Week 1 of Class Notes
Week 1 of Class Notes Soc 205 002
Popular in Crime, Public Policy, and the Criminal Justice System
Popular in Sociology
Kaylee Renner MD
verified elite notetaker
This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Angelina Notetaker on Sunday August 23, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Soc 205 002 at University of New Mexico taught by Maria B. Velez in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 60 views. For similar materials see Crime, Public Policy, and the Criminal Justice System in Sociology at University of New Mexico.
Reviews for Week 1 of Class Notes
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: 08/23/15
Soc 205 Week 1 Notes The Crime Drop 0 Lots of inquiry into this decline we will explore a variety of explanations to the crime drop including demographics immigration better policing incarceration and decreased lead exposure 0 Still lots of debate on the topic of crime drop Mass Incarceration 500 percent increase over the past 30 years 0 Lots of inquiry into this increase 0 Role of crime and role of war on drugs 0 We will also spend considerable time discussing the consequences of this incarceration rate Why is studying crime important Substantive importance 0 Key quality of life issue 0 Crime in communities 0 Crime is an important public health concern 39 Everyday people are concerned with it 39 Exposure to danger and violence Where you live and the difference of other places 39 Marolevel stressor shown to affect Mirolevel physical and mental health outcomes 0 Rape victim39s become closed off from the world and lose themselves 0 Burglary victim39s become angry and feel like they need to join a group to help stop crime 39 High crime neighborhood also suffer negative outcomes over time 0 Neighborhood level affect your personal level 0 Neighborhoods who have high crime now will have higher levels of crime in the future 0 Even through crime goes down in one area does not mean that there is still high levels of crime in other places The Sociological Perspective 0 Lives are shaped by our environment sociologists see general social patterns in the behavior of individuals Sociological Imagination C Wright Mills 0 Takes a hard look at what you have in common link the biography experiences and concerns of any one person into the overarching patterns Patterns 0 Who you are connected too like your school church and etc Example of Marriage 0 In recent research half of marriages end in divorce 0 Compositional characteristics Individual Traits 0 Structural Factors in the 180039s marriage was about having a partner who could support the family and make children but now a days marriages fall more under personal feelings For crime Males are more likely to do more crime then woman 0 Why do some kids get in trouble and others do not 0 Values and attitudes play a role in crime For Policy and Law 0 SP does not just happen both public policy and law are mechanisms of control power dynamics Social Disorganization Theory 0 Focuses on the role of adverse neighborhood conditions 0 Focuses on how adverse neighborhood conditions such as poverty hinders the ability of communities to control crime 0 Resident less likely to intervene during fights or suspicious activities 0 Resident less likely to look out for each other 0 Focuses on the kinds of places instead of kinds of people In Sum 0 Sociological perspective means that we largely focus on factors outside the individual to explain behavior 0 Changes in the law are not due to quotwhimsquot or reaction to public opinion 0 Law is about social control 0 Neighborhood Conditions which hinder a community ability to organize against or control crime
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
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'