Unformatted text preview: behaviors that were previously only perceived by the law. 3. Individuals acquire definitions favorable and unfavorable to crime and deviance through the actions of our society. As the media becomes increasingly widespread and prominent, all legal cases and other police matters can be easily found through the click of a remote or a cursor. Along with that are the various shows that show people committing crimes or show the victims of crimes, which are never solved. Children and teens are becoming a lot more exposed to different perceptions of crime through television. Lastly is their direct experience with police officers and other official members of police forces. Seeing, hearing, and experiencing police corruption and leniency with the legal system creates many contradictory perceptions favorable and unfavorable to crime and deviance....
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course CRIM 10000 taught by Professor Thomas during the Fall '11 term at Notre Dame.
- Fall '11