Lecture 11 - Lecture 11 15:25 Guest Lecture Crime Law:...

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Lecture 11 15:25 Guest Lecture -Crime Law: “Neutral body in the middle of an adversarial system” -adversarial system (2 sides/ 2 parted system) vs. inquisitorial system (only judge  decides/does the investigation) -trace evidence -crime lab deals with criminalistics or criminology? Elements? Criminology: the study of crime as a phenomenon and the study of the criminal Criminalistics: fingerprints, footprints, the actual evidence, investigating the actual  evidence -most underreported crime and why? Arson b/c crime labs aren’t set up to investigate…can’t tell if it was on purpose or an  accident because usually the accelerant is made out of petroleum  -touch evidence provides useful info in 80% of all cases? True or false -difference between direct and indirect evidence Does disorder spread?  Study by Keizer/Lindenberg/Steg Cross-norm inhibition effect:  The spread of deviant behavior (deviant behavior is contagious) does the violation of one norm (ex: graffiti) lead to the violation of another (littering)? under condition (no graffiti) : 33% littered disorder condition (graffiti): 69% littered Police ordinance as opposed to generally accepted norm Order condition (no bikes locked to fences): 27% entered through fence Disorder condition (bikes locked to fences) Envelope and graffiti/litter Order condition (no graffiti, no littering): 13% stole envelope Disorder condition 1 (graffiti): 27% stole envelope Disorder condition 2 (litter): 25% stole envelope
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Lecture 11 - Lecture 11 15:25 Guest Lecture Crime Law:...

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