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Welcome to CCJ 3024 Welcome to CCJ 3024 Criminal Justice Systems Criminal Justice Systems Instructor: Dr. Watkins Instructor: Dr. Watkins Graduate Assistant: Megan Magers Graduate Assistant: Megan Magers Course Website:  Course Website:  pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~rwatkins pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~rwatkins
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What does our culture contribute to our  views and factors associated with crime, deviance, and the criminal justice  system?
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What is culture? What is the difference between crime and deviance? What is the cause of crime? deviance? How should the CJ system treat criminals? What is Herbert Packer’s Crime Control Model Understand the relationship between theory and practice as a  basis for the foundation of our criminal justice system.
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Defined as the totality of socially transmitted behavior  patterns, language, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all  other products of human work and thought. Culture significantly effects behavioral patterns. 
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Societal Typologies and impact on CJ System History of Crime Criminal Justice System Timeline Scope of the System Formal vs. Informal Criminal Justice Practices Due Process vs. Crime Control Wedding Cake Courtroom Workgroups Perspectives on Justice Trends today in CJ 5
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Mechanistic Solidarity Small homogeneous societies Bound by tradition Behavior regulated by informal social controls Consensus perspective Organic Solidarity Large heterogeneous societies Bound by need to prosper Behavior regulated by formal social controls Conflict perspective 5
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Formal Social Control   regulation of  behavior through laws and rules Informal Social Control  regulation of  behavior through norms, mores, cultural  beliefs Gun Control
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Crime is not a recent development, it has existed  throughout American history.  Crime has evolved along with American society. Unit 1 - 8
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Unit 1 - 9
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Costs federal, state, and local governments roughly $200 billion a  year  for civil and criminal justice, which represents an increase of  more than 300% since 1982.  Employs more than 2.4 million people It costs $70,000 to build a prison cell, and about $22,000/year per  inmate While the crime rate has decreased  substantially in the last decade, 
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