CRM 1301: Lecture #1 Jan 11 2012
Need for Theory:
lack of trust in the government and media
we must question and be aware
relativity of truth – one particular truth or opinion.
There isn’t one universal truth
Can be interpreted differently, is one persons ‘truth’ or opinion
4. Criminological Problems:
how we define crime or criminal actions through time. how Example: crimes against women. Prior to 1983,
women being beat and raped was not criminalized the way it is today.
Elements of a Theory:
Concepts specialized terms that convey mean