Introduction to the Criminal Justice System. Who am I???. Dr. Art Jipson, Ph.D.,Sociology and Criminology. Bowling Green State University. My studies emphasized conflict, crime, social inequality, and political sociology. I minored in sociological theory.
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Dr. Art Jipson,
Ph.D.,Sociology and Criminology.
Bowling Green State University.
My studies emphasized conflict,
crime, social inequality, and
political sociology. I minored in
Doctoral Dissertation entitled:
Compulsory Democracy: An
Analysis of the Drive for
Teamster Democracy, 1970 –
Crime is a social phenomenon
Therefore, Fraud is a social phenomenon
--It is illegal to tease skunks.
--Every man in Brainerd is required by law to grow a beard.
--A state law stipulates that a woman's hair legally belongs to her husband.
--Under state law, dentists are officially classified as "mechanics."
--In Clawson, it is legal for a man to "sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens."
Story of the cursing canoist…
Murder concern for individual rights with the need for public order.
Motor Vehicle Theft
ArsonWhat is crime?
Sneaking into a movie theater concern for individual rights with the need for public order.
Taking towels from a hotel
Skateboarding in unlawful areas
SpeedingIt is also
3. Actus reus = action
4. Mens rea = intent
A crime or public offense is an act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it and to which is annexed, upon conviction, either of the following punishments:
Removal from office
Disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit in this stateOhio Revised Code
A crime or public offense is an act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it.
Components of Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice System
crimes that are
5 juveniles and
18 adults are
Prison and Jail Populations in the United States, 1985 - 2000
Most frauds involve three steps.
The theft of
Researchers have compared the psychological and demographic characteristics of three groups of people:
What are some common characteristics
of fraud perpetrators?
72. During the last 12 months, did anyone break into your home or apartment and steal something?
It has been a
pleasure to speak
with you about the