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CRIM 1115 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Statutory Interpretation, Final Analysis, Lower Canada

P.130-130 Parliament enacted Interpretation Act >Everyone is deemed remedial and shall be given such fair, large and liberal construction and interpretation as nest to ensure the attainment of its objects In all Statu...

Criminology
CRIM 1115
C.Nowlin
CRIM 2416 Lecture Notes - Cesare Lombroso

Gender and SOME EARLIER THEORIES  Until 1960s and 1970s, most theories of female crime centered around the “inherent nature of women” (their individual psychological or physiological characteristics). ...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
CRIM 2416 Lecture Notes - Georg Simmel, Surplus Labour, The Communist Manifesto

CHRONOLOGY  Marx 1818-1883  Durkheim 1858-1917 - Sociologist  Weber – 1864-1920 - Sociologist All building onto work of each other except Marx KARL MARX THE SOCIAL CONTEXT  For ...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
CRIM 2416 Lecture Notes - Social Learning Theory

AN AGE GRADED EXPLANATION  Sampson and Laub move beyond the type of “delinquency” that is the subject of Reiss’ “Delinquency as a Failure of Personal and Social Controls” and Hirschi’s Causes of ...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
CRIM 2416 Lecture Notes - Reinforcement, Social Learning Theory

ADOLESCENT-LIMITED OFFENDING  Moffitt says that discontinuity is the most common course of antisocial behavior.  Adolescent-limited offenders “have no notable history of antisocial behavior in...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
CRIM 2416 Lecture Notes - Truancy

ADOLESCENT LIMITED  Moffitt says there are two distinct age-crime curves for adolescent limited and life-course persistent offenders  Adolescent-limited typology captures well known upsurge in ...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
CRIM 2416 Lecture Notes - Howard S. Becker

A SOCIETY OF SAINTS  Crime serves a function— it helps define the “collective conscience”.  Even “a society of saints” would search out and identify some “unconventional” behavior as criminal or ...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
CRIM 2416 Lecture Notes - Social Stratification

WILLIAM CHAMBLISS  Criminal label as product of social conflict  Modern society creates conflict  Conflict creates formal institutions  Formal institutions sanction violation of social norms. ...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
WHITE.docx

WHITE, MIDDLE CLASS BOYS  Have access to power and normative self-enhancement structures o Not available to lower-working-class boys  Can go about accomplishing their masculinity in different ...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
TURNING POINTS.docx

TURNING POINTS  Form of control theory developed by Sampson and Laud.  Social bonds (informal social controls) vary or change over the life course  Social ties in later life (e.g., marriage, chi...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
CRIM 2416 Lecture Notes - Frank Tannenbaum, Labeling Theory, Social Inequality

THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF MEANING  Events can have different meanings for different people with different experiences in different contexts or social situations – not everyone comes from same back...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
CRIM 2416 Lecture Notes - Semiotics

THE SKY IS FALLING ACT II  Warning – there could be a threat of danger.  Threat – there is imminent danger.  Impact – disaster strikes  Reaction – rescue and remedy THE MODS AND THE RO...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
CRIM 2416 Lecture Notes - Muckraker

THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA  Act as agents of moral indignation. o “We should be really upset”, “society rejects this idea”  Engage in crusading and muck-raking. o Try and find issues they ca...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
CRIM 2416 Lecture Notes - Puritans

THE QUAKERS  Trials in Puritan community in Massachusetts were like morality plays, a ritual encounter between good and evil  Puritans took strong dislike to the Quakers (although both were ...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
K.Chin
CRIM 2416 Lecture Notes - Anti-Social Behaviour

THE MAJOR CORRELATES OF DELINQUENCY Age – starts at young age Gender – most by male Race – ethnic population tend to be over represented in statistics Intelligence – School Performance – good indicator of deli...

Criminology
CRIM 2416
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 ...

LAW
LAW 405
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LAW
LAW 405
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