Lecture li What is Society * social structure patterns of interaction and systematic
relationships across space and time (collecting constrainic
Examples of Social Structure: o classrooms o language o class, race, and gender (expectations Iroles like opening
the car door . Homicide rates crime rates
• Ability to impose your
the course of their Setting the agenda
will over others, even over
resistance gambling, Brown v. Board
• Ideology hegemony ideas as forms of power
and domination (to shape your perception of realitys - To the ideas of the elite I powerful - Ex. even if you know buying a car is a financial
Don't forget about the age old question of Why do we have constitutions?
strain, if I had , I would buy bic I have been taught that buying a car is good.. - EX. In Rodney king video in trial, even though
you can see truth, the "expert came in a We also discuss several other topics like What to remember how conversion works?
said something else was happening & changed
reality of the video w - Ex. Barington moore Jr. indian group called
"the untouchables had zero revolts even though they led a horrible life. moore says that if you revolt in the cast position, religion will convince you you will come back ! We also discuss several other topics like What counts as a serving?
as an untouchable (poor, lowerclass)
Morality linterpretation o social construction of Legal Realities
- interpret data or rates to have diff. conclusions
- has to do wi personal moral views o Discourse I Language
- Abortion case where acc. was prosecuted for If you want to learn more check out When is the paleolithic age?
Ist degree murder of a fetus & attomey (defense) called it a "baby" causing moral , personal meanings
Author of ... Cukoo's nest" passed out LSD which
ques you hallucinations & ppi diant know that & they go hospital where Howard Becker saw. in 60s more ppl using shrims but & ppl in hospital. Drug. World emerging culture) where older ppl ( who took LSD) told younger pel of what happens they like it. We we
Construct our own realties." ex:
cultural subjective experience (Becker) Partying" - means drinking langs not going to party.
• "You're walking with this man
• Defense used his statements, her response to
interpret how he wanted (she was partying, so not sexual assault)
Putting it all together
• Defense. what items have you read in prep. for
• Victing the statement I gave to detective
• DA: So your testifying to stalement you gave riga
o her pause of Le sec ques DA opp. to say she
does not know thith
** Test Question
Lecture 2: What is Law ?
• Law is all
sons of social control
o Norm of reciprocity etc even without modem
courts , penal system etc ex) in godfather you give & expect something
back o still people organized lives around identifiable
rules i l obey law bic I want to)
• Law is coercion bringing about conformity by a specialized staff. key phrase is specialize
"Staff" such as police, nuages, attorneys ect. - highly trained group of legal specialists
las said by Weber) - pouce have to take tests to get into
academy then have to traino