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Introduction to Criminology

CRIM 1125 Lecture Notes - Jock Young

LEFT REALISM  Developed as response to some of these weaknesses in (criticisms of) conflict/critical criminology.  Jock Young (one of co-authors of The New Criminology and Critical Criminolog...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
CRIM 1125 Lecture Notes - Class Conflict

DIALECTICAL PAIRS  Positive  Negative  Attraction  Repulsion  Inside  Outside  Up  Down  Light ...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
CRIM 1125 Lecture Notes - Homicide

ABDUCTIONS OF CHILDREN o More than two-thirds of all abductions are parental abductions o Distribution of offenders evenly split between fathers and mothers THE PRECURSORS o In most cases of physical assault ...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
CRIM 1125 Lecture Notes - Copycat Crime

A ROUTINE ACTIVITIES APPROACH o One study found increased television viewing actually decreasing crime rates o Motivated offenders and prospective victims were at home in front of their TV sets, and hence less l...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
CRIM 1125 Lecture Notes - Child Abduction, United States Attorney General

Who is Joel Best?  Well known “critical constructionist” and expert on “social problems”  Has written extensively about society’s focus on “threatened children,” “children-victims,” “troubled children” ...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
CRIM 1125 Lecture Notes - Social Inequality, Victimology

Working  Husbands, wives and teenagers working  Traveling to and from work  Leaving home and personal effects unprotected. School  More people going to schools  More schools to go to ...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
CRIM 1125 Lecture Notes - Paternalism

What Is Patriarchy Paternalism • Notion that women have to be protected by men, because they are incapable of protecting themselves • Generates independence for males, and dependence for females ...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
CRIM 1125 Lecture Notes - Family Values

Walter Reckless’ Containment Theory • Inner containment = self control, good self-image, ability to tolerate frustration • Outer containment = family values, institutional reinforcement, effective supervis...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
Victim Precipitated Homicides.docx

Victim Precipitated Homicides  Wolfgang's (1985) study of murders in Philadelphia found that victims precipitated their own murders 26% of the time  Victim may provoke their assailant by making verba...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
Victim Characteristics.docx

Victim Characteristics  Individuals most likely to be victimized are young, single makes, 15-24 years of age, who are poor, and/or from ethnic minorities.  People over 65 years of age are least likel...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
Transaction of Violent Transactions.docx

Transaction of Violent Transactions • Most violent transactions take place in the home, primarily during the evening or late at night • Time when all or almost all of the family members are behind closed d...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
CRIM 1125 Lecture Notes - Informal Social Control

Trajectories & Transitions  Trajectories = life pathways that people are traveling on, and the direction in which their lives are going  Transitions = turning points, like special life events that m...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
CRIM 1125 Lecture Notes - Labeling Theory

The Urban Rural Divide  More familiar with urban areas  Knowing your neighbours and neighbourhood Why the Difference?  More likely to encounter strangers from different cultural or social b...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
The Structural Choice Model of Victimization.docx

The Structural Choice Model of Victimization  Builds upon Cohen, Kluegel & Land's work  Acknowledges impact of socio-economic inequality in shaping the criminal event  Patterns of risk put some...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
The Setting of Criminal Events.docx

The Setting of Criminal Events  crime rates generally higher in urban areas than in rural areas  Higher in economically disadvantaged urban areas with an unstable population.  Lower in "be...

Criminology
CRIM 1125
K.Chin
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Model Penal Code, Malice Aforethought, Unlawful Killing

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM CCriminal Law WHAT IS A CRIME? PARTIES TO CRIMES ...

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