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Criminology Week 3 Notes

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Criminology Week 3 Notes Soci 288

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Social patterning of crime, disproportionality, and different factors and their relations to crime
Michael Ezell
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Date Created: 09/25/16
Part I and Part II Crimes  Part I Crimes o More serious o Violent crimes  Homicide, burglary o Uses official data  Part II Crimes o Less serious  Aggravated assault  Theft o Usually uses self-reported data  Aggravated assault: intent to cause someone bodily harm  Simple assault: no intent to cause someone bodily harm  There are higher crime rates in summer months vs winter months o People are outside more o Leaving the house o More time to spend with friends rather than with parents  Four regions: o Northeast o South  Highest crime rates o Midwest o West Social Patterning of Crime  Social Patterning of Crime o MSA: Highly densely populated urban areas o Age o Gender o Social class o Race  Disproportionality o Disproportionality: amount of crime the group is responsible for relevant to the size of the group  Gender and Crime o Prevalence: Higher for males  males are more likely to report that they did something o Incidence: Higher for “average male”  males are more likely to do it more frequently o Larger differences for more serious crimes o More male chronic (repeat) offenders o Arrest rate differences becoming “smaller” (still large)  Changes in police arrest discretion  Social Class and Crime o Early studies (before 60s)  Arrest data  Social class appeared strongly related  Mostly bivariate  “Fact” in old criminology theories o Early self-report studies (60s-70s)  No relationship: new “fact”  Minor acts  Non-representative, homogenous samples  Recorded in schools  Chronic offenders missing o Later self-report studies (80s and after)  Better measures and samples  Findings  Less serious: no difference  More serious: lower class more likely o More “high-rate” chronic offenders  Race and Crime o Virtually identical findings to social class (see previous notes) o Is it race? Or…?  Social class differences explain some but not all  What else accounts for it?  Difficult to compare “poor whites” to “poor blacks”  Few studies fully take “community context” into account  Best studies: most black and white “differences” are entirely due to community and poverty/social class differences  What about white-collar crimes?  Social Patterning of Victimization o Victims and offenders (violent) – Criminal Victimization “Anti-Social Homophily” o Crime victimization  Victimization  Structural factors: Concern the social and physical characteristics of location where people live o Population density  Higher density means higher victimization rates o Neighborhood structures  “Concentrated disadvantage” means higher victimization rates  Individual characteristics o Age  “Younger but older” – people 15-25; 15;35 have a higher rate


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