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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 104
Professor
Barry Cartwright
Semester
Fall

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What crime Who is committing – some famous people Social control theory How power is being rooted – democracy Historical backdrop • 1960s­1980s: ­ Civil rights movement o End of March 1968, garbage men were out on strike o Struggle for gender equality – feminist movement  Women’s liberations movements quickly erupted  Miss American contest –activist didn’t like these contests  where women paraded around  o Fight for racial equality and an end to discrimination o African American movement  “The Black Panthers” – fought against racism against blacks  Violence erupted against black Americans (e.g., Detroit Riots) o March 28 1968 Black marched out to support garbage men who were  on strike   “Invaders” – started riot, some were already on FBI’s wanted  list o Martin Luther King  Civil rights leader for blacks  Was on crossroad to but still didn’t give up  Was 39 when he was killed – reaction to King’s assassination  broke out riots and anger among Black Americans (46 people  died); many thought hopes for racial equality was completely  lost o Martin Luther King Jr.  Against Vietnam War o San Francisco State College o Civil Rights Act  President Johnson  Stepping stone for racial equality ­ Anti­war protests to Vietnam War o Purpose was to prevent South Vietnam from becoming communist  state o Forcefully drafted American (esp. African Americans; very few  educated whites who went against their wills) o Americans accepted war o Beatles’ Summer of Love – Rock and roll music  Guitar smashing performance symbolized destruction of  society itself  Songs incorporated messages of revolution and change in  American culture o By 1967, public opinion rejected war o Mar. 31 Johnson said he will pause all bombing in Vietnam and  announced that he will not me re­elected or nominated for president  (“give up”) o 1968 – still radical movements of anti war protests (included  McCarthy and Nixon as presidential candidates) o Counterculture developed “diggers” (aka “hippies”)  Understood that culture changed peo
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