Introduction - mala prohibita o Mala Prohibita Bad because...

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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
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Unformatted text preview: 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 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....
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course CCJS 105 taught by Professor Mcgoin during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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