Soc 361 Exam 1 Study Guide What is crime? (5 components) 1. behavior-perform an act 2. criminal intent-intentional 3. voluntary 4. social harm 5. harm caused by behavior Limits on Criminality- Who cannot be considered a criminal? 1. Insanity- not abl
What is Crime? (5 Components) 1- Behavior: perform an act 2- Criminal intent: cat is intentional 3- Voluntary: cannot be forced 4- Social harm: something bad has to come from act 5- Harm cause by conduct Limits on criminality- Who cannot be considere
Becoming a Marihuana User
3. Given that early marijuana use typically leads to either no effect or negatively experiences,
why (according to Becker) do some people still become regular users?
In Howard Beckers article, Becoming a Marihuana U
Dr. Jennifer Schwartz
10 December 2015
Why I Am (Not) a Criminal
The basic question is asked: am I or am not a criminal?. The answer though is much
more complicated due to the different definitions of crime and the many factors that influe
Dr. Jennifer Schwartz
8 December 2015
Applying Criminological Concepts: Dexter
The Showtime television show, Dexter, is a crime drama that revolves around the idea of
an anti-hero through the romanticizing of vigilante-style justice and the
What kind of evidence does Robert Sampson use to support his contention that immigration
actually lowers crime rates?
In Robert Sampsons article, Rethinking Crime and Immigration, he argues that despite
popular belief, immigration does not bring dangerous
According to Akers, a theory is a tentative answer to a commonly asked question about a
certain event or behavior. He explains that if a theory is developed properly, it can be an answer
to real situations, feelings, experience, and human behavior. In add
Reading Response #1: Seven Approaches to the Definition of Crime and Deviance
3. Which of the definitions reviewed in this article appeal most to you, and why?
The definition of crime and deviance that appealed to me most from the article, Seven
1. What are the five techniques of neutralization? How does each technique excuse
individuals from responsibility for their crimes?
In Gresham Sykes and David Matzas article, Techniques of Neutralization, they discuss
five techniques of neutralization tha
2. When did crime become primarily associated with black males? Why then?
The article, Race and the Problem of Crime in TIME and Newsweek Cover Stories, by
Melissa Hickman Barlow analyzes the trends in news articles published in TIME and Newsweek
2. Do burglars ever steal from people they know? Why or why not?
In Wright and Deckers article, Choosing the Target, they explain the type of trends
burglars have when choosing their target or victim. Yes, burglars most often steal from people
Reasons For Theft
By Matthew Condon
Introduction- I have decided to do my research on two people that I knew in high school, and who i
will leave unnamed in this research study. I will refer to them as subject 1 and 2 throughout my paper.
FINAL PAPER: OUTLINE OF CHAPTERS AND SECTIONS
Title is important. Title is one of the key ways you can hook your reader.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER I - Introduction
Statement of the problem
Significance of the stu
Criminology (SOC 361)
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SOC 361 LECTURE #2 8/27/15
What is a crime? ANSWER: Behavior that violates codified
a. DEVIANCE VS. CRIMINALITY
i. Deviance: behavior that is inconsistent with majoritys norms
Is unusual behavior that (ex: face backwards in an elevator)