10-17 Notes - CJ 110 Notes 10/17 I. Geographic Profiling a....

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CJ 110 Notes 10/17 I. Geographic Profiling a. Behavioral patterns and familiarity b. Offenders and geographic specific i. Social disorganization and routine activities – the two main themes of geographic profiling 1. need motivated offender, vulnerable victim, targeted location ii. Awareness space (mental map of where we live) iii. Activity space (home, work, leisure time) 1. Offenders prey on victims between their activity spaces iv. Crime happens between anchor points along activity space (not close to home) v. Types of individual offenders 1. hunters – sets out specifically to search for a victim, starting from a home base 2. Poacher – sets out specifically to search for a victim, but starts from another activity site 3. Troller – while involved in other activities, opportunistically encounters a victim 4. Trapper – creates a situation to encounter victims within a location under his control a. What type of individual was the offender from the Stagland article? vi. Geographic Profiling? 1. *Commuter (travel to a different area to commit crime) vs. Marauder (home base as roughly center to attack) 2. More data points you have, more accurate your ability to find the person 3. Not likely to solve, just another tool II. Policing section a. Legal aspects of policing: procedural Criminal law i. Police Discretion 1. Total (beyond the law and constitution) versus Full (only go as far as the law allows) versus Actual Enforcement (police discretion in action) 2. Why it exists? a.
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2008 for the course CJ 110 taught by Professor Maxwell during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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10-17 Notes - CJ 110 Notes 10/17 I. Geographic Profiling a....

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