POSC 130g 2-3-09

POSC 130g 2-3-09 - POSC 130g 2/3/09 The Criminal Proceeding...

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POSC 130g 2/3/09 The Criminal Proceeding Types of Crimes o Misdemeanors: crimes punishable by fine and/or imprisonment in county  jail for up to one year Examples: petty theft (shoplifting), underage drinking, driving while  intoxicated o Felonies: Any crime that is punishable for a term exceeding one year in the  state penitentiary Examples: murder, rape, robbery, burglary o Wobblers: A wobbler is a crime that can be charged as either a felony or  misdemeanor Example: Petty theft with prior convictions Crime Rates o Violent Crime Rate – 1973 to 2005 Has been steadily decreasing since 1994 Suggested that nearly ½ of all crimes go unreported o Property Crime Rate Decreasing steadily since mid-late 1970s o Drug Arrests Adult rate has tripled since 1970 Juvenile rate has remained steady o Total Crime Rate – 1992-2005 Fairly steady overall
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course POSC 130g taught by Professor Below during the Spring '06 term at USC.

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POSC 130g 2-3-09 - POSC 130g 2/3/09 The Criminal Proceeding...

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