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CRJU 20423- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for th..
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School
Texas Christian University
Department
Criminal Justice
Course
CRJU 20423
Professor
Merken
Semester
spring

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[CRJU 20423] Comprehensive spring guide including any lecture notes, textbook notes and exam guides.find more resources at oneclass.com “Myths” and Sacco (2005) Chapter #1 What is a “Myth?” • “Idea or story that is believed by many, but is not true” • Popular belief or tradition; manifested • Information is not founded; false notion What is a “Crime Wave?” • Two crimes most unnoticed/not reported: rape and assault • Police not reporting; there are other factors involved that have to do with creating these crime waves; not completely about subjective statistics • Various subparts • Levels of crime escalation • Crime waves include social phenomena with various dimensions • Objective – see statistics and their patterns and trends; free from bias, based on facts • Subjective – more opinion/feeling/thought based, information is not based on facts, not impartial or free from bias Subjectivity in the “Crime Wave” Definition • Social Constructionism • Ways in which social phenomena are created, institutionalized, and made into tradition by human beings (example – crimes are committed by strangers and not someone that you know) • It passes on and becomes so substantial that people take it as a fact and believe that it is true; they make themselves believe that this condition is caused by x • How and why crime levels change and why crime levels are seen as particular problems? • Social Ill – poverty, education gaps, homelessness, unemployment, war • You don’t hear poverty waves, war wars; you only hear crime waves **Criminal Content of Crime Waves (reasons why we address crime as a wave) • Crime Wave = importance, something we have to address, substance; we want to take care of business (has to do with media, public, politicians) • Describes changing patterns of serious crimes (murder, theft, burglary, rape, robbery), most of the public care about these types of crimes • Not used to described crimes with intimate connections (never hear domestic violence crime wave because victim and offender have connection with each other; we hear about it for a brief amount of time, but with other serious crimes they change in out of the media) **Crime Wave Characterizations: Four Ways • Victims • Violent females, old people, children • Specific type of victim • Offenders find more resources at oneclass.com
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