Lifestyle - Lifestyle The young may find themselves because of their lifestyle in situations where they are exposed to criminal forms of

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. Lifestyle: The young may find themselves, because of their lifestyle, in situations where they are exposed to criminal forms of behaviour (especially violence and petty crime, joyriding and so forth). Thus, it may be that criminal behaviour has no clear-cut, causal, relationship with age (that is, people do not commit more crime just because of their age). Rather, the fact that young people may be involved in public drinking, night-clubbing and the like, may simply mean that they are more likely than, for example, an old age pensioner, to find themselves in an environment conducive to criminal behaviour. 2. Policing Strategies: Just like everyone else, the police have an ideological conception of both crime and criminals, which they use as a guide-line in their work. The more that the idea of an association between young males and crime becomes established, the more the process of criminalization begins to resemble a self-fulfilling prophecy: Young males need to be policed because of their heavy involvement in crime. The police know they are heavily involved in crime because large numbers are arrested and
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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Lifestyle - Lifestyle The young may find themselves because of their lifestyle in situations where they are exposed to criminal forms of

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