Psychological Crime is problem behavior those who have psychological problesm

Psychological crime is problem behavior those who

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Psychological Crime is problem behavior, those who have psychological problesm may behave different from the rest of us CRIME and DEVIANCE Deviant behavior is human activity that violates social norms. Everything we do is governed by norms. All crimes are considered deviant to at least some people but not all deviance would be considered crime
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Power - ppl with power can define behaviors as deviant or criminal. Corps can lobby the gov to not define some behaviors as criminal/deviant. Ppl in power can transgress norms with little consequence. Ex: tenured faculty can do more in class Some forms of deviance are not criminal Some forms of crime are not always seen as deviant Deviance and crime vary in time and space Time and space? Decriminalization of homosexuality in 1969 Consensus perspective Core values that exist within society Murder, rape, theft Laws reflect the collective will of the people Laws serve all people equally Those who violate the law represent a unique subgroup of the population. Problems? Laws do not serve all people equally Not everyone shares the same values Ppl who violate laws arent a unique subgroup Pluralist perspective Many diverse social groups exist within society Each group has its own characteristic set of values, beliefs, and interests Formalized laws are viewed as useful in the settlement of disputes. Some ppl think sex clubs are immoral, but some feel otherwise. The legal system is value neutral arbiter between comparing groups The legal system is concerned with the best interests of society Conflict perspective Society is comprised of diverse social groups Each group has different definitions of right and wrong Conflict between groups is unavoidable Group conflict centers on the exercise of political power Law is a tool of the powerful
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