Crim 12

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Crim 12
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Crim 12 test 1
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  1. general belief about something
    theory
  2. predicts something
    predictive
  3. have to be able to perform a test
    testable
  4. you are able to disprove a theory
    falsifiable
  5. notice something abour the world and develop a theory from that
    induction
  6. a lot of pieces of info and put them together in some fasion
    deduction
  7. average theory that an average person comes up with, one trend that generalizes a theory
    inductive
  8. doing research just to do research; it is mainly just to add to the body of knowledge
    basic research
  9. people name theories just to get known, this is considered a sinical view
    "name" out ther
  10. pepole who commit crime are not normal
    pyschological
  11. normal people commit crime
    sociological
  12. know you do sometihng without getting caught
    opportunity
  13. organization of a society
    social structure
  14. income, race, age; age is big predicter, gender is also a big predicter
    demographic characteristics
  15. just do these things, they could be considered formal or informal. they happen naturally and become something one expects
    norms
  16. when you violate a normative behavior and arouses a negative reaction.
    deviance
  17. reinforcing good behaviors
    social control
  18. someone is rude so you ignore them. giving them a message of violationg a norm
    informal
  19. administrative laws such as taxes, immigration
    semiformal
  20. law
    formal
  21. written and codified by the government
    laws
  22. prohibited law that says this is illegal because it should be illegal; rape, murder
    mala in se
  23. illegal because someone in society said it should be illegal such as prostitution and drug use
    mala prohibita
  24. prove someone violated a law, commit the legal act
    actus reus
  25. did so with a criminal mind set, criminal intent a guilty mind
    mens rea
  26. when your endangered or forced to do something you did not wish to do
    duress
  27. when police give the person opportunity or motivation to commit a crime
    entrapment
  28. the cause
    IV
  29. effect
    DV
  30. over a long period of time, able to compare tow things easily
    longitudinal
  31. research at one point in time, really hard to see what came first, lower income or crime
    cross-sectional
  32. answering questions; these usually occurs at one point in time.
    survey
  33. researcher manipulates the IV. the best way is to show that A came before B. another advantage is you are able to control the third variable
    experiments
  34. done out in the real world; problem is that you lose the level of control of the third variable.
    field experiments
  35. researcher collects all the data themselves and able to ask questions they want to ask
    primary data
  36. look at data someone else collected. advantage is that it is already there and it is a lot cheaper. Disadvantage cant ask own questions
    secondary data
  37. public policy should follow the mojority of people
    democratic theory
  38. shaped by the media and gives an inaccurate vision of what is going on
    public opinion
  39. media will do whatever they can to get attention so they make crime look more serious and more common than it actually is
    overdramatize

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