• Who are the offenders and what should we do with them? • Massive growth in number of prisoners has led to many challenges. Behavior as a Continuum • Folkways – common sense behaviors o Ex. Facing front in elevator • Mores – rules that make society better; beliefs o Ex. Defense of marriage acts • Laws – codifies behaviors and rules • The continuum of behavior figure 1.1 in textbook. Redress of Wrong • Retaliation • Blood feud – families exacting revenge on each other • Retaliation as a system of law • Tribal customs – exchange of money or property • Atonement – make good with god • Lex salica (or wergeld) • Rank or social status
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