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Chapter 13: Public Order Crime C HAPTER O UTLINE Introduction Broken Windows Prostitution Sexually Deviant Behavior Sexual Offenses Non-Victimless Sexual Offenses Drug Abuse Drunkenness Societal Reaction I NTRODUCTION Public-Order Criminal Behavior: Also called “crimes without victims.” o Examples: Prostitution Alcohol and Drugs Forms of “Sexual Deviance” Gambling Offenses Disorderly Conduct Vagrancy These make up the bulk of crimes, and are the focus of most police work. Folk Crime (R0ss): Relatively common violations that occur in part because of the complexity of modern society. o Examples: Traffic Offenses Fish and Game Law Violations Tax Offenses Many (but not all) public-order crimes are mala prohibita . o Mala Prohibita: Bad because it is prohibited by law. B ROKEN W INDOWS Broken Windows Theory (Wilson & Kelling): Signs of disorder can contribute to more serious crimes. o Examples: Mentally Ill
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Panhandlers Disorderly Conduct o A large decrease in crime in New York City in the 1990s was attributed to the application of zero tolerance, which is based on the principles of broken windows theory—though the reason for this decrease has been disputed. P ROSTITUTION Prostitution: The practice of having sexual relations with emotional indifference on a promiscuous and mercenary basis. Prostitution: o Exists worldwide. o Has been prevalent throughout history. o Was outlawed due to Protestant Reformation and public health concerns. o Appears to have declined since WWII. Settings for Prostitution: o Brothels Managed by “madams” Redlight districts o Streetwalkers (hookers) Most likely to encounter pimps Earn lowest fees and most vulnerable to pub interference o Bar Girls (“B-Girls”)- common in seaport cities and areas serving military -entice customers to buy them expensive drinks arrange for tricks o Call Girls -top of the prostitution profession; selective o Massage Parlors -commercial sex under guise of a health spa “John” : A customer of prostitution.
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