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Criminal Justice, 4 th Edition by Jay S. Albanese Chapter 2 The Nature and Causes of Crime
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Defining Deviance Norms Develops within the context of a society Establishes social expectations about appropriate behavior in different circumstances Deviance Violation of a social norm or standard All acts of deviance are not illegal Some illegal acts are not deviant Slide 1
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Criminal Harm Mala in se Acts considered inherently evil: murder rape robbery larceny burglary Mala Prohibita Acts that are illegal because they are prohibited by law: victimless crimes political crimes regulatory offenses Slide 2
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Explanations for Crime Classical School Positivism Ethical View Structural/Conflict View Slide 3
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Theoretical Explanations Biological Determinism and Psychological Explanations Sociological Explanations Rational Choice Explanations Gender Based Explanations Slide 4
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Biological and Psychological Biological Psychoanalytic Cognitive Slide 5
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Sociological Explanations Learning Theories Blocked Opportunity Labeling Theory Social Bond Slide 6
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Rational Choice Explanations Rational Choice Theories Routine Activities Theory Slide 7
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Gender Based Explanations Explain crime and treatment in the criminal justice system based upon sex of offender Slide 8
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 101 taught by Professor Kean during the Spring '06 term at Rutgers.

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chapter 2 notes - Criminal Justice, 4th Edition by Jay S....

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