Chapter 7 Notes
Intentionally - committed on purpose
Negligently - failing to do something required of you
Recklessly - committed without due regard for human life or property
Knowingly - committed with knowledge that outcome is likely
Recent corporate sc
Chapter 9 Notes
Crime trends not considered valid
(number or rate of crime over time)
If people are more or less likely to report crime to police, trends will change even
though crime is not changed
And police manipulate data for political reasons
Chapter 10 Notes
Abortion more common among:
Children born to these women more likely to have been raised in households
characterized by poverty, single & teenage parent, strain/stress, and bad parenting
So, 15-25 y
Chapter 1 Notes
A system is a group of parts
that make up a unified whole
which is organized and harmonious
and that serve a common purpose.
The criminal justice system is the term for the interdependent parts of criminal
Chapter 2 Notes
What does it mean to DO JUSTICE?
1) Be fair, impartial, unbiased (protect Constitutional rights)
(justice as a process, procedural justice)
2) Catch, convict, punish the guilty (protect people from harm)
(justice as an outcome, corrective
Chapter 3 Notes
It is possible that criminal justice serves functions without them being
Maybe criminal justice controls certain groups more
Maybe criminal justice serves some interests more
This does not mean it is intended
Criminal justice evol
Chapter 4 Notes
Ideally, why do we have the law? Do we need it?
Does it protect us?
Does it protect certain interests above others?
Do we agree with it?
1) Consensus view
Law reflects social interests
Acts we call crime are the greatest threats to us
Chapter 5 Notes
To the degree that lawmakers are representative of all of society, it is likely that
laws will represent all people in society.
BUT, lawmakers do not look like you or me
Do voters look like you and me?
No! (most people do not vote)
Chapter 6 Notes
Something that is fundamentally wrong and deserving of punishment?
natural definition of crime
These are violations of natural law
Legally a crime must ALSO violate the criminal law
(legal definition of crime)
Legally, a crime oc
Chapter 8 Notes
Elite deviance also causes more physical damage than all eight serious crimes
Tobacco use kills more people (approximately 430,000) than murder
(approximately 17,000) and causes more financial loss ($75 billion in direct