Introduction to Criminal Justice . Chapter Two. The Study of Crime. Criminology, the study of crime, gives us many philosophies as to why people break the law There is a difference between--- Correlation: Two variables that tend to vary together (Washing car)
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Correlation: Two variables that tend to vary together (Washing car)
Causation: One variable is responsible for the change in another (gun wound)
---Designed as explanations of happenings or circumstances, based on observation, experimentation and reasoning
---Researchers test theories to determine their validity
---Primarily concerned with reasons behind criminal behavior, but can provide practical guidelines for the criminal justice system
---Improve education in low income areas
to why crime?
Which one do you
---Enabling victim to receive restitution
---Allowing victim to participate in prosecution and sentencing of offender
---Protecting victims from harassment or abuse from criminal justice system.
like to be a victim?
2) Of the various types of crime? Violent, Sexual
Assault, Theft, etc.
3) How would it make you feel toward the various parts of the system? (Police, prosecutors, court, corrections)
---”Son of Sam,” “Zodiac Killer,” and “BTK Killer” all sent letters to media.
---Need to distinguish themselves as they cannot do in their every day lives