Other sociological elements include

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Other sociological elements include Gender and crime —women are usually arrested for non-violent property crimes (shoplifting, theft of services, bad checks)—often women who are arrested for violent crime Are accomplices to men Age and crime —arrest rates are highest for the 13-25 year age groups—persons under the age of 25 accounted for 55% of all index crimes—is peer pressure more important than age— white-collar criminals are older— Social class and crime— “Individuals from all social classes commit crimes; they simply commit different kinds of crimes.”(p.221)—defies popular stereotypes Race and crime —white, including Latinos, accounted for almost 70% of all index crimes —in 2000, blacks represented 12% of the population and 30% of all arrests—are arrest rates a significant indicator of crimes actually committed in our society?—no, according to Coramae Richey Mann (1993)—reporting practices differ with race and class—the emphasis on index crimes draws attention away from “elite” crimes—
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