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Crimes as social events.docx

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Criminology
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CRIM 1125
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K.Chin

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Crimes as social events  Crimes should be viewed as "social" events.  Involve people interacting with each other.  Referred to as events (or episodes) because they "have a beginning and an end." The "Typical" offender  most offender are young males (more than 75% in some offence categories),  aged 15-24,  lower socioeconomic status,  minority group (e.g. African American and aboriginal),  Unemployed/temporarily unemployed.  12-17 age group represented only 8% of population, while accounting for ~33
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