Chap 7 (dev) - Chapter 7 Crime and Deviance What is...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 7 Crime and Deviance What is Deviance? Behavior that violates a norm Behavior that is successfully labeled deviant Is Deviance “wrong,” “immoral,” “sinister”? Not really the point E.g., is Homosexuality wrong? – Again, not the point – Is it deviant behavior? At this point in history, in this country…. Yes – violates a norm AND successfully labeled Criminal Acts – some deviance becomes law The majority of criminal acts: Lack planning Are performed incompetently – Tell Stark story of escaped convict in carpool lane Result in trivial gains – average robbery of a service station = $546. Book examples… Robbery – taking from another by force Burglary – unlawful entry and theft – both a young person’s game, a male game - 91% of those arrested of robbery males under the age of 25. – Burglary 5 times more common than robbery Homicide Rate today “high” or “low”? – 50s and 60s about 5 per 100,000 – 1980 peak 10.2 per… – Today about 5.5 per… US Rate “high” or “low” compared to other countries?...
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