Artificial Intelligence (3rd Edition) by Patrick Henry Winston

By Patrick Henry Winston

This can be the all time bestselling advent to man made intelligence. The 3rd version keeps the simplest positive aspects of the sooner works, together with enhanced clarity, foreign money, and excellence within the number of examples. Winston emphasizes how man made intelligence should be seen from an engineering or a systematic viewpoint. the recent variation bargains accomplished insurance of extra fabric, and plenty of of the information offered are stronger with quite a few aspect items, together with software examples corresponding to the Westinghouse nuclear gasoline plant optimizer.

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4 The Definition of Crime The definition of crime affects how criminologists view the cause and control of illegal behavior and shapes their research orientation. Consensus View • The law defines crime. • Agreement exists on outlawed behavior. • Laws apply to all citizens equally. Conflict View • • • • Interactionist View • Moral entrepreneurs define crime. • Acts become crimes because society defines them that way. • Criminal labels are life-transforming events. The law is a tool of the ruling class.

1 Purposes of the Criminal Law Deterrence Deter people from crime through fear of punishment. Retribution Eliminate need for personal revenge. CRIMINAL LAW Social control Prohibit behaviors harmful to others. Maintain social order Support the free enterprise system. Punishment Punish wrongdoing. Equity Make criminals pay back for their crimes. Express morality Reflect public opinion and morality. ▶ Punishing wrongdoing. The deterrent power of criminal law is tied to the authority it gives the state to sanction or punish offenders.

Criminal laws, therefore, are viewed as created to protect the haves from the have-nots. Conflict criminologists often contrast the harsh penalties inflicted on the poor for their “street crimes” (burglary, robbery, and larceny) with the minor penalties the wealthy receive for their white-collar crimes (securities violations and other illegal business practices). Whereas the poor go to prison for minor law violations, the wealthy are given lenient sentences for even serious breaches of law. INTERACTIONIST VIEW OF CRIME According to the interactionist view, the definition of crime reflects the preferences and opinions of people who hold social power in a particular legal jurisdiction.

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