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1/21/09 DEFINITIONS OF A CRIME Depends on: A. Perspective of social behavior B. Conceptions of the law (definitions of social norms) Perspectives of Behavior 1. Sociological - Culture - Social environment 2. Legal  - Structure of legal system - Elements of the law *What things are against the law?     3. Medical - Physical features - Psychological attributes     4. Anthropological - Historical Roots - Of culture - Of law     5. Political Science
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- Foundations of rules and rulemaking - Power structures * Power = A gets B to do something A would not normally, willingly do    * Each perspective focuses on particular concern(s)    * Different starting points lead to different interpretations Conceptions of Law and Social Norms *3 concepts help shape definition and response to crime 1. Natural Law Concept -Traced to code of Hammurabi (1 st  written law) - Foundation of Roman Law - Influence on Anglo-American legal code
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course CJUS 200 taught by Professor Kipp during the Winter '09 term at Indiana.

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