Weekly Resposne 3

Weekly Resposne 3 - too strict on juvenile crime and thus...

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1. Moral panic can be described by its 4 stages. one Stress which leads to two helplessness which causes furious feelings and eventually becomes three, a driving for this behavior, and finally four, counter aggression takes place. Guilty or not, in this case juveniles take part in further aggression. It is easy to see how this all starts. Peoples over worries about a given situation, brings common fears and behaviors which leads to even worse situations 2. The cycle of juvenile justice is the term used for the cycle for which adults, and generally everyone views juvenile crime at any given time. The cycle basically states that people will see that we are being too lenient on juvenile crime and that crime rates are very high. People think that since we are going so light on them that they feel nothing will stop them from becoming hardnosed offenders. Policies get stricter and crime rates remain high and then the reverse happens, people think we are being
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Unformatted text preview: too strict on juvenile crime and thus the cycle restarts itself. The term for lenient philosophy is Lenient Paradigm and for strict is Punitive Paradigm. 3. Its quite simple. First of all it is statistically clear that socioeconomic status is the best indicator of who is arrested and who is not, but with that said a majority of poor white teenagers live in middle class neighborhoods while the majority of poor ethnic teenagers live in poor communities. Besides racial profiling, the main difference you see in arrest rates is with drug deals. People in poor communities are more likely to commit crimes, in this case, drug deals in public while people in middle class suburbs do it behind closed doors. It is a lot easier to police crime when you see it right in front of you. This leads to the disproportionate arrests you see with minorities....
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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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