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SOCB51 Lec 5
7th Feb 2012
- Soliciting is a .......... it is not an offence.
Safe Streets Act
- This definition of solicit is used in several offence sections
- “solicitation of captive audience”
- “Solicitation in an aggressive manner”
- Solicitation of a captive audience
- 2(a) solicit a person who is using, waiting to use, or departing from an ATM
- A taxi stand, transit stop, pay telephone, getting in or leaving a car
- Solicitation in an aggressive manner
- Proceeding behind, alongside or ahead of the person solicited during the solicitation, or after
the person solicited responds or fails to respond to the solicitation 3(4)
2005 SSA Revisions
- Permitted fund-raising by charities does not apply to fund-raising activities that meet the
following conditions
- 1. They are conducted by a charitable organization registered under the income tax act canasda
on a roadway where the minimum…………………
- Diverted giving programs
- Instead of giving the homeless money you give money toward food and homeless shelter or
local charities (city of Peterborough created care meters)
- Informal “gift crimes” ………………
- Medicalization involves the extension of medical jurisdiction or the expansion of medical
boundaries
- In particular the study of medicalization involved how social problem and issues get defined as
medical problems
- There was a successful medicalization of male performance (Viagra)
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- Female Viagra? It is controversial issue. Women may not need it.
- Homosexuality was seen as a mental illness up until 1972.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder…after world war one 306 men were shot because they were
shell-shocked for cowardice or desertion.
- Medicalization can occur culturally..
- Medicalization is not either/or phenomenon but should more accurately be conceptualized in
terms of degrees
- An issue can be medicalized at a distance from scientific support (Sensi..soap)
- Medicalization is an indicator of wider cultural shifts: self-responsibilization, self-help social
movements, the perception of authority
- Medicalization is not good or bad it’s a social process, in some cases it is progressive. It can
change how we think and conduct ourselves.
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual DSM IV
- Official guide of Psychiatric Disorders
- DSM 1 -1952
- DSM II 1968
- DSM III 1980
- DSM IV 1994
DSM 5 The future of Psychiatric Diagnosis ….2013
Sex addiction (DSMIV) “Hypersexual Disorder” (DSMV)
- How do you draw the boundary between healthy sexual appetite and addiction?
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Being Sane in Insane Places (1973)
If sanity and insanity exists, how shall we know them?
Do the salient characteristics that lead to a diagnosis reside in the patients themselves or in their
environment?
Gain can be made by getting normal people admitted into psychiatric hospitals and then see if they
were to determine to be “normal” and how this happened.
This experiment 8 sane people admitted to 12 psychiatric hospitals
After calling for an appointment, pseudo patients arrived at hospital
Gave fake name, complaining that he has been hearing voices, voices were unclear.
The pseudo patients talked about their life exactly as it occurred- relationships with parents………..
Medication was not swallowed simply acted normal and did what he was supposed to do on the ward
(2100 pills were given)
Except for one each one was discharged with a diagnosis of schizophrenia in remission
One labeled schizophrenic they were stuck with the label
There stays lasted 7 to 52 days with an average stay of 19 days
The other patience at the hospital realized that they were sane and that they should be here
A second experiment to see if diagnosis the sane to be inade could be reversed
SOCB51 Lec 6
28th Feb, 2012
- Medicalization is not an either/or phenomenon, but should more accurately be conceptualized
in terms of degrees
- An issue can be medicalized at a distance from scientific support
- Medicalization is an indicator of wider cultural shifts:
- How do you draw the boundaries between healthy sexual appetite and addiction?
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual DSM IV
- Official guide of Psychiatric Disorders
- DSM 1 -1952
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