Lecture 4 - 03:38 Review:PackersModel CrimeControl...

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03:38 Review: Packer’s Model Crime Control: Emphasis on controlling criminal Want to filter out cases that don’t mean the standard of the presumption of guilt –  sufficient evidence  Due Process: Protecting individual rights  Accounting for natural rights within our constitution Presumption of innocence – considered innocent until proven guilty  Normative definition because it is a legal definition  Presumption of guilt – factual guilt A working hypothesis that predicts the  outcome  of a case  Not a normative function  I. Packer’s Presumptions: Presumption of guilt: Or: presumption of sufficient evidence Objective: pragmatic/practical – I only want to spend time on cases that will lead to a  conviction  If every piece of evidence I have will be admissible in court, this person will be found  guilty Presumption of innocence: we and nobody else determine you are guilty under the LAW. Facts alone are not  enough. They need to be clean. Until we have not heard everything, you are innocence objective: safeguarding proper procedure  Distinguish between a working hypothesis and legal definition II. What is Crime? Introduction 1. Social foundations deviance vs crime
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Crime: an act committed by a person or group of people that is against the law  Deviance: conduct that contradicts the norms of conduct or social expectations of a 
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Lecture 4 - 03:38 Review:PackersModel CrimeControl...

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