Chapter Four Updated

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Definitions   Transnational crime - organized criminal activity over national borders Chapter Four - Crime / Social Control Saturday, June 13, 2009 11:05 AM   o Crime is everywhere o Most countries have same components of in their criminal systems o Adult males are mainly the offenders o Theft is most common crime Sociological Theories of Crime o Structural Crime is function of society Strengthens group cohesion Strain Theory - when legitimate means of acquiring culturally defined goals are limited, the resulting STRAIN will be crime. Conformity - Seeks goals, uses society defined means to achieve Innovation - Seeks goals, does not use society defined means to achieve Ritualism - Does not seek goals, uses use society defined means to achieve Retreatism - does not seek goals, does not use society defined means to achieve Rebellion - seeks to replace goals, seeks to replace means
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course HIST 3316 taught by Professor Bourgeios during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.

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