The “Monkey Thief” video and questionnaire proved enlightening. We decided that few of us would make reliable eyewitnesses.
Theories of crime were familiar to us. Theorists variously attribute crime to genes, social difficulties, who you hang out with, and plain old free will. Laws, the design of jails, and personal attitudes (amongst other considerations) reflect one or more of these theoretical explanations. We wrapped up this topic by sharing ideas based on:
- Our individual view of crime,
- Government(s) views on crime as demonstrated in laws and funding decisions.
These were “idea joggers” for the discussion:
Description of 4 Theories of Crime https://schoolworkhelper.net/theories-of-crime-classical-biological-sociological-interactionist/
Explore your preferred Political Party websites - law and order policies.
Page 10 of Victorian Government (Labor) Community Safety Statement 2017 https://communitysafety.vic.gov.au/media/1072/djr001_g_css01_lr.pdf
In September we will start on a topic of curious interest – the psychological profile of the current President of America. Many have struggled to make sense of his current brand of leadership. We will explore some theories/explanations and, you never know, Benalla U3A just might come up with the answer.
Join us next on Wednesday 2 September 10:00 to 11:45am. Use this link
Meeting ID: 721 5943 0694