SOCI 2P61 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Racialization, Economic Inequality, Settler Colonialism

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Correlates of criminal behaviour: age, gender, race, lgbtq, drug and alcohol use, socio-economic status, spatial location. What is a correlate? (cid:498) a phenomenon that accompanies another phenomenon and is related in some way to it(cid:499) Correlation is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for causation. Age and gender are the strongest correlates of crime. Young people commit more crime, both property and violent (especially homicide) Exception is political and some corporate crime young lack access to means. Crime rates is decreasing but the population is getting older (since october 2011) Maturational reform: adolescence is a time of transition, as people get older they develop attachments and commitments that restrain misbehaviour. Jobs, marriage etc: biological effects of aging, become more skilled at evading detection. Men are much more likely to commit crimes than women. Varies by offence: men more likely violent and serious property offences. Rates closest for minor property offences (e. g. shoplifting, bad cheques)

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