Chapter 1 vocab - Chapter 1 Mala in se Offenses that are...

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Chapter 1 Mala in se Offenses that are wrong by their very nature. Mala prohibita Offenses prohibited by law but not wrong in themselves. Crime A specific act of commission or omission in violation of the law, for which a punishment is prescribed. Crime control model A model of the criminal justice system that assumes freedom is so important that every effort must be made to repress crime; it emphasizes efficiency, speed, finality, and the capacity to apprehend, try, convict, and dispose of a high proportion of offenders. Crimes without victims Offenses involving a willing and private exchange of illegal goods or services that are in strong demand. Participants do not feel they are being harmed, but these crimes are prosecuted on the ground that society as a whole is being harmed. Cybercrimes Offenses that involve the use of one or more computers. Dark figure of crime A metaphor referring to the dangerousness dimension of crime that is never reported to the police.
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