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ISS 335 – Notes 2/19/08 Women earn 76 cents for each dollar earned by a man Men higher level jobs Primary reasons for imprisoning people: -Incapacitation (getting criminals off the streets) -Rehabilitation (resocialize prisoners so that they can be law-abiding citizens) -Retribution (make offenders suffer) -Deterrence (create fear so that others won’t break the law) Number of federal & state prisoners: -1970 – 196,000 -1980 – 316,000 -1990 – 739,000 -2000 – 1,407,000 605% increase in 30 year period U.S. has the most prisoners, China is #2 Number of deaths by Handguns, 1992 -Great Britain – 33 - Sweden - 36 -Japan – 60 -Switzerland – 97 -Canada – 128 -U.S. – 13,220 Why is the U.S. such a violent society? -media glorifies violence? -haves/have-nots -part of our heritage -racial + class diversity -notions of masculinity -parents don’t discipline their children Sons also Rise Noblesse oblige – obligators for the well born Ain’t No Makin’ It Ethnography (field study) Understand a subculture from an insider’s point of view Achievement ideology
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