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current Issues in Law and Criminology- class 2

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC209H5
Professor
Sherry Fukuzawa
Semester
Winter

Description
- Only 4-5% criminal cases goes to court Relativity of Crime Consensus vs. Conflict - Consensus (functionalist) - Agreement that something isnt good - Then it becomes law - Law is considered a social fact - How do you study morality? - Polls - Social experience - You cant really pin down morality, instead you should find the social fact Conflict (marx) - Law is an institution that was started 1000s of years ago - It was developed by elites for elites - Why do police target poor neibourghhoods and not university rez? - Eg. Vagrancy laws Historically specific - Law shifts over time - Used to have death penalty for abortion,
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