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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 2416
Professor
B.Cartwright
Semester
Summer

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CRITICISMS OF LOW SELF-CONTROL THEORY • Gottfredson and Hirschi claim that all criminal acts provide “immediate, easy, and certain short-term pleasure”, and that they “require little or planning”. • What about kidnapping for ransom, that often involves a high degree of planning (pre-selection of an unprotected target, high value target), and protracted negotiations that can sometimes go on for months or years, with an uncertain outcome…  may not get money, may have to kill the victim WHITE COLLAR CRIME (Gottfredson and Hirschi) • Gottfredson and Hirschi say that like all other crimes, white-collar crimes do not require any degree of specialization • They provide relatively quick and relatively certain be
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