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Department
Criminology
Course
CRM1301
Professor
Luc Turgeon
Semester
Winter

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THE DEMONIC PERSPECTIVE Thursday jan 16 Lecture Crim Carolyn Witch Craft in Context Slide between 80­ 85 % were women being burned Provides explanation  changes and turmoil in society Maintain Status Quo >protect privileges > challenge authorities= charged with heresy (anyone who threathened church= heretic= punishment) Crime and sin are seen as being the same thing ­ during this time women were deprived of education Divert Attention  blame witches and the church becomes indispensible ­ church introduce idea that witches are responsible for bad happenings so elites are  not responsible ­ prey on women ­ only people are equipped to help with witches ­ Scapegoat  discourage rebellious behavior  target powerless or threatening groups ­ women were lacking power and responsibility, majority of people victimized were  women ­ women were rich, seen as suspicious, poor women are an easy target The Burning Times­ Questions Due Tuesday Jan.21  remember the material from all videos shown in class will also be on your  exams   Based on the video, make up 2­ mulitiple questions  1 Rememb er to take in mind these questions “What groups were particularly vulnereable to the witch hunts? ­ those who took part in folk traditions ­ the wise women/ healer/ councilor ­ widows/ women who didn’t have husbands/ live independent and successful  of men ­ homeless ­ Old people in general, more vulnerable ­ Heretics, those holding opinions that differed from the church ­ Rural communities ­ Midwives ­ Women congregating especially in the night ­ Women who were infertile ­ Women with braid in hair ­ Dressed in a certain way ­ “What factors made the witch hunts happen?” Bonus Mark ­ When is the witch the Queen of the Night?­ HALLOWEEN  propagandized to fear womens power, name “witch” was asserted >400 years ago women were burned, for simple crimes such as creation medication  to heal sick  Wick, to bend or shape, witch is derived from witch. Use of chanting and  spiritual healing instead of relying on medication  The church of Rome set up inquisition to enforce its will, people who critized  the church were l
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