Criminal definitions

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  • Criminal Definitions
    • Crime
      • Actions deemed to be punishable by the majority and/or those in power. The act or omission prohibited and punished by law.
    • Recidivism
      • Repeat offending and the tendency to relapse nto crime after they have experienced negative consequences of that behaviour.
    • Token economy
      • Operant conditioning procedure in which people earn a token (secondary reinforcer) of some sort for exhibiting a desired behaviour and can later exchange the tokens for treats (primary reinforcers)
    • Anti-social behaviour (ASB)
      • Acting in a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress including agressive, intimidating and destructive behaviour.
    • Stereotyping
      • The tendency to apply commonly oversimplyfied view, e.g. media to all members of a group. May or may not reflect reality.
    • Modelling
      • The process of observing and imitating a specific behaviour.
    • EWT
      • The act of reporting from memory about elements of an event previously observed. Recalling; setting, people, places and objects.


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