Autosaved]

August 30 - Part 1 - Measuring Crime (Slide Shells)_JJ [Autosaved]

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Advanced Principles—CCJ 3024 Day 3 (Week 2)—Crime & Victimization: Definitions, Measurement & Statistics Dr. Jodi Lane Fall 2016 August 30 (1 hour) B&H Text: Chapter 2
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Definitions Vary….I Want You to Think About This Throughout the Class What is ____criminal_____ behavior? - Who defines it? Who makes the law? Whose values do those people represent? - Who does the term “___criminal___” apply to? What types or categories of people? - Does it have to be against the law? Laws change Are some acts inherently wrong, even if not against the law? Are there laws you don’t agree with? Are there things that are against the law that you think shouldn’t be? Which matters more? - __Intent___? - Result? Let’s Think for a Minute. What do YOU think is the definition of crime?
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What does the person look like? What does he/she act like? How would you decide if someone is a “___criminal___”? Would you know one when you see one? How would you describe a ___Criminal__?
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____Consensus____ view Belief that majority of citizens share common ideals and work toward common good Crimes are outlawed because they conflict with ideals of majority of society ____Conflict____ view The law is controlled by the rich and powerful to ensure their economic domination of society The criminal justice system is an instrument of social and economic repression ____Interactionist____ view The criminal law reflects the values of people who use their political and social power to shape the system Definitions of What Constitutes __Crime__ Differ
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An intentional violation of the criminal law or penal code, committed without defense or excuse, and penalized by the state (p. 25) What is the definition of crime? _____Bohm and Haley_____ say it is intentional violation of law
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Another legal definition (Siegel & Worrall, 2013) Crime is a violation of ____social rules_____ of conduct that are expressed in written code by lawmakers Individuals who violate these rules are subject to sanctions administered by state authority Can be an act of “commission”—did something you shouldn’t have “omission”—didn’t do something you should have Social definition crime is behavior that “violates the ___norms___ of society” ___norm___ = any standard or rule regarding what human beings should or should not do, think, or say under given circumstances (Bohm & Haley, 7 th Ed) But others use different definitions
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____Mala en se____ - Wrong in and of itself - Crimes that are wrong universally and across time periods Consider: If crime = “____morally wrong____” - Whose morals matter? Or should matter? ____mala prohibita____ - Crimes that are illegal because laws define them as such, not wrong across place and time Consider: Who/what determines these crimes?
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