Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes - VIOLENT CRIMES Davis and Gurr (1969) came...

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VIOLENT CRIMES Davis and Gurr (1969) came up with 6 sources of violent crime— 1) Revolutionary doctrines 2) Prolonged frontier experiences which led to legitimized violence and vigilante justice 3) Competitive hierarchy in immigrants 4) Pervasive fear of governmental power 5) Industrial revolution and the great internal migration 6) High prosperity but unequal distribution of resources Criminal Violence- Has a wide variety of defns by police, social scientist, prosecutors and juries—basically it’s the use of threat of force by offender on victim. Penal law has various types- basis- - frequency of each type committed - method of commission - distribution through time and place Homicide- unlawful killing of 1 human being by another without justification or excuse. Types are- -murder, -manslaughter and –negligent homicide -Murder - intentional killing of a person without malice- deliberately killing when fully aware that one has no right to. 1
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