Test 1 Criminology

Test 1 Criminology - 12/8/2007 4:13:00 PM Tuesday August...

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08/12/2007 17:13:00 Tuesday August 28, 2007 -For something to be in the news, it has to be unusual and newsworthy. -Criminologists sort through available information what the story behind crime is Criminology: interdisciplinary profession, focus on patterns of interaction,  nature of institution, etc. o Geographers are criminologists (some neighborhoods are more  dangerous than others) o Forensic accountants  Built around scientific study, use empirical methods and scientific methods o Scientific study of crime, criminal behaviors including their form their  causes, their consequences and their control. Criminologists is trained in the field of criminology Only a small portion of crimes are reported to police o Among the most serious of non reported crimes is rape/sexual assault A large number of criminals that are caught never get punished. The US has more people incarcerated than other countries in the world Americans went on an incarceration binge in the past decades White-collar crime is on the rise in America and it is very complicated with  auditing, etc. it is becoming very difficult to understand. -Fear of crime and victimization—people are afraid to walk the streets at night in  their own neighborhoods Young males are most likely to be victimized in a violent attack but women  are more likely to fear being victimized. Ultraistic fear: worry about other people being victimized (moms worrying  about their daughters) -Why study crime? Costs us a lot of money, pay more because some people didn’t want to pay  for it
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Fear of crime shapes peoples behavior patterns Fascinated by crime o Crime and how we label it reflects behavior -Why do people NOT commit crimes? Morals Shame Fear of being caught Have a lot of lose Transitions -Studying crime can be preventative, we could stop most crime if we wanted to  give up privacy and freedom Crack dealers react differently to being held up than the average person  would.                                                              Thursday August 30, 2007 -Fear of crime spiked after Katrina, but it was not as high as it was during the  serial killer time period Fear of crime measured from phone surveys -Crime clock 2004 Every 23.1 seconds one violent crime occurs Every 32.6 minutes one murder occurs Every 5.6 minutes there is one forcible rape Every 1.3 minutes there is one robbery
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Every 36.9 seconds there is an aggravated assault Every 3.1 seconds there is one property crime
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