AJ 4 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Social Disorganization Theory, Psychopathy, Curtilage

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Jeff Koo
AJ 4
Criminal Law
Fall 2018
4 Units
The definition of child maltreatment includes two categories of?
Abuse is characterized by overt aggression, and can be categorized in three ways:
physical, emotional and sexual-Neglect is characterized by deprivation or the failure to
provide for a child's basic needs, and can also be categorized in three ways: physical,
educational and emotional-Younger children are more likely to bear the brunt of
maltreatment
What is a disorder of personality revealed by a lifelong pattern of antisocial behavior about
which an individual has no remorse?
psychopathy
Emile Durkheim's term to describe feelings of alienation or a condition that renders a
person hopeless, rootless, cut off, alienated, disillusioned, and frustrated is?
anomie-absence of social ties that bind people to society
According to Shaw and McKay's social disorganization theory, which zone has the highest
crime?
transitioning
Which school of thought argues that criminals have free will, are rational, and choose to be
criminal?
the classical school
According to Merton's strain theory, a person who accepts society's cultural goals but lacks
the institutional means to achieve them, and thus devises a new way to achieve success, falls
into which response category?
innovation
What are the factors of Hirschi's social bonding theory?
attachment to others
commitment to conventional lines of action
involvement in conventional activities
belief in moral order and law
According to Shaw and McKay's social disorganization theory, which zone has the least
crime?
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