Chapter 2 Key Points

Chapter 2 Key Points - We don’t care about their history...

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Chapter 2 Key Points Super Predator Myth 9 myths of Juvenile Delinquency Myths of progress / nothing has changed / good ol days Lenient Paradigm – Juveniles have a diminished capacity and room to reform. This is the reason for the leniency on juveniles Proportionality – Juveniles receive lesser sentences. Punitive Paradigm – “Just Desert” – If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.
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Unformatted text preview: We don’t care about their history or circumstances, because there are people in the same situation who don’t commit those crimes. Truth in Sentencing – You have to serve your full sentence 3 strikes doctrine. Read page 36 Psychological Myths 1. Stress / Irrational / Individual is powerless 2. Helplessness 3. Fuels behavior / Anger 4. Counter - Aggression...
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course SOC 135 taught by Professor Douglasklayman during the Spring '08 term at GWU.

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