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Criminology 304
Thursday January 22, 2015
The first book we need will be on electronic reserve within the next few days
and is on the annex 4th floor
Part 1: Definitions and perspectives
Lecture outline
oCrime and the media
oCrime as legal category
oSociological Definitions of Crime (Beirne and Messerschmidt, 2000)
oHagan (1985): 7 approaches + pyramid approach
Crime and the Media
oWhat are some of the typical images routinely conveyed about crime
in the mass media?
1/3 of media deals with crime related information (Law and
Order, CSI, news, etc).
oAmount of crime
oTypes of crime: Violence
Property crime is the most common type of crime in society
oIn whose interests?
Want to provide stories to maintain interest from the audience.
Politicians are involved to get their name out and the belief
oPerceptions of crime shaped by media
The perceptions are different than the representation
oCrime myths: false beliefs about crime
Affects African American young men in the idea that they abuse
drugs when in actuality it is white me whos stats are higher
oMedia contributes to crime myths:
Select people to be interviewed
Use value-laden language
Presenting data that are misleading (numbers vs. rates)
Emphasizing violent crime
Failing to provide the social and or historical context.
Fear of Crime
oStructural correlates: concern the social and physical characteristics
of locations in which people live.
oStructural correlates can also refer to socio-demographic factors
Gender
Race/ ethnicity
Population size.
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oIn studies it has shown that African Americans are more fearful they
are.
Sociological Criminology
oEmphasizes the social roots of crime
oIf we can change time we can change sociology
oStructural Criminology
(Hagan 1905)
oStructural criminology emphasized the role of communities, and
influence of social location (elements of that social structure
oMajor Distinction
Consensus VS> Conflict
oConsensus Approaches
Durkheim
Agreement in opinion on social agreement
When crime occurs, this constitutes a norm violation
and punishment of the behavior is necessary to endure
social stability (maintains social order)
Marx and Engels
oDisagreement on norms of society reflecting tradition in social
structure based on inequality in wealth and power
oCrime definition’s are more problematic; why do some acts become
defined legal, while others are going out
History of Crime as a concept
oDebate among criminologists about the proper definitions of crime
can be traced to (1933) report by Michael(the phi delt) and Adler
o“The most precise and the least ambiguous definition of crime is that
which defines it as criminal foa.
oTappan followed Michael and Agler’s argument and claimed that
crime is an intentional violations of the criminal law, committed
without defense or excuse and penalized but the star felony or
misdemeanor
oCrime is a legal mist provide a punishment for the crime and
oLegalistic defining of crime holding is that when tried
oCriminal law most provide punishment from
Crime as Legal Category
oTo constitute the behavior must be prohibited by law
oCriminal Law categorized
Mala en se
Acts that are universally considered evil
Mlaa prohibita
List of changes over time, they are acts prohibited ny
statute
Criminal law distinguishes between felonies and misdemeanors
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The first book we need will be on electronic reserve within the next few days and is on the annex 4th floor. Lecture outline: crime and the media, crime as legal category, sociological definitions of crime (beirne and messerschmidt, 2000, hagan (1985): 7 approaches + pyramid approach. 1/3 of media deals with crime related information (law and. Order, csi, news, etc): amount of crime, types of crime: violence. Want to provide stories to maintain interest from the audience. Politicians are involved to get their name out and the belief: perceptions of crime shaped by media. The perceptions are different than the representation: crime myths: false beliefs about crime. Affects african american young men in the idea that they abuse drugs when in actuality it is white me whos stats are higher: media contributes to crime myths: Presenting data that are misleading (numbers vs. rates) Failing to provide the social and or historical context.

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