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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCI 427
Professor
Steve Dumas
Semester
Winter

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Chapter THREE Class  They feel the wealthy are weeded out of the criminal system­ its not that its just the poor  that are committing crime, everyone is doing it, its just all about who is getting caught Three sections of the book: 1) Arrest and charging 2) Adjudication and conuction 3) Sentencing  a. 100­1 disparity  b. Sarbanes oxley  We would need to know: ­ who has a lawyer who doesn’t ­ why use a public defender ­ need to know all of the crime committed ­ survey date ­ a lot of information of the social class standing of the person who goes through  the system  ­ we don’t want to know the class of the people going to jail because we would  have to admit that its unfair MOVIE: ­ put things into perspective­ you get a sense of how things started and how it all  began ­ first you had people who were sold to American people as slaves, then they were  “free” but there is generations of people who have certain ways of deciding what  is fair treatment o kids thought their parents were wrong for saying this is better than it was­  they saw that it still wasn’t right ­ reason for black people not to be able to get jobs­ they don’t have the skills that  they should have, they also don’t feel they should be doing the jobs that don’t pay  that much ­ Watts Riots, Rodney King,  ­ Race is  a proxy for social class­ but really they are not the same thing but people  try and treat them that way ­ Presidents crime survey­ cross sectional 10000 person survey random and done  well, 91% did crime that would have been imprisoned 
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