[LS 227] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (139 pages long)

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Its goal is scientific: to develop a body of general and verified principles and knowledge regarding law, crime, and treatment. Goal of criminology is scientific, scientific study of crime bc criminologists should adhere to scientific principles when studying, principles in criminology have to be shown empirically through tests and verified. Laws enacted to reflect certain perspective put forth, laws not enacted out of nowhere. To reduce crime, we must first understand it. We have to understand crime and societies response to it, study it to figure out how to reduce it, Aboriginals, rich white girls going missing its paid more attention to than aboriginal women. This discipline has six major areas: the definition of crime and criminals, the origins and role of the law, the social distribution of crime, the causation of crime, patterns of criminal behaviour, societal reactions to crime.