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The US is the most violent nation among its peers Lesson 5 February 7, 2011
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This Week Today: Lesson 5 (The US is the most violent country in the developed world ) - Bobo and Thompson Wednesday: Lesson 6 (More women live single than with a husband) - Read Russell Hochschild, pp. 35-52
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Defining our terms … Deviance: breaking a social norm Crime: breaking a social more codified into law
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Crimes (per 100,000) Homicides Burglaries Canada 4.1 547.6 France 3.9 711.4 Germany 3.2 1,250.1 Japan 1.1 238.6 UK 1.6 1,605.1 USA 5.6 740.8 …The US appears to be more violent than its peers.
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In 2009 there were … 1,318,398 violent crimes reported in the US 15,421 murders 806,843 aggravated assaults 89,000 forced rapes 9,320,971 property crimes reported in the US 794,616 Source: FBI
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The good news is that these numbers have been declining for the last few years…
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Incarcerations (per 100,000) Canada 107 France 88 Germany 97 Japan 62 UK 144 USA 724 Source: US Bureau of Justice So why so much crime? It doesn’t seem to be for lack of enforcement.
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Source: US Bureau of Justice Prison populations have burgeoned…
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Source: US Bureau of Justice …primarily because of drugs.
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course SOC 1010 taught by Professor Angelikagulbis during the Spring '08 term at Toledo.

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