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For each deviant/”criminal” act listed below, assign a scale of punishment to it. The scale of punishment is listed below the list of deviant behaviors. If a certain type of punishment is not listed below, suggest/add to the list.
(1) Don’t think about the current/existing application/practice of law or legal outcomes in each case. Think outside of the box and explain/justify why your punishment fits the crime. An eye for an eye? What outcome are you hoping to accomplish and why?
(2) In each deviant case, explain what the underlying and or direct causes are for each deviant act. (Use the assigned readings to frame your response.)
Consider the victim, the suspect/perpetrator, the loved ones and family of the victim, and the loved ones and family of the perpetrator as you think about assigning punishment and or compensatory damages. If you put a mother or father in prison, then who takes care of their family? Also, when it comes to victims, who take care of the families of 9-11? Who should care for victims and perpetrators’ families? Also, consider what role the victim has in the outcome of the deviant act. Could they have avoided harms way? In Sociology and Crimonlogy and Criminal Justice courses, you learn about criminal versus civil courts, the differences between jails and prisons, and so on.
Deviant Behaviors and Scale of Punishment
1) Murdering a child
2) Raping a 73 year old nun (not a 23 year old prostitute)
3) Physically assaulting a prostitute
4) Making, distributing, and viewing pornography
5) Making a private copy of a disk containing copyrighted computer software
6) Jaywalking while in a hurry to make an appointment
7) Downloading and copying music from the Internet
8) Environmental pollution
9) Stealing money from mother’s purse – 3rd time offense
10) Selling nuclear secrets to a hostile nation
11) Knowingly infecting someone with HIV through sexual contact
12) Knowingly infecting someone by stabbing him or her with an infected HIV needle
13) Divorcing your marital partner for stealing from your bank account
14) Screaming at your child’s school teacher and calling her a “Bitch” while swinging your fists in the air
Scale of Punishment
1) Social disapproval
2) Small criminal fine
3) Large criminal fine
4) Probation or suspended sentence
5) Short jail term (less than 6 months)
6) Lengthy jail term (6 months to a year)
7) Short prison sentence (1-3 years) 8) Moderate prison sentence (3-5 years)
9) Lengthy prison sentence (more than 5 years) 10) Life imprisonment
12) Other (Look up the history corrections in America and in other parts of the world and see what kinds of punishments were once in operation. Activity #2
The Mad Man Complete the following assignment in addition to the one listed above.
In house (A) is a young woman married to a man who works very hard. She feels neglected. When her husband has gone off on still another trip, the young wife meets an attractive man who invites her to his house at (B). She spends the night and at dawn she leaves, knowing her husband is coming back. Alas! A madman who kills everyone who comes near him blocks the young bride. The young bride follows the river and meets the ferryman but he demands $10 to take her to the other side. The young wife had no money. She runs back to her lover and asks for the $10, but he refuses. The woman then remembers a platonic friend who lives at house (C). She runs to him and explains her plight. The friend refuses to help; she has disillusioned her friend by her conduct. Her only choice is to go by the bridge in spite of danger, and the madman kills her.
In what order do you hold the principals (woman, husband, lover, madman, ferryman, and friend responsible for the tragedy/outcome?) Rank-order your selections from 1 being the most responsible for the outcome to 6 being the least responsible. Explain your ranking of each character. Activity #3 Please answer:
How do the chapter readings and lecture notes thus far apply to both of these cases — the scale of punishment activity and the mad man activity?
Please review all of the Power Points and Lecture Notes on Deviance/Crime.
Critique the theories on deviance and crime and offer your own theory for deviant and criminal behavior. Your response to this portion of this discussion board should be 2 (5-7 sentence paragraphs) at minimum.