New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Criminology WK 7 Notes, Dr. Dennis

by: Allysa Kongshaug

Criminology WK 7 Notes, Dr. Dennis SOC 442

Marketplace > Minnesota State University - Mankato > Sociology > SOC 442 > Criminology WK 7 Notes Dr Dennis
Allysa Kongshaug
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

The notes are on Part 1 and 2 Property Crimes.
Jeffery Dennis
Class Notes
25 ?




Popular in Criminology

Popular in Sociology

This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Allysa Kongshaug on Wednesday October 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 442 at Minnesota State University - Mankato taught by Jeffery Dennis in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see Criminology in Sociology at Minnesota State University - Mankato.

Similar to SOC 442 at Minnesota State University, Mankato


Reviews for Criminology WK 7 Notes, Dr. Dennis


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 10/05/16
SOC 442 Dr. Dennis Week 7 Notes 10/3 & 10/5 WK 7a Lecture Notes Part 1 Property Crimes  Crimes Against Person o Pt. 1 Property  Larceny-theft, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson o Pt. 2 Property  Vandalism, fencing, forgery, fraud, counterfeiting, and embezzlement  Pt. 1 Property Crime Arrests o 70% larceny o 20% burglary o 9% motor vehicle theft o 1% arson  Theft o Taking property without consent, but without force o BUT with the intent to permanently deprive o Two types:  Grand  Petit  MN Statutes for Theft o Petit  Under $500  False medical claim  Stealing cable TV o Grand 4  $500-$1000  public record o Grand 3  $1000-$5000  controlled substance o Grand 2  More than $5000  Theft of a bomb o Grand 1  More than $35000, with aggravating circumstances  Firearm  How to minimize the risk of victimization? o Don’t leave valuables in the car o Don’t keep your wallet in your back pocket o Stay physically near your belongings o Don’t use $ in public o Be aware of your surroundings  Theory: Subcultural or Social Learning  Larceny o Theft and carrying the property away  Shoplifting->13.2% o NOT a separate offense o Less than $200 per visit; $13 billion in losses o Amateur:  Thrill/impulse  Situational inducement o 3% are professional  Pickpocketing->12.6% o About 10% of incidents o BUT 1% of arrests o Especially common in crowded/tourist areas o Victim is usually unaware of the loss until later o Like high-end items; usually begins as an apprentice o Professional pickpocketers are children  Burglary o Entering property without a license or privilege in order to commit a felony o Breaking and entering  Forced entry o Trespassing  Entering property without planning to commit a felony  Permission o Reasonable use:  Public buildings  Public parks  Streets o Reasonable access:  Curtilage->yards or lawns o Need license or privilege:  Private structures  Trespass o Illegally entering a property o OR remaining after privilege has been rescinded by the owner or a police officer o Criminal trespass:  By subterfuge or breaking and entering  Type of Entry o 62.8% forcible entry o 30.8% unlawful entry without force o 6.5% attempted forcible entry  Motor Vehicle Theft o Theft of any motor vehicle o Misappropriation of vehicle is a separate offense  Use for purpose other than the intended use o 14% of incidents are cleared o $6700 loss per incident o $6.4 billion annually  Types o Joyriding, transportation, to commit a crime, and for profit  How to minimize your risk of motor vehicle theft? o Keep doors locked and windows up when you leave your vehicle o Keep valuables hidden o Park in a low traffic area o Park in a well lite area  Location of Auto Theft o 35.3% home o 33.2% elsewhere o 22.8% public parking lot o 4.9% commercial building o 2.5% bar o 1.3% gas station  Arson o Setting a fire or causing an explosion with the intent of harming someone or destroying property o 13% of all fire incidents involve arson o usually committed by juveniles o $16000 loss per incident o 2000 injuries and 474 deaths annually  Types o Expressive-person o Instrumental-person o Expressive-object o Instrumental-object Part 2 Property Crimes  Pt. 2 Property Crime Arrests o 39% vandalism -> most arrested, but not the most common o 31% fraud o 15% fencing o 12% forgery/counterfeiting o 3% embezzlement -> want to handle internally as to not harm reputation  Vandalism o Deliberately destroying or harming property o Graffiti, keying cars, removing political signs, knocking over mail boxes, tampering with signs, and cemetery desecration  Types o Predatory: want to gain something o Vindictive: attempting to get revenge o Wanton: for the fun-of-it; thrill o Aesthetic: artistic statement; graffiti o Most common form for hate crime o Evidence of social disorganization  Fencing o From “defense” of secrecy o Possessing, receiving, or selling stolen merchandise o May not have actually stolen the goods  Fraud o Acquiring property through deception, not force o Misrepresenting yourself or the goods/services offered o Confidence games, fake jury duty, insurance fraud, check fraud, email scam o Hand over willingly  Work-from-home scam o Earn $4000 per month stuffing envelopes, doing data entry, or buying and selling real estate  Ponzi scams o Charles Ponzi (1882-1949) o A small investment yields a large return, so you invest a large amount and the scammer vanishes o Bernard Madoff, former chair of NASDAQ, scammed investors of $18 billion  Identity theft o Acting as another person to obtain good/services or to commit a crime o 5.5% of households o more high income than low income o average loss is $1600  Uses of identity theft o 60% credit cards o 20% bank accounts o 10% telephone accounts o 10% other  Forgery o Making a fraudulent item o Or altering it to increase its value and uttering it  Uttering it means to make a profit off the fraudulent item o Action comics are #1 -> Superman’s first appearance  June 1938  Near mint $440,000  1992 facsimile $4.00  Counterfeiting o Old French  Countrefait; “to make against” o Foraging a trademark item o Currency, legal documents, clothing, cigarettes  Embezzlement o Unlawful conversion, use, or taking of property by a person to whom it has been entrusted to o Skimming cash, false expenses, fake employees o Typically, a white collar crime o About $90 billion per year


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Anthony Lee UC Santa Barbara

"I bought an awesome study guide, which helped me get an A in my Math 34B class this quarter!"

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.