Lec001_studnotes - I Crime and Justice in the United States...

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Unformatted text preview: I. Crime and Justice in the United States A. What is a crime • Intentional violation or omission of societal rules and behavior as expressed in the criminal code and sanctioned by the state B. Public Policy Issue • In the news, and in politics • A concern about public safety • Costs/money (time from victimization) (courts, corrections, and programs) A. Crime and Justice as an Interdisciplinary science 1) Draws from: causation : -psychology; neuroscience; sociology-influence of society; economics administration of justice-organizations, substantive and procedural law preventing or controlling crime-geography, engineering, architecture, sociology, psychology 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 I. Types of Crimes 1) classifications of crime i). mala in se-...
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course CJ 110 taught by Professor Maxwell during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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