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University of Toronto Mississauga
Jennifer Carlson

Lecture 7 Blurred lines b/w crime and justice Black’s “crime as social control” thesis: Crime is a means to exacting justice (or revenge) when legal means are otherwise unavailable.  examples: -homicide -property destruction - property confiscation - gang rape  features: -lack of remorse - motivated by collective liability -reversal of victim/perpetrator -not easily deterred -often reduced sentences Film: Crime After Crime Deborah Peaglar?? Lecture 8 Police processing of Domestic Violence • Viewed as a “non-crime” aspect of police work • Legitimate police disputes partitioned from family disputes • DV calls treated as ‘low priority’, but ‘high risk’ What explains police processing of Peagler and other victims of DV? police subculture who are the police and what is policing? • Professional policing • Community policing (broken window policing) • Intelligence-led/ Preventative policing Police Subculture • Mission • Action and Excitement • Us/Them • Authoritarian Conservatism • Suspicion and Cynicism Accomplishes 3 things: 1. Provides a ‘how to’manual for doing police work 2. Negotiates the ‘dirty work’of policing 3. Reproduces public law enforcement as gendered organization Diversify Police Forces: PoliceWOMAN vs. POLICEwoman  Women can either be a woman or a police officer first but not both, they need to choose b/w them—by choosing POLICE she conforms to the ideals of a police officer—the masculinity—by choosing WOMAN she keeps her femininity and goes against the ideal male policing values—may be seen as weak or inferior • Division of labor according to gender • Symbols and images that explain and reinforce division • Everyday, organizationally structured interactions that reproduce relations of power • Desires/feelings about where someone ‘fits in’ • Overarching ideals about what constitutes ‘good work” Lecture 9 Battered woman syndrome  Habeas law in cali False allegations • False allegations paradox • Phenomenon of “unfolding” • ‘Didn’t behave like a victim’ False confessions  Central park five • tend to be young and/or disabled • may be fed “insider info.” • Confirm stereotypes about “blameworthiness”  The Reid technique • The Reid Technique has been criticized because it increases the likelihood of false confessions. Witness credibility • Plausibility of theory witness is called on to corroborate • Trustworthiness of witness • Integrity of witness testimony What has an effect on a witness’s testimony? • Tone • Behaviors • Body language • Intelligence • Age race • Gender Ex. Trayvon Martin case Do women and men judges and   jurors ‘do’justice differently?" • • Different Voice (difference across the board)" • • Representational (difference on issues related to women)" • • Informational (even more differences, structured by occupation)" • • Organization (no difference)" Code-Switching: a tactic of going back and forth b/w languages or language varieties that many minorities use  Rachel Jeantel –the young woman who was on the phone w/ Treyvon Martin moments before he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman  Jeantel’s lack of ability to code-switch increased her credibility over time  The Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment led to an increase in public law enforcement’s reliance on arrests during domestic disputes.  Police subculture most clearly illustrates gender as institutional logic dimension of gender  Compared to male officers, female officers are less likely to use force  In the clip Police Women of Dallas, the officer initially explains that when she arrives at a call regarding a domestic dispute, her primary goal is to decide whether to mediate or arrest. Lecture 10 Panopticon: organization of power w/in a prison • inspired by architecture of prisons • organizing power in most efficient way possible • Foucault power is not something you have --its something you do Disciplinary Power (as compared to sovereign power)" – Surveillance – Normalization – Knowledge is Power
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