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SOC SCI 164C Study Guide - Summer 2019, Comprehensive Final Exam Notes - Mexican Mafia, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Sureños


Department
Social Science
Course Code
SOC SCI 164C
Professor
valdez
Study Guide
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SOC SCI 164C

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Social Science 164C
2014 Fall Quarter
4 units
36 state prisons in CA
Security issues
Safety of those who work in prisons
Safety of those who live in prisons
Safety for those outside prison
Humane treatment of prisoners
Prison Tattoos
Part of prison culture
Have specific meaning
Important to the wearer
Unique picture language for all type of gangs
Different from body art
LEC2 Clear & Present Danger
Prison Tattoos
Video
Status symbol, fashion statement
Accepts all types of income
Country Jail VS State Prison
County jail 1 year or less, financial fine
State prison 1+, fine is 10k
Video
Aryan Brotherhood most vicious, 200 members
o Rival of Mexican Mafia
Mexican Mafia 400 members, see themselves as warriors
Gang members & affiliates threaten, terrorize, & commit multitude of offenses against
departmental staff, peace officers, & other offenders
Large amount of prison violence & crime is attributable to gangs although less than
10% of CDCR (California Department of Crime Rehabilitation) offenders are
members of prison gangs
Prison Gang VS Disruptive Groups
Prison gang any gang which originated & has its roots w/in CDCR prison system
Disruptive groups any gang, other than a prison gang
2011 over 2.3 million in custody
Estimate was low
Vast majority of criminals on probation, then prison, parole, jail
Video
“Slimer” – throw feces
“Spitter” – those w/ diseases that spit
Old School
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From 1800s to present corrections has made changes in operating ideologies
o Punishment
o Rehabilitation
o Prevention
Crime laws codified rules w/ consequence
Punishment
Back in the day fines, banishment, torture
Modern times solitary confinement, misdemeanor, felony
Redress of wrongs
Retaliation becomes system of law
Tribal costumers exchange of money or of property
Fines & punishment
Tribal leaders, elders, & later, Kings play roles in fines & punishment
Requires “public action”
Hammurabic Code
1st comprehensive attempt at “codifying laws of nations”
Code of Draco
Concept of public good more important than individual injury/vengeance
Roman Codes
6th Century AD
o Roman Emperor Justinian wrote his “Code of Laws”
o Code of Laws create scales of justice
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