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notes for chapter one
what is a crime?
wrong committed against society punished by society and prosecuted by a public official
what is a consensus model?
a model that shows how the elected officails decide what our code of conduct should be
what must change in order for the consensus model to change as well?
what is the conflict model?
shows how punishment is determined by group in power
examples of conflict model?
Bush won off of the conservative republican party
outlook on drugs
List the three goals of criminal justice
1. to maintain justice
2. to prevent crimes
3. to stop crime
list the 6 types of crimes
1. cyber crime
2. property crime
3. public order crime
4. white collar crime
5. violent crime
6. organized crime
describe cyber crime and provide an example
crime done online, most dangerous and difficult because the only limit these criminals have are their imaginations
ex.- identity theft, hackers, etc.
describe property crime and provide an example
stealing for one's own gain or to vandalize another's property
ex. stealing or smashing mailboxes
describe violent crime and provide an example
a crime committed in which there has been a harmful event
ex. rape, murder, aggravated assault
describe organized crime and provide an example
crime such as gangs that start on a street level where crimes are committed through force or violence
ex. counterfeit money, check fraud, etc
describe white collar crime and provide an example
crime that is committed in the office for one's own personal gain
ex. embezzlement, stealing paper/pens, etc
describe public order crime with an example
a crime in which the only victim is the criminal themselves
ex. prostitution, drinking, drugs, gambling, etc
describe our criminal justice system
innocent until proven guilty