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Criminology and Crime Notes:,[object Object],A brief overview,[object Object],Criminology,[object Object]
What is Criminology?,[object Object],I.  Criminology,[object Object],A. The scientific approach to studying criminal behavior.  ,[object Object],An interdisciplinary science that seeks to explain the causes, extent, and nature of crime in society.,[object Object]
   1. Individual and societal causes of ,[object Object],   crime (sociological and psychological),[object Object],    2. Incidence and forms of crime ,[object Object],    (statistics),[object Object],    3. The definition of crime in terms of     ,[object Object],    law (legal),[object Object],    4. Reaction toward law breaking ,[object Object],    (punishment and rehabilitation) ,[object Object]
What is Criminology?,[object Object],B. Closely related to the field of ,[object Object],       criminal justice, which is the study ,[object Object],       of agencies of social control that ,[object Object],       handle criminal offenders.,[object Object]
Why is crime so riveting?,[object Object],Why do we pay so much attention to crime?,[object Object],·According to Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs”, feeling safe is our most important need after our basic physiological needs for air, water, and food.  ,[object Object]
Why is crime so riveting?,[object Object],·Or, in a darker view, we are filled with    repressed criminal impulses and we seek a  vicarious outlet for our aggression…,[object Object],·There are many other explanations, but whatever the case, our view of the nature and extent of crime is often distorted by news reports, TV, and movies. It is everywhere in the media, and we can’t get enough!,[object Object],http://www.newsweek.com/2009/07/31/true-crime.html,[object Object]

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