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Section: CrimeType: Conceptual Question 5 0.5 out of 0.5 pointsIn his interview with Dalton Conley, Victor Rios shares his own personal life experience as a gang member in Oakland, California. His description of watching his best friend die in his arms, how police randomly upended the daily lives of himself and his friends, and the ensuingsense of despair, chaos and being disconnected from society are a powerful reflection on what Durkheim calledSection: Functionalist Approaches to Deviance and Social Control
Type: Conceptual Question 6 0.5 out of 0.5 pointsThe changing attitudes toward marijuana use can be difficult to fit into our understanding of crime. At the federal level, the drug is classified as a controlled substance and possession and distribution may carry severe penalties. In the majority of states, possession is a criminal offense. Penalties often include jail time. In a few states, possession is treated as a misdemeanor – similar to a traffic ticket – and in Colorado and Washington, recreational marijuana possession is now legal. Given the extent of the changing legal attitude, as well as the rise in incarceration rates, what does this suggest about the difficulties of measuring changes in crime rates over time?Section: CrimeType: Factual Question 7 0.5 out of 0.5 pointsIn order to combat rising crime rates, a state introduces tough new sentencing laws. The hopesof politicians and law-enforcement officials for a subsequent decrease in crime are based onSection: Crime ReductionType: Conceptual