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Criminology Lecture 1&2.odt

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Carleton University
SOCI 2450
Darryl Davies

Criminology Class 2 What is CriminologyJanuary 17 2012What is criminologyDiscipline that studies the making of law the breaking of law and the punishment of lawCriminology an interdisciplinary profession built around the scientific study of crime and criminal behaviour including their form cause legal aspect and controlCrime Human conduct in violation of the criminal laws of a jurisdiction that has the power to make such laws and for which there is some form of authorized sanctionThree important definitions of criminology are 1 disciplinary 2 causative 3 scientificCriminality a behavioural predisposition that disproportionately favours criminal activity3 definitions of criminology1sociology of law2criminal etiology or the scientific analysis of the cause of crime3Crime Control Criminal Behaviour Criminal Law body of specific rules regarding human conduct which have been prologated by political authorities which apply to uniformly to all classes of societies in which the law is preferred and is punishment Civil law Body of laws that regulates arrangements between individuals such as contracts and crimes of propertyIndictable offence a
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