Criminology Chapter 1 continued
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Criminology Chapter 1 (cont) Social Goals of Criminology o Enforce social control Would you commit a crime if it were legal? Most people in society do not commit crimes o Discourage revenue o Express public opinion Do we as a society find this act acceptable? No? Yes? o Teaches moral values We learn to be a part of society We tell little kids “we don’t kick” … who is we? o Deter criminal behavior Control and restrain human behavior Stop crimes before they occur o Punish wrongdoing o Create equity o Maintain social order Criminal Justice System o The agencies of government (police, courts, corrections) that are responsible for apprehension, adjudication, sanctioning, and treating criminal offenders o Probate courts Trusts, estates, etc. o Municipal courts Drugs, domestic affairs, etc. o Supreme Court The Process of the Criminal Justice System o Initial contact o Investigation o Arrest o Custody o Complaint/charging o Preliminary hearing/grand jury o Arraignment o Bail or detention o Plea bargaining o Adjudication o Disposition/sentencing o Appeal o Correctional treatment o Release o Post release/aftercare Ethical Issues for Criminology o What to study Conflict of interests Funded by outside sources Grants, federal funding, etc. o Whom to study Offender and victim Who do we have access to? o How to study Criminologists as criminals When do criminologists become criminals? Alder and Alder lived by a highlevel cocaine dealer and followed him around. They could have been arrested for this.
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