Crim -Techniques_of_Neutralization

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Techniques of Neutralization Sykes and Matza This theory shows some compromise that human behavior is a mix of outside forces and some free will. Excuses or rationalizations for criminal behavior. Lessening of responsibility.
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Baker’s Tequila Shooter Analogy Salt The attitude, rationale, or cause of criminality Tequila The criminal act Lime or Lemon The Neutralizing agent (Sweetens the Tequila)
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1. DENY RESPONSIBILITY “Its not my fault…I came from a bad home.” “I can’t get a boyfriend.” “I’m poor and on welfare.”
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2. DENY HARM “I’m not stealing. I’m just borrowing.” “I’m not stealing because I’m going to pay the money back when I get my tax refund.” “Drugs don’t hurt anyone so leave me alone.” “The bar is just ½ mile from my house and it’s a back road.”
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3. DENY VICTIM “They can afford it.” “You should see what they did to someone
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Unformatted text preview: else. At least I didnt break any bones. They were old people anyway. How much longer were they going to live? 4. Condemn the Condemners You cops can beat people and not get in trouble. Cmon, I know that everyone drinks and drives. Tell me you never stole something when you were young/used drugs when you were young. 5. APPEAL to HIGHER AUTHORITY Its the will of God. Im doing it for Jesus. Im trying to protect the helpless animals. Were on a mission from God. Elwood Blues Neutralizations Replace moral values and attitudes Substitute norms or fit in where norms dont exist Based on Free Will but rely on Sociology to work, Not all criminals claim Neutralizations Neutralizations are basis for Defense Attorneys...
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