Lecture 5 The Justice System

Lecture 5 The Justice System - 1) What is crime? 2) What...

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1) What is crime? 2) What are the most dangerous and expensive crimes to society?
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Actual Laws in the United States In Gary, Indiana, persons are prohibited from attending a movie house [cinema] or other theater and from riding a public streetcar within four hours of eating garlic. In Miami, it's illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown. It is illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless the shades are down in Georgia. In Pennsylvania, it is against the law to sleep in your refrigerator. In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage. Just last year, they finally took a law off the books that made it illegal for man in Minnesota to sexual intercourse with a fish.
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Examining the Law and “Justice” System
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Is Justice Blind?
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Or is someone always watching?
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DRAMATIC EXPANSION OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM Source: Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/tables/exptyptab.htm
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Lecture 5 The Justice System - 1) What is crime? 2) What...

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