Soc 253 1.29.16
Soc 253 1.29.16 Soc 253
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Date Created: 02/02/16
Correlates of crime Age and Gender Correlatation is not causation Age, gender, and social class. Age (Young men make up majority) Age of onset15 age at which individual begins to partake in risk taking or delinquent behaviors few "abstainers" (status offending) (basically, everyone status offends) (few caught) Determinant of chronic offending?^ Younger start with status offenses more likely to move up to bigger crimes Aging out of crime ~25 Desistence Why are the young more involved in crime? Achieve adult status Adults have higher stakes in conformity (more responsibility) employment/marriage Legal consequences deterrent in adulthood Physical abilities? Gender Equal gender ratio in society males overrep'd in justice system Part 1 crime arrests for men (UCR data) violent Juvenile males 81% of arrests adult males 79.7% of arrests property juvenile males 65.9% adult males 61.6% Race, ethnicity, and social class Social class Minorities disproportionately represented in arrest statistics official records; violent crime detention; institutuinalization If you're not white, you"re way more likely to be pushed into the system Lifetime chance of going to prison for those born in 2011 Black male 1 in 3 chance Latino male 1 in 6 White male 1 in 17 Black female 1 in 17 Latina female 1 in 45 White female 1 in 111 Why? Institutional racism (when discrimination is institutionalized, its everywhere in society, subtly) Racial profiling DWB (driving while black) Shut out off many educational/economic oppurtunities ex) School to prison pipeline
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