Problems of Corrections_Fleury-Steiner_Date_021210

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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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