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Crime Against Property and People -- (March 31/2011 Lecture)

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Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Crime against Property and people Crime has been falling over the last 10 years Since 1962, it has been increasing by almost 500% in 30 years Property crimes involve the theft of property (stealing cars, break-ins, etc.) Personal crimes: o Violencecrime against women 90% of sexual crimes are not reported Jane-Do Rule: if a woman takes a case of violence to court, her identity is concealeddoes not remove barrier 60% dont report physical violence 64% dont report robberies o People dont have trust in the system, thats why they dont report these cases o Sexual assaultrape, molestation, etc. o Defending yourself: David Chen: convenience store owner and someone robbed him, he held the person who was stealing while the police was being called David Chen was charged with unlawful holding of the thief Case was dismissed The laws have been changed for self-defence making it easier for people to defend themselves and their properties Aggravated assault: includes murder, man slaughter, criminal negligence (DUI), etc. Vehicular homicide Theories of Crime and Deviance o Biological Theory: not widely used today except in one incidence sociopathic personality
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