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This paper is both my report and review of sociologist Jack Katzs book Seductions of Crime I am quite fascinated with the ideas of criminology so I found this books ideas and stories interesting Katz uses much logic in trying to explain things that I can relate to but in many instances it seems to come across to me as if he were trying to make excuses for the criminals he depicts In all of his accounts the stories were based on previously publishes incidents The best way to try to prove a thesis is to use many different ways of experimentation and gathering data Katz used a wide variety of sources to conclude to his theories He got a grasp on the entire situation of every single criminal incident before he analyzed them His information on shoplifting burglary and vandalism came from a group of university students he did a study on for three years Most of the information he used for robberies came from a study done in Chicago by Franklin Zimring and James Zuehl The rest of his data which includes most of the book was taken from graduate students who did their research in Eastern and Southern Los Angeles Katz calls his first chapter Righteous Slaughter He believes most homicides are self righteous acts defending communal values and lack premeditation In terms of solving crimes homicides are usually the easiest to solve Marvin Wolfgangs Philadelphia study supports this Two-thirds of the offenders in criminal homicide who were taken into custody by the police were arrested on the same day they committed the crime In most cases all participants knew other before the murder and most of the victims actions were aggressive Katz
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