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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Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
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 –
What is a sociological perspective toward crime?
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…
Motor Vehicle Theft
Sneaking into a movie theater
Taking towels from a hotel
Skateboarding in unlawful areas
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 state
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