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I. Crime and Justice in the United States A. What is a crime B. Public Policy Issue C. Crime and Justice as an Interdisciplinary science 1) Draws from: causation : administration of justice preventing or controlling crime
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2) why CJ? *CJ: controlling and preventing crime through the administration of the police, the courts, and correctional agencies criminology: theoretical aspect 3) What do we do? administrators of the justice system: - corrections, other cj programs; courts
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I. Types of Crimes 1) classifications of crime i). mala in se ii). mala prohibita
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2). theoretical perspectives -WHY are certain acts defined as crimes and not others? a). consensus model b). conflict model
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3). Types of crimes A) occupational crime/ white-collar crimes (crimes of the middle-class) violations of law committed through opportunities created by one's profession or legal business.
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B) street crimes =criminal homicide *homicide: justifiable, unjustifiable (criminal homicides)
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Unformatted text preview: – a) murder – b) manslaughter – c) felony-murder =assault =robbery – taking money or property from somebody in his person, or in his presence, against his will =burglary =often classified breaking & entering at night =larceny =(1) the taking (2) and carrying away (3) of the personal property (4) of another (5) with the intent to deprive permanently. =sex offenses – rape: carnal knowledge – statutory rape – prostitution – child molestation =drug law violations – restrict the nonmedical use of legal drugs; – control, manufacture, sale and distribution of "dangerous drugs" =crimes against public order and safety – disorderly conduct – harassment 3) organized crimes – crime families; mafia 4) victimless crimes – illegal activities of people/organizations, the purpose of which is for an illegitimate gain through illegal enterprise....
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