Crime - To discourage choice of illegitimate economy, raise...

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Crime Street Crime - crime committed in public, often associated with violence, gangs, and poverty. White collar crime - committed by a professional against a corporation, agency, or other business. Corporate crime -type of white collar crime committed by the officers of executives of a company. US crime in billions: White collar crime-300 billions dollars Street Crime- 17.2 billion dollars Differential Opportunity theory Two economic structures: legitimate and illegitimate Illegitimate opportunities unequally distributed across social classes.
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Unformatted text preview: To discourage choice of illegitimate economy, raise cost of participation.-Tougher sentencing, community policing Deterrence theory Crime results from a rational calculation of costs and benefits Deter crime with strict penalties. Specific deterrence- preventing criminals from committing more crime General deterrence- criminals decide not to commit more crime for fear of going back to jail Recidivism Going back to criminal behavior after punishment U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world....
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