Sociology 103007 crime

Sociology 103007 crime - Sociology 10/30/07 Crime &...

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Sociology 10/30/07 Crime is behavior that violates government laws and that can be punished through formal sanctions (=formal and informal). Types of crime 1. Organized crime: associated with the Mafia. Engaged in murder, gambling, etc. 2. White collar crime: committed by corp. executives, politicians, professionals. Most are committed for money. (ie: price fixing, fraudulent advertising, bribery) Medicare: insurance for people 65+ – approved in 1965 Medicaid: insurance for the poor – approved in 1965 3. Victimless crime/moral crime/public order (ie-prostitution, pornography, sale/use of illicit drugs) 4. Crime against person/property – ie: damaging a person’s belongings in spite of them Collection of data on crime 1. FBI: publishes a report Annual Uniform Crime Report FBI Crime Index: measures the crime rate; includes 8 types of crime: i. homicide ii. forcible rape violent crime (i-iv) iii. aggravated assault iv. robbery v. larceny
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sharma during the Fall '07 term at Rider.

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Sociology 103007 crime - Sociology 10/30/07 Crime &...

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