Psychology criminology definitions

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Crime
A behaviour that violates social norms, moral values, religious beliefs or legal boundaries. Behaviour that breaks the law and as such is subject to punishment
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Recidivism
Rate of criminal reoffending - whereby an offender repeats a criminal or antisocial behaviour that they have already been punished or treated, that is returning to previous criminal activity
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Token economy
Treatment that involves giving secondary reinforcement for desirable behaviour, that can be saved and exchanged for primary reinforcement - based on operant conditioning techniques
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Anti-social behaviour
Behaviour likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress to members of the public. It can take the form of abusive language, littering, vandalism or drunken behaviour.
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Stereotyping
Classifying members of a social group as if they were all the same, and treating individuals belonging to that group as if no other characteristics were important. Often underlie prejudices.
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Modelling
A way of learning by imitating the behaviours of others - y behaviours are learned when rewarding that behaviour is observed by others
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Eyewitness testimony
The statement given by a witness about an event/crime
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