Juveniles tend to be treated differently under the criminal code
Criminal code – set by government
Juvenile crime is treated with concern
oGotta treat it carefully lest you push that criminal into a life of crime
Labeling is when you charge someone with a crime and hold them in court
When people are stigmatized, they tend to live up their stigma.
oCoca called self-fulfilling prophecy
Offenders are male
oStealing cars (grand-theft auto), shoplifting (mostly by women), drugs
Drug is the victimless crime, not consensual crime
oConsensual – both parties agree to the crime. No victim.
Cannot be complained to the police.
Vagrancy – victimless crime
oNo visible means of support, street people are invisible
Prostitution – victimless crime
oNobody is going to complain
oThey use entrapment – police women dresses up as a hooker, someone
approaches her and is jailed.
When you entice someone into buying a trick, then that individual can
•Law says police officers should not encourage people to break
the law. Female officer cannot impersonate a prostitute or be a
drug dealer. Accusing the law of entrapment.
Street crime is committed by lower class
Paradox of life: putting people in prison exposes them to other criminals and teaches
how to be better prisoners.