crime lecture.ppt

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18 Apr 2012
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What is Criminology?
The body of knowledge
regarding crime as a social
phenomenon. It includes
within its scope the process of
making laws, breaking laws,
and reacting towards the
breaking of laws.
(Sutherland
& Cressey, 1960:3)
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Crime and Deviance
Crime
Designates certain behaviours and actions
that require social control and social
intervention, codified in law
Deviance
Actions that violate social norms, and that
may or may not be against the law
Most crimes are understood as deviant
however all deviant acts are not criminal
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Changes over time
Female body modification
Proliferation of plastic surgery
Tattooing, piercing
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