Uniform Crime Report (UCR)- FBIs data base that contains statistics on violent crimes
(murder, aggravated assault causing serious bodily harm, forcible rape, robbery) and property
crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson). The UCR a
Criminal Law- The body of law that defines crimes and assigns punishments for them.
Civil Law- All restrictions placed upon individuals that are noncriminal in nature; seeks
restitution rather than punishment
Tort- A civil wrong for which the court seeks
Law- A body of rules for human conduct enforced by imposing penalties for their violation
Tithings- In Anglo-Saxon England, a unit of civil administration consisting of 10 families;
established the principle of collective responsibility for maintaining la
Crime and Criminal Justice in a Historical Context
The art ofprogress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
- Alfred North Whitehead
History in illuminating the past illuminates the present and in
illuminating the p
CRJ MIDTERM REVIEW
WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM?
THE RULES THAT BIND: NORMS AND LAWS:
Norm: a rule that makes clear what behavior is appropriate and expected.
The term abnormal/deviance, is the violation of a norm.
depends on many factor
28 Feb 2015
NYPD Falling Into Bad Habits
According to the article by business insider, the NYPD is falling back into bad habits by making
arrests for petty crimes. Since more serious crime is down, at the moment, criminologist
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1 May 2015
The Art Of Innocence.
Its a quiet January afternoon in Baltimore County. The snow is pouring down, trees are
bare and the gusty winds send a chill down your spine. It was an uneventful day for eve
Labeling theory: Perspective that considers recidivism to be a consequence in part of the negative labels
applied to offenders.
Probation: Suspension of all or part of a sentence subject to certain conditions and supervision in the
Separate-and silent system: method of penal control starting at eastern state pen where inmates
were kept from talking to seeing one another very similar to modern day solitary confinement.
Congregate and silent system- style of control startin
Pains of imprisonment: deprivations that define the punitive nature of imprisonment.
Total institution: closed environment in which every aspect including the movement and
behavior of the people within is controlled and structured.
Appeal: a written petition to a higher court to review a lower courts decision for the purpose of
convincing the higher court that the lower courts decision was incorrect.
Bench Trial: trial that takes place before a judge but without a jury in