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

Chapter 8: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

by: Amelia Notetaker

Chapter 8: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality SOC 100

Marketplace > University of Alabama - Huntsville > Art History > SOC 100 > Chapter 8 Sex Gender and Sexuality
Amelia Notetaker
GPA 3.88
Intro to Sociology
Dr. Christina Steidl

Almost Ready


These notes were just uploaded, and will be ready to view shortly.

Purchase these notes here, or revisit this page.

Either way, we'll remind you when they're ready :)

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

These are my notes for the 8th Chapter. All required readings for the course are outlined as well as the lecture.
Intro to Sociology
Dr. Christina Steidl
Class Notes
sociology, uah, sex, Gender, sexuality, notes
25 ?




Popular in Intro to Sociology

Popular in Art History

This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Amelia Notetaker on Tuesday December 1, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 100 at University of Alabama - Huntsville taught by Dr. Christina Steidl in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see Intro to Sociology in Art History at University of Alabama - Huntsville.

Popular in Art History


Reviews for Chapter 8: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality


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: 12/01/15
Chapter 8 Lecture Notes 0 Social construction of crime 0 Crime violation of laws enacted by society 0 Social deviance any transgression of socially established norms Street crime crime committed in public and often associated with violence or property Whit collar crime committed against a corporation agency etc 0 Social construction of crime Drug Crimes 0 War on drugs a series of federal policies that increase funds for drug law enforcement Differences in sentences that are mandatory If you OD from illegal drugs you get rehab or therapy 0 Other use of illegal drugs you get jail time 0 Social construction of drug crimes 0 How do we categorize which drug crimes are the worst Which crimes deserve which sentences What is more dangerous Not always the substance 0 How do we seek to enforce these laws What procedures do we use to catch violators DEA stings gt certain geographical area different levels of enforcement less in rural areas 0 Population density affects this 0 Education of rights 0 Changes incentive of departments 0 Costs of crime 0 Street crime 157 billion in total 2010 0 White collar crime 610 billion in total 2010 o Dif cult to measure changes in crime rates because we change laws rede ning crime 0 Who goes to prison 0 Differences in rates of violation 0 Doesn39t explain huge disparities 0 Differences in rates of being caught 0 Differences in criminal justice process 0 Police interactions gt arrest and charging gt conviction gt sentencing Who gets caught 0 Policing disproportionately targets poor and minority neighborhoods Visibility and access Pro ling and stereotyping Effectiveness and policies 0 Change in social institutions that serve poor and minority populations increase contact with police 0 Interview with Victor Rios Traditional model of schools punishment detention Crime prevention at school metal detectors police are present 0 Kids are seen as potential criminals and are taken out of school Shift in how we police Arrest and charging 0 Data suggests police are more likely to arrest lower class youth to while referring higher class youths to their parents 0 Criminal charges more likely for street crimes than for white collar crimes 0 Arrests and charges are more likely for low level violations tied to funding Drug crimes Convictions 0 Ability to pay bail Con nement limits one39s ability to aid in their own defense Motivates innocent defendants to plea bargain 8590 are pleas 0 Quality of legal counsel Courtappointed attorneys have less time and money to prepare for trial 0 Private counsel associated with commuted executions Sentencing 0 Increase in quotget toughquot laws for street crimes but not white collar crimes Mandatory minimum 3strikes 0 Ability to manipulate program to reduce sentences drug abuse rehab etc 0 Different application of laws by economic status and race Gilliam amp lyengan 0 Experiment to see how perception of race were linked to criminal behavior 0 2 versions of a local news cast 1 with a suspect and one without 0 60 reported seeing a suspect when they didn39t 70 of those said the suspect was a black male 0 Conclusions 0 Society is always adjusting what it considers a crime 0 US imprisons citizens at a higher rate than any other society in history 0 25 of prisoners in the world are from the US 0 Criminal justice practices shaping who we see as quotcriminalquot and who gets a say in the creation of laws etc quotThe Poor Gets Prisonquot Prisons national quotpoor housequot 0 Poor more likely to get arrested than a rich person who did the same crime Blacks are also targeted by the prison system Blacks are less likely to be released on bail than whites Blacks who victimize whites get harsher sentences than the other way around 0 Illegal discrimination of blacked turned to legal with the justice system 0 Primarily poor blacks Factors like a nice home to keep one out of trouble isn39t common for blacks Blacks that end in jail have a close economic status as the whites that go the same way Race and status can increase chance ofjail time Laws make the poor more likely to be arrested


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."

Jennifer McGill UCSF Med School

"Selling my MCAT study guides and notes has been a great source of side revenue while I'm in school. Some months I'm making over $500! Plus, it makes me happy knowing that I'm helping future med students with their MCAT."

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

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.