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Compass Chapter 7: Deviance & Crime

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Winter 2011

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA02H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

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Chapter 7: Deviance & Crime
March 22, 2011 March 29, 2011
First order problems (need to be taken care of right away): public/health services,
malnutrition, tuition fees
Second order problems
Green Ceiling society accumulates enough wealth to deal with environmental
problems
oContinues to fall across world
Unleaded gasoline ex. China & India
16 thousand per head in China & US god rid of unleaded gasoline
when it reached 3000
Globalization
oProperty rights
oMarkets rule of law
oFree Markets
odisuto (person) in Latin America give people property rights & encourage
govts & people gain titles of land
oa billion of people still live in absolute poverty less than $1 a day
Criminology comes out of sociology
Canadians believe violent crime is on the rise audience tends to favour criminal tv
dramas
1.Types of Crime
a.Distinguishing crime from deviance
i.Deviance is any behaviour which violates cultural norms which
some norms have no criminal sanctions attached to it
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ii.Friendship norms - non-criminal deviance
iii.Deviance is also violating a norm (law) that gets you into jail =
criminal deviance violating the law
b.Juvenile delinquency
i.Treated differently under criminal code & must be treated
carefully
ii.Make the individual a repeat offender
iii.Labelling = when you charge someone with crime, that person is
said to be labelled stigma
iv.Most juvenile offenders are male
v.Offenses range from break & enter (B & E), drug offenses, stealing
cars (=grand theft auto ), shoplifting (mostly female) (some
wealthy people feel the compulsion to steal)
c.Victimless crimes
i.Drugs = victimless crime
ii.Laudum mixture of alcohol & opium
iii.= consensual crime = both parties to the crime agree on the
crime & there is no victim & there is a buyer & a seller
1.Vagrancy = no visible means of support ex. street people
2.Prostitution red light districts ex. in the Netherlands
iv.How to catch people in victimless crime?
1.Entrapment = a female police officer dress up like a
hooker & will be wired a John (=a customer), everything
is recorded & heard by the police & once money is handed to
the officer the police team will come out & arrest the John
a.Doing tricks activity associated with
prostitution/drugs
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i.Lawyers in lawsuits often argue that police
cannot encourage people to break the law
b.Often used in drug business & prostitution
d.White collar crimes = intellectual crime which requires education
i.Often associated with occupations
ii.Committed by middle & upper class backgrounds
iii.Edwin Sutherlands crimes are committed by high prestige
people
1.Only poor people commit crimes? belief 40 years ago
iv. Involve billions of money
v. In the US white collar crime is 40 times as great as common
crimes
1.Mugging
2.Car theft
3.Bag robberies
vi.= educated crimes
vii.70 large respected corporations have been convicted hundred of
crimes
viii.Copyright infringement = stealing intellectual properties ex.
stealing songs
ix.Price fixing = businesses get together & decide the assignment of
prices to things (=collude) ex. automobiles so that they dont
compete with each other
x.Insider trading = inside knowledge of company info& take
advantage of the info on trade market
xi.Forgery/ fraud selling products that dont live up to
advertisement = also known as false advertisement
xii.Embezzlement = stealing from your company
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Chapter 7: Deviance & Crime March 22, 2011 March 29, 2011 First order problems (need to be taken care of right away): publichealth services, malnutrition, tuition fees Second order problems Green Ceiling society accumulates enough wealth to deal with environmental problems o Continues to fall across world Unleaded gasoline ex. China & India 16 thousand per head in China & US god rid of unleaded gasoline when it reached 3000 Globalization o Property rights o Markets rule of law o Free Markets o disuto (person) in Latin America give people property rights & encourage govts & people gain titles of land o a billion of people still live in absolute poverty less than $1 a day Criminology comes out of sociology Canadians believe violent crime is on the rise audience tends to favour criminal tv dramas 1. Types of Crime a. Distinguishing crime from deviance i. Deviance is any behaviour which violates cultural norms which some norms have no criminal sanctions attached to it www.notesolution.com ii. Friendship norms - non-criminal deviance iii. Deviance is also violating a norm (law) that gets you into jail = criminal deviance violating the law b. Juvenile delinquency i. Treated differently under criminal code & must be treated carefully ii. Make the individual a repeat offender iii. Labelling = when you charge someone with crime, that person is said to be labelled stigma iv. Most juvenile offenders are male v. Offenses range from break & enter (B & E), drug offenses, stealing cars (=grand theft auto ), shoplifting (mostly female) (some wealthy people feel the compulsion to steal) c. Victimless crimes i. Drugs = victimless crime ii. Laudum mixture of alcohol & opium iii. = consensual crime = both parties to the crime agree on the crime & there is no victim & there is a buyer & a seller 1. Vagrancy = no visible means of support ex. street people 2. Prostitution red light districts ex. in the Netherlands iv. How to catch people in victimless crime? 1. Entrapment = a female police officer dress up like a hooker & will be wired a John (=a customer), everything is recorded & heard by the police & once money is handed to the officer the police team will come out & arrest the John a. Doing tricks activity associated with prostitutiondrugs www.notesolution.com
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