Sociology 3357F/G Lecture Notes - Mens Rea

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Lecture Nine November 28, 2013
Prevention, Control and Public Perception
Opportunity
WCC shaped by legal apparatus
Objectively--lax laws, less regulation
Subjectively--regulatory violation  criminal offence
Controls
Two types:
oLegal controls/remedies:
From within legal systems
Criminal/civil/regulatory
Penalties
oExtralegal
Not state sanctioned
Organizations
Internal self-control/values
Legal remedies
Street crime--criminal law
White collar crime two additional types:
oCivil
oRegulatory
Three approaches: differ in philosophy, sanctioning and legal standards
Criminal justice system
Two objectives and functions:
oControl
oPrevention
White collar criminals no exception
Criminal law used to punish and convey message--harmful, immoral and not to be
tolerated
Criminal justice system and legal philosophy
Beccaria: social contract--give up portion of freedom for peace, safety and protection
against harm
Violation of law contra to common interest
Punishment: both a need and responsibility
Criminal justice system
Bentham: must be reasoned and fair, free from abuse
Safeguards in place to protect rights and freedoms
Instances:
Guilt: beyond reasonable doubt
Evidence: gathering and handling--stringent rules
Legal rights: attorney, trial by jury
Guilty mind and intent: Mens Rea
Criminal Justice System: Case Example
Gwendolyn Hemphill
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