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CRM 102 Week 2 Notes

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CRM 102 Week 2 Notes CRM 102

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Introduction to Criminal Justice
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Date Created: 09/08/16
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Week of 9/5 CRM 102 - Summaries of Perspectives on Justice • Crime Control - deter crime through application of punishment - a more efficient system makes for a more effective one - justice system was made to investigate crimes, apprehend suspects, and punish the guilty • Rehabilitation - better to treat than punish - criminals are society’s victims - helping others is part of the American culture - convicted criminals can be successfully treated within the confines of the justice system • Due Process - every person deserves their fill array of constitutional rights - democratic ideals of American society are more important than the need to punish guilty - decisions made within the justice system must be carefully scrutinized - steps must be taken to treat all defendants fairly regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status • Nonintervention - the justice process stigmatizes offenders - stigma locks people into a criminal way of life • Equal Justice - equal treatment for equal crimes 1 Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - decision making must be standardized and structured by rules and regulations - individual discretion must be reduced and controlled - inconsistent treatment produces disrespect for the system • Restorative Justice - offenders should be reintegrated into society - coercive punishments are self-defeating - the justice system must become more humane - what does the victim want • When looking at each perspective, you have to consider “what do you want out of the system?” - no single perspective is inherently just - crime control and equal justice have been the two dominating perspectives - rehabilitation, due process and nonintervention have not been completely abandoned, just diminished - Ethics Recap Ethics and Law Enforcement • - police have the authority to deprive people of their liberty - police serve as the interface between power of the state and the citizens it governs - officers exercise considerable discretion • Ethics and the Courts - the prosecution represents both the people and the court. These two roles often conflict - the defense serves as the defender’s advocate and an officer of the court • Ethics and Corrections - have significant coercive and punitive power over incarcerated offenders 2 Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - How is crime defined? • consensus view: the laws represent the norms, goals, and values of the vast majority of society • conflict view: criminal law is shaped and controlled by the ongoing class struggle - laws reflect what the typical congressman (white, male, rich) wants, not the majority - laws are made as a means of control and power • interactionist view: socially powerful people use the law to shape the legal process (moral entrepreneurs, like Nancy Reagan, prohibitionists, etc.) • defining crime - definition of crime is constantly changing and evolving - social forces influence - criminal law has a social function - How is crime measured? • Official Data: the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) - 17,000 agencies - this reports crime rate per 100,000 people - issues • 50% of crimes are not reported only “most serious offense” shows up in UCR • - if you break into a bank, steal $100K, and shoot two people, only the first- degree murder offense would show up • National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) - collects data on each reported crime incident • requires account of each incident, including the victim, incident, and offender information • 33 states covering 1/3 of the U.S. population use it 3 Tuesday, September 6, 2016 • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) - survey conducted twice a year • 90,000 households/160,000 people surveyed • crime doesn’t have to be reported to the police • measures the “dark underside” of crime • reported crime rates are 2 to 3 times higher than those of the UCR Self-Report Surveys • - go to the source and survey criminal behaviors - mostly used to measure crime among adolescents - issue: respondents may not share, or may fabricate, their criminal behavior • Compatibility of crime data sources - each has strengths and weaknesses, but the crime patterns and trends are consistent among all of them - Crime Trends • UCR trends: beginning in the early 90’s, the crime rate began dropping, particularly for violent crime • Trends in victimization: victimization rates have decreased since the early 90’s • Self-report trends: teen alcohol and cigarette usage are at their lowest point since 1975 What does the future hold? Who knows??? • - there could be: • Economic change • Population demographic change • Technological development - Crime Patterns • Ecological Patterns - rural and suburban areas have lower crime rates 4 Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - crime rates are higher in the summer - the West and South have significantly higher crime rates • Gender Patterns - Males account for • ~80% of arrests for serious violent crimes • 60% of all arrests for serious property damage 5


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