Defining and Measuring Crime
A. What is crime?
1. Legal def: culpable action or inaction prohibited by law and punishable by
the state as a misdemeanor or felony
a) Issues:culpability and legal defense, insanity, crime distinctions,
actus rea and mens
Book Review Outline
A. On the whole, people tend to take prisons for granted. It is difficult to imagine life
without them (Angela Davis 15).
B. Angela Y. Davis is a former activist and former prisoner.
C. As a former prisoner and ac
Exam 4 Study Guide
TRENDS IN CRIME CONTROL
1. How have Americans concerns about crime and drugs changed
American poll respondents who identified drugs as the nations
most important problem:
- 3% in early 1986
- 64% in Sept. 1986
- 12% in Apr