Crime Against Persons

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1. What is a typology? What are some of the typologies of violent crime that this module discusses? * Typology is classifying offenses or offenders by some relatedness, criteria, or similarity, arranging some offenders as normal, abnormal, habitual, or professional...extending from insane to petty offenders. Typology for crime uses defined characteristics, such as motivation, situation, behavior-both victim and offender-, and aspects unique to the offense. 2. What are the key issues to be considered in explaining patterns of homicide? * When trying to explain homicide, socio-demographics need to be examined. Using cultural norms, weapons availability, gang activity, geographic region, victim-offender relationship, as well as individual characteristics as considerations can give a much greater idea of statistics and causes. 3. What are the key issues to be considered in explaining as well as preventing the crimes of rape and child sexual abuse? * You would need to examine the fact that there are multiple varieties of this offense, in both rape and child sexual abuse, that it is not a black-and-white issue and no two offenses are going to be the same or have the same considerations. There is also very little similarities among child sex offenders, there may be little to no way to identify them primarily. 4. What are the different kinds of robbery that this module discusses? Describe the criminal careers of robbers. * There is personal and institutional robbery discussed in this module. Personal robbery is an act against individuals, whereas institutional is committed against businesses such as jewelry stores, banks, etc. The vast majority of robberies are committed by generalists, or criminals that have a long but not focused history with crime. Only a small percentage of burglaries are committed by specialists, or criminals whose main focus
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