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Crime and Deviance

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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. 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.
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