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Crime and Deviance

7 Pages
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Winter 2011

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA02H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

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Deviance is anything that goes against cultural norms.
Some norms carry no criminal sanction.
Juvenile delequincy, Juveniles tend to be treated differently under the criminal code.
The age someone is charged in court is set by the government and it does vary by
circumstance.
Labelling is when you charge someone with a crime, when they come to court they
have a criminal label or a stigma. When people are stigmatized they tend to live to
their stigma.
oSelf-fulfilling prophecy.
Most juvenile offenders are male. Their offences range from B&E (break and
enter), grand theft auto (stealing cars),
Both crime and deviance involve social reactions that help define the seriousness of
the rule-breaking incident
Drugs are victimless crime. No victim, there is a buyer and seller.
Opium alcohol?
Vagrionary where u have
Prostitution no victim
oCatch John by having a cop dressed as a prostitute.
oTrick is the action associated with prostitution, can be arrested for this
oWhen you entice the John into buying a trick, then the individual can be
arrested.
oSome lawyers have successfully argued against these charges because of
entrapment(cop is provoking people to break the law)
People are better criminals once they come out
Edwin Sutherland made White-collar crime. Before 1940 only poor people commit
crime.
oDrew attention to high prestige people commit crime.
www.notesolution.com
oWhite collarcrime costs society billions of dollars than common crimes
Common crimes is shoplifting or pulling a stickup.
oWhite collar crime is 40x as great as common crime
oSome people use a lot of enguinity to commit white collar crimes
oWhite collar crimes are educated crimes.
oSutherland said that 70 large respected corporations were convicted of
hundreds of criminal convictions
Copyright infringement is stealing intellectual property.
oStealing my song
oColluded - When companies get together secretly to fix price of something so
problems dont start
oPrice fixing bunch of companies get together to see what price to charge
Forgery and Fraud typically takes place in selling products that dont live up to
advertising. (FALSE ADVERTISING)
Embezzlement is stealing from company
Industrial spying you work for a company, but your really working for another.
A white collar crime is pollution
oSometimes it is dealt with more leniently.
oStreet crimes often involve more violence when white collar crime involves no
violence.
Courts recently got more strict with white collar crime, they tend to throw the book
at people who commit such crimes.
oENRON (Ken Ly) energy company dealth with massive fraud and fixing
prices
oGeoffrey Skilling worked for ENROn he cooked the books, meaning he did the
accounting (did the figures, show things that cant be found in reality)
oBernier mUrdoff a new Yorker ran an investment fund, cheated investors for
50 billion dollars
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Deviance is anything that goes against cultural norms. Some norms carry no criminal sanction. Juvenile delequincy, Juveniles tend to be treated differently under the criminal code. The age someone is charged in court is set by the government and it does vary by circumstance. Labelling is when you charge someone with a crime, when they come to court they have a criminal label or a stigma. When people are stigmatized they tend to live to their stigma. o Self-fulfilling prophecy. Most juvenile offenders are male. Their offences range from B&E (break and enter), grand theft auto (stealing cars), Both crime and deviance involve social reactions that help define the seriousness of the rule-breaking incident Drugs are victimless crime. No victim, there is a buyer and seller. Opium alcohol? Vagrionary where u have Prostitution no victim o Catch John by having a cop dressed as a prostitute. o Trick is the action associated with prostitution, can be arrested for this o When you entice the John into buying a trick, then the individual can be arrested. o Some lawyers have successfully argued against these charges because of entrapment(cop is provoking people to break the law) People are better criminals once they come out Edwin Sutherland made White-collar crime. Before 1940 only poor people commit crime. o Drew attention to high prestige people commit crime. www.notesolution.com
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