CRIME - Crime= violations of criminal law Legal behavior v...

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Crime= violations of criminal law Legal behavior v Illegal behavior Ethical/Moral v Illegal Criminal Law v Civil Law Deviance > Crime Crime > Juvenile Delinquency What makes an act a crime? Is It: its Nature? its Frequency? its Deliberation? its actors and location of the actors?
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CRIME TYPE I TYPE II VIOLENT WHITE-COLLAR HOMICIDE Corporate RAPE Environmental ASSAULT ORGANIZED ROBBERY Drug cartels ASSAULT Slavery STATE PROPERTY Police Brutality BURGLARY Bribery AUTO THEFT Torture LARCENY HATE ARSON Cross burning CRIME RATE= CRIMES REPORTED TO OR DETECTED BY THE POLICE PER 100,000 PEOPLE
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Clearance Rates, Arrest Rates, Imprisonment Rates. Parole Rates, Probation Rates = Official Statistics Official statistics of crime are Social Constructs The numbers are affected by extra legal factors independently of the behavior of the criminal population FBI: The Uniform Crime Reports (annual publication)
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Creation of crime picture in terms of frequency and seriousness Creation of the profile of the criminal given to the media and the public Pros and Cons of Police Reports + National coverage +Coverage of different geo-political units +Annual coverage +Regularity +Analysis of trends
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course SYG 2010 taught by Professor Schwabe during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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