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NCJ Number: 48857 Find in a Library
Title: EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE - ATTITUDES ABOUT CRIME, WORKSHOP 1 - CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Judicial Process Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Judicial Process Cmssn
Rochester, NY 14614-1222
Sale Source: Judicial Process Cmssn
121 North Filzhugh Street
Rochester, NY 14614-1222
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TO BE USED AS A STUDENT WORKBOOK IN A WORKSHOP, TEXT HELPS STUDENTS TO EXAMINE THEIR ATTITUDES, DEFINITIONS, BIASES, AND LIMITED PERSPECTIVES ABOUT CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS.
Abstract: THIS WORKBOOK IS ONE OF FIVE WORKSHOPS DESIGNED TO STIMULATE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE CAUSES OF CRIME AND SOCIETY'S RESPONSES TO IT. THIS PRESENTATION CONSISTS OF EXERCISES DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO EXAMINE THEIR ATTITUDES ABOUT A VARIETY OF SPECIFIC CRIMES AND CLASSES OF CRIMES AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES FOR VICTIMS. THE FIRST EXERCISE CONSISTS OF RANKING 16 CRIMES ACCORDING TO SERIOUSNESS AS THE STUDENT BELIEVES THE 'PUBLIC' RANKS EACH ONE AND AS THE STUDENT HIMSELF RANKS EACH CRIME. IN THE SECOND EXERCISE, VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF CRIME ARE DEFINED, AND THE STUDENT IS ASKED TO INDICATE THE PERCEIVED ARREST AND IMPRISONMENT RATE FOR EACH CATEGORY OF CRIME. THE THIRD EXERCISE IS A MULTIPLE CHOICE QUIZ DESIGNED TO DISCUSS FACTS THAT WILL EXPOSE PREVALENT MYTHS ABOUT CRIME. A SUGGESTED PLAN FOR SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION OF THE EXERCISES IS INCLUDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Course materials; Crime costs; Crime patterns; Workshops and seminars
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