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1
Q
___% of Americans are victims of violent crime.
A
50%
2
Q
Percentage of victims of crimes based on age:
12yrs-
20yrs-
30yrs-
40yrs-
70yrs-
A
12yrs-83%
20yrs-65%
30yrs-40%
40yrs-30%
70yrs-8%
3
Q
__ out of ____ people are vicitms of homicide.
A
1
200
4
Q
__ out of ____ white femalees are victims of homicide.
A
1
500
5
Q
__ out of ____ white males are vicitms of homicide.
A
1
160
6
Q
__ out of ____ black females are victims of homicide.
A
1
170
7
Q
__ out of ___ black males are victims of homicide.
A
1
25
8
Q
Your environment can determine your _____ __________.
A
social functioning
9
Q
Your ___________ can determine your social functioning.
A
environment
10
Q
True or False: Every city has a hot spot for crime.
A
True
11
Q
When is the most common occurence of crime?
A
Friday, Saturday, or Monday morning
12
Q
True or False: concurrence can happen within a matter of seconds
A
true
13
Q
Which state has the highest homicide rate?
A
Lousianna
14
Q
What is Nevada's "Black Book"?
A
Nefarious people who have been banned from casino's due to mob ties
15
Q
Why does Nevada still use the "Black Book"?
A
Creates an image that Nevada is mob free
16
Q
Why was vagrancy created?
A
was created during the industrial revolution, because they needed more workers
17
Q
Why do we use vagrancy laws?
A
controlling homeless to protect a city's image
18
Q
What are the purposes and functions of law?
A
(1) reinforce values
(2) protect the community (by deterence or incarceration)
(3) regulate/coordinate social relations
(4) protect interests of elite/ruling class
(5) social engineering
19
Q
What are Dead Letter Laws?
A
Laws that are rarely enforced, but have the potential to be reinforced for social engineering purposes
20
Q
Economic crimes are punished more in __________ societies.
A
capitalistic
21
Q
________ crimes are punished more in capitalistic societies.
A
Economic
22
Q
Deterence works when you have _____, _______, and _______ punishment.
A
swift
severe
certain
23
Q
What are the transitional factors from tribal to modern societies?
A
-increased population growth/diversity
-shift from "status" ---> "jurisdiction"
-major instituton: Kinship ---> State
24
Q
List these crimes in order of seriousness: occupational crimes (i.e. income tax evasion, employee theft), violent crimes (i.e. child murder, rape), and public order/morality crimes (i.e. prostituion, marijuana).
A
Most serious to least serious:
-violent crimes (i.e. child murder, rape)
-occupational crimes (i.e. income tax evasion, employee theft)
- public order/morality crimes (i.e. prostituion, marijuana)
25
Q
What is the public harm from prositution, drug use, gambling, and other "victimless" crimes?
A
1. Harm to other familly members
2. harm to the State as the "vicitim"
3. harm to public standards of morality
26
Q
What are the exception to labeling theory of crime?
A
Mala en se crimes (murder, rape, property, theft)
27
Q
Why do "Dead Letter" Laws Exist?
A
-Law is conservative, and slow to change.
-Never know if you need them for social engineering
-Easier to modify existing law than to enact a new one
28
Q
What is hyperlexis?
A
excessie legal controls
29
Q
What are the types of legal controls?
A
-criminal/civil laws
-regulatory codes
-ordinances
-licenses
-codes of conduct
30
Q
What are examples of hyperlexis?
A
-FDA
-Transportation laws
-FCC
-Doing nothing can be against the law

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