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First Three weeks of notes

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First Three weeks of notes Crm J 330- Crime Control Policies

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Crime Control Policies
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As you know during lecture he flashes through the slides very quickly, but these are the notes I have types for the first three weeks of class.
Crime Control Policies
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Date Created: 01/30/15
CRMJ330 15 January 2015 Introduction of course identifying and evaluating crime control policies the politics of crime and the policy making process What is Policy 0 Policy includes definitions such as the Prudence or Wisdom in the management of affairs and definite course or method of action selected from among alternatives and in light of given conditions to guide and determine present and future decisions The policy development Process A problem identification Policy demands Agenda information Policy adaption Policy implementation Policy evaluation Look at gure 12 on page 5 vowewwr Process and Outcome Evaluations 0 Process evaluation involves looking at the progression of the policy development experience Why the change occurs or did not occur The need for Criminal Justice Policy 0 Changes in criminal justice police are often a response to a need or problem that faces the criminal justice system and society as a Whole 0 Policy is then seen as a way to deal With the presence of crime and the handling of offenders 0 Congress has implemented several legislation s over the past 5 decades 50 years 0 Examples on page 4 O 2012the department of justice has a budget of 282 million These huge expenditure and several policies have had a positive impact on crime An analysis of the FBI uniform crime report indicates that crime across the nation decreased over the past 20 years 0 There are also negative consequences of these policies 0 Increases incarcerating rate in our prisons Identifying and Evaluating Crime ControlIntroduction 0 There is a crime problem in the US 0 Spend billions annually to control and prevent it on prisons police and the courts The media brings in stories and live feeds of criminal acts violence and hot pursuits and the entertainment industry through movies Politicians get elected on the promise of getting tough on crime Safe neighborhoods free from violence amp victimization All Americans are in uenced by the crime problem Millions working in the crime industry have a secure future One may conclude that Americans cannot live without the crime problem This does not translate into inaction with the crime problem A great deal of effort is put into controlling and preventing crime in the US Sources of crime statistics the FBI uniform crime reports Police report the crimes to the FBI and the FBI complies the statistics Crime Control amp Prevention Prevention suggests a proactive approach Control suggests a reactive approach There is overlap between crime prevention and control 0 Example three strikes legislations O The term control is loosely used to refer to both reactive and prevention methods of dealing with crime Types of crime Crime is a concept that needs to be defined Penal codes spell out what is criminal Moralsbeliefs may also help us decide what is right or wrong Solutions to crime are not possible without reference to specific criminal acts 4 broad categories of crime there is an overlap between them 1 violent crimes 2 property crimes3 white collar amp organized crimes 4 public order crimes The public is more concerned with violent crimes and it increases the fear of crimes amongst most Americans The everexpanding criminal law De ning the crime problem


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