The interactionist view of crime is that deviance is learned from the groups that a person associates with. The basis of Edwin Sutherland's theory of differential association states that deviant behavior is not due to pe... More »

The consensus view of crime regards crime as "illegal behavior defined by existing criminal law," as described by Dr. Larry J. Siegel in his book, "Criminology." The consensus view, along with the interactionist and conf... More »

Some crime mapping services, such as MyLocalCrime.com and CrimeReports.com, allow online users to view local crime maps in a specific area. Both sites collect information from law enforcement agencies and plot the incide... More »

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A crime is classified as an unlawful activity by the state, such as a felony or misdemeanor, while deviance is nonobservance of the norms set by the majority of society. Deviance can be criminal or noncriminal, whereas c... More »

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Deviance in sociology refers to traits that fall outside accepted cultural norms, and a secondary deviance alters a person's self-perception after the performance of a deviant act; the initial deviant act is considered t... More »

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act is a law that was passed in 1970 by Congress in order to combat organized crime groups. It is used to prosecute those who have a history of committing crimes while b... More »

Some crime mapping services, such as MyLocalCrime.com and CrimeReports.com, allow online users to view local crime maps in a specific area. Both sites collect information from law enforcement agencies and plot the incide... More »

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