SOC323-LAW AND SOCIETY
-how are you going to read the article? You need to read a few times
Argument: He uses routine activities theory (RAT) and relates it back to Harper government
RAT: how a person chooses to commit a crime (motivated offender: harper, suitable
target: us, capable guardian: governor general)
-why are we suitable targets? Why is Harper the motivated offender?
Where does a debate emerge: ppl uneducated about government, bc schools do not teach this
-how is what he is doing novel?
-are there debates in the literature?
-what are subarguements in the article? Media has a role bc they don’t present things well
enough by educating the public
Law and society theorist and criminologist are protective
over what they are doing
1. RAT is simple
2. GG—her role and decision (capable guardian), make information public, rumors
3. Lack of education