Postmodern Perspectives on Deviance

Postmodern Perspectives on Deviance - DEVIANCE AND CRIME...

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DEVIANCE AND CRIME Postmodern Perspectives on Deviance Issues of power, social control and knowledge are intermixed— Michel Foucalt wrote Discipline and Punish (1979) to study prisons from mid-1800s to early 1900s and found evolving practices for social control (from torture to surveillance, for example)— described the Panoptican : a structure that gives prison officials the possibility of complete observation of inmates at all times—surveillance is knowledge which is power Shoshana Zuboff (1988) claims the computer is now a kind of Panoptican to allow supervisors surveillance over the “inmates” What is crime? How does the law classify crime and what are the sanctions?—look at Uniform Crime Report (UCR) to see felonies and misdemeanors, compiled by the FBI since 1930, using local police reports—offers eight major crimes, called index crimes: murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny (theft of property worth more than $ 50) –in 2000, almost 14 million arrests were made—16% were for
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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