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situational offender
-one time (ex: OJ, martha)
-confronted a problem requiring action
-took action that violated cr. law
-80% will not be arrested again
career criminal
-small group responsible for large amout of crime
-6% of pop responsible for over hlaf of crime
sex offender
-rapists, child molesters
-recidivism is high
-no good treatment
-alcohol abuser- over 100,000 deaths/yr
-substance abuse treatment
-recidivism-high because ofproblem
mentally ill offender
-psych/neuro abnormality
-unable to reason/think thru actions
-psychopath/sociopath
-deinstitutionalization- remove from prison, hospital
mentally handicapped offender
-2-3% of US pop have mental handicap (IQ below 70)
-have difficulty adjusting to rules of society
-can't think quickly-> more likely to get caught
offender w/ HIV/AIDS
-in 2001, 1.9% of prison pop was HIV+ (24,147)
-most systems separate AIDS from HIV carriers
elderly offender
-42% of inmates were over 35 in 2001
-why? longer sentencing-> truth-in, baby boomers
long-term offender
-33% of offenders-> 25+ yrs
-not control problems->want privileges, develop relat.
-will become elderly offend.
odds you will go to prison
-1 in 15
-men- 11.3%
-women- 1.8%
inmate code
-values/norms of prison soc. system
-beh/relationships w/guards
importation
eprison subculture brought in from street
deprivation
-emerges w/in institution to lessen pains of imprisonment
gleaning
-take advantage of prison programs to better self/ get out early
jailing
-cutting selves off from outside
-become inmate leaders
-"know how to get things"
disorganized criminal
-inable to succed at any other role
-manipulated by others, violate rules, often commit suicide
commissary
-snacks, toiletries
-things inmates can purchase
commissary
-snacks, toiletries
-things inmates can purchase
commissary
-snacks, toiletries
-things inmates can purchase
underground economy
-things stolen
-valuables
underground economy
-things stolen
-valuables
underground economy
-things stolen
-valuables
cigarettes
-become currency
women in prison
-small but increasing prop. (6%)
-facilites smaller, looser security, underground econ less developed, shorter sentences, geographic remoteness
cigarettes
-become currency
women in prison
-small but increasing prop. (6%)
-facilites smaller, looser security, underground econ less developed, shorter sentences, geographic remoteness
cigarettes
-become currency
women in prison
-small but increasing prop. (6%)
-facilites smaller, looser security, underground econ less developed, shorter sentences, geographic remoteness