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SOC 270 Lecture 6 10142014 Examples of Symbolic Interactionism Richard Sherman nterviewSymboic Interaction Seen as a large black man yelling in the presence of a white woman Media failed to acknowledge that Sherman graduated from Stanford chose to only portray him in a negative light Facts about Felons 25 million living behind bars 72 million criminal justice living in the communities Collateral consequences Give an example of a collateral consequence Loss of voting and civil rights Fines and fees fiscal penaties intended consequences monetary Monetary sanction Professor Harris ideas Wages not being able to buy a home get a job etc From a conflict perspective one would think that employment is further hindered because of felony convictions DISPARITIES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM Disproportionality vs Disparity Disproportionality example African Americans blacks in the state of Washington are 4 of population and 19 of felons This results from disparities and processing it s all about numbers Structural Racism Example of race neutral policy Cocaine vs Crack distribution crack would have a higher incarceration rate Firearms peope will get more convictions Drug law enforcements SPD were patrolling areas where many African Americans were BIAS implicit notions who scares us Think about who we subconsciously fear throughout different stages in our lives young black men boogeyman why SYMBOLIC INTERACTION Symbolic Lens The Mark of a Criminal Record Race employment incarceration was proven through Pager s employment experiment After interviews the call back order was White man no criminal record White man criminal record Black man no criminal record Black man criminal record Some employers may have assumed the first black man had a felony conviction or some sort of record but lied about it Devah Pager was the woman who set up this experiment Interconnection According to Pettit and Western 1 out of 12 black men are nationally incarcerated While there are interconnections between problems we don t want to romanticize people who are caught breaking the law Monetary sanctions don t protect society Same Problem Multiple Perspectives what would Anderson say about Juvenile offending in certain neighborhoods Sampson amp Laub Conflict Theory The state is organized to empower the rich Predict the severity of crime legal variables of victims Extra legal variables matter other than the legal variables ex neighborhood races From a conflict perspective Sampson and Laub argue that drugs are intertwined in black men Urban Poverty amp Inequality Wilson noticed that there was increased concentration in the 1970s and stated that social dislocations are truly disadvantaged Framework for empirical anaysis need for increased social control Variables were they detained prior to Sampson amp Laub Conflict Theory What their empirical analysis was They made sure to hold constant legal factors Race legal variables determined the severity of punishment LEARNING ENHANCEMENT Symbolic Interaction it could affect every decision maker police officers judges and juries stereotypes How do perceptions and meanings affect decision making Looks at interactions Different from structural constructionists how do people judge mainstream things Mass shootings in school bullying 911 right to carry a firearm how people come to label something as a problem a moment of crime What were the resulting changes from these crimes Who defined it as being a problem Structural Functionalist might look at questions like What were different arguments that led to the legalization of marijuana From a Conflict Perspective one might ask Who has access to profiting Uncle lke s sells it in discrete form cookies brownies Completed Two Sections of the Course So Far Social disorganization sub theory Anderson can fit under structural and symbolic Structurally Anderson said that social norms are created around failures couched in the structural argument Collective Efficacy structura functionalism People work together and exert some sort of social control and lower crime rates vice versa Manifest and Latent intended and unintended EX intention of Getting Tough On Crime Conflict Theory Marx Symbolic lnteractionism Sub theory Labeling Theory Becker what do our labels ensue Being a white woman how does that impact my life Religion class learning differences All of these labels matter and impact our lives Professor suggested the question might appear on an exam 10142014 10142014