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Class Notes for LAWS1110 at University of Western Australia

Crime and Society

LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Mastercard, Hermeneutics, Exaggeration

CRIME: Emerges as a result of interaction between societys need to understand crime, need to identify specic events as crime and need to create consequences for these actions. It is context dependent. Denition differs over...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: White-Collar Crime, Consumer Protection, Environmental Crime

White collar crime - broad category - crimes by and within businesses - rare for it to end up in court - Often committed by respectable professionals and can invoke major corporations - Policed in different ways and subjec...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Corporate Crime, Welfare Dependency, Infant Mortality

Zonal hypothesis + Social disorganisation. - Chicago school of sociology - During a period of rapid change, mass migration into America, dense urbanisation occurring = crime began to be viewed as a social problem (Mert...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Sydney Gang Rapes, Moral Panic, Populism

Populism (promotes interests of the common people as opposed to the elites in society) and politics. - Conservative party 1979 - Biggest threat to freedom and security is growing disrespect for the law - not just in...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Fake News, Bali Nine, Scale-Invariant Feature Transform

Traditional media and crime - Newspapers, radio, TV, direct mail, billboards etc. - A complicated interaction - Dynamic relationship between politicians, the public, special interest groups (campaign for certain things) an...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Maternal Deprivation, John Bowlby, Impulsivity

Individual to social explanations of offending - Nurture factors - Developmental life-course criminology - Assesses risk factors to understand chronic persistent offenders - Most offend before 25yrs and then it drops off, ...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Compulsory Sterilization, Genetic Predisposition, Anti-Social Behaviour

Genes - Eugenics = well born - feeble mindedness. - A set of beliefspractices aimed at improving genetic quality of a human population - Linked physiological inadequacy of some form to criminality - eugenicists used to bel...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Operant Conditioning, Psychoticism, Social Learning Theory

Learned Criminality Positivism - Determinism and reliance on data and theory - Originated as an alternative to classical ideas - Focused on psychology causes beyond the individual human actor Learning theory - behavioural ...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Kyle Sandilands, David Rosenhan, Left School

Labelling theorists. - Concerned about failures of socialisation - Dont examine bonds but the social reaction of control agentsthose in power - Adequate socialisation occurs when minor rule infractions are tolerated. - Lab...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Mechanical And Organic Solidarity, Anomie, Fallacy

Crime = Social construction - product of social interactions - law varies over time and space - reective of the power differentials in society and to protect the status quo (laws). Durkheim - Looked at crime as a soci...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Due Process, Determinism

Criminality patterns - Propensity of persons to commit criminal acts = Criminality - Generally lack self-control, impulses, insensitive, physical, risk taking, short sighted, non-verbal. - Offending frequency - Men c...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Victim Study, Confabulation

What impacts crime statistics - eg. Didn't used to report child abuse and domestic issues so stats have changed overtime (dening certain events to be crime) - Reporting to police - Police judgement of the event + whe...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 22: Control Theory, Achievement Orientation, Differential Association

Control theories - Why do we obey rules of society. Look at why we dont offend rather than why we do. - Conformity is maintained by certain social conditions, personal attributes and relationships - Socialisation causes te...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Routine Activity Theory, Bounded Rationality, Burglary

Crime as a rational choice (Clarke) - decisions to offend are constrained by time cognitive ability and info - bounded rationality - within the context to that person it made sense to commit the crime at the time - percept...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
LAWS1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Stolen Generations, Mandatory Sentencing

Over-representation of aboriginals in prison - women = approx 10 of those in jail. Aboriginal women = half of all women in jail (even though only 4 of WA are aboriginal. - 80 of youths in jail are aboriginal (40 times more...

Law and Society
LAWS1110
Dr Joe Clare
Introduction to Business Law - Reference Guides

Business law, sometimes referred to as corporate-commercial law, is a system of governance and regulations in connection with the creation, existence and dissolution of businesses. Today, Canadian businesses are governed b...

BLAW - Business Law
BLAW 464
All Professors
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Multilateral Treaty, European Economic Community, Statute Of The International Court Of Justice

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM International Law APPLICATIONS TREATIES ...

Commerce
COMM 404
All Professors
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: National Environmental Policy Act, Municipal Solid Waste, Criteria Air Contaminants

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM EEnvironmental Law ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POL...

LAW
LAW 356
All Professors
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Defeasible Estate, Leasehold Estate, Future Interest

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM PProperty Law ESTATES DESTRUCTIBILITY ...

LAW
LAW 253
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