SOC 1500 Lecture Notes - Paul Bernardo, Dangerous Offender, Price Fixing
Categories of crime: street" crime (conventional, offenders-committed by the common/individual person, lower classes more likely, most common: property, violence, responsibility- on individual level. We can point to specific person who is responsible for the crime. Assault (level 1) most common minor assault 60% Assault (level 2 and 3) presence of a weapon/aggravated assault. Robbery (can only happen in presence of a victim) Homicide-death of a human being that was a result of something not natural/other than nature. If labeled dangerous offender, you can be in prison forever. Defined murder that is not first degree: crown attorney cant prove that it was deliberate/planned or police officer was not on duty. Week 8: burden of proof on crown of attorney. Sentence: 25 years with life in prison eligibility of parole happens in sentencing. Defined: has to be immediate find spouse in bed with another person, can"t leave the scene and come back. Other criteria: homicides that occur accidently.