Presentation on theme: "O.J Simpson. Backround Information Was born in San Francisco on July 9, 1947 Raised by single mother since parents divorced. Mothers name was Eunice."— Presentation transcript:
Backround Information Was born in San Francisco on July 9, 1947 Raised by single mother since parents divorced. Mothers name was Eunice Durden. Grew up in housing projects in San Francisco called the Potrero Hill Joined street gang as a teenager called the Persian Warriors. Played football in college at USC
continued Was drafted to Buffalo Bills 1 st overall in 1969 First player to ever rush for 2000 yards in a single season 1973 NFL MVP Inducted into pro football hall of fame in 1985 NFL 75 th Anniversary all-time team Became an actor after football at one point played a role in Roots. Become a commentator for Monday Night Football
Former convictions Charged with the murder of Nicole Brown and her friend Ronald Goldman He was found not guilty of all criminal charges Very controversial case were most people believed he was guilty. In the civil court case he was found liable for the wrongful death of Ronald Goldman and stabbing of Nicole Brown
Crimes Had 5 miscellaneous charges of crimes Only had to pay 25,000 for one case over pirating broadcast signals. He went into the hotel casino called palace station and took sports memorabilia at gunpoint with three other men. He was arrested by the police and went to court. Was charged with felony counts of criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, assault, robbery, and using a deadly weapon.
Definition of Crimes Criminal Conspiracy: agreement between two or more people to engage jointly in an unlawful or criminal act. Kidnapping: taking of a person from one place to another against their will. Assault: an unlawful physical attack upon another Robbery: the taking of money or goods in the possession of another Use of deadly weapon: using any weapon which can kill
Evidence brought against Oj simpson All three of simpsons co defendants testified against him saying that guns were used in the robbery. An audio tape was recorded during the raid of the hotel room Witness claimed that simpson told two of his companions to pack heat for the raid
Was sentenced to up to 33 years in a incarcerated care at Lovelock Correctional Center, Nevada. Is up for parole after 9 years A quote “Im absolutely, 100 percent, not guilty.” OJ Simpson His main nickname was a nickname he earned during his time playing football and it was “Juice”.
Differential-Association Theory I picked this theory because it is due to criminal behavior being learned. OJ grew up in the housing projects in San Fransisco so he had a rough upbringing. He was raised by a single mother also so had a different childhood. He joined a gang in his teenage years that he was apart of before leaving for college. Although he left for college and became a very successful pro athlete he still had the criminal mindset from his upbringing.
Cont. I also believe that he may have been attached to his upbringing throughout his entire professional career. This meant he still kept all of his values he learned young. With his crimes later in his life it obviously shows that he was influenced greatly by his youthful upbringing. It seems to me that he may have lost majority of contact with his deviant ways during his career of playing football but during his retirement went back to it. Since he grew up in a rough environment it was just a natural reaction. He spent his entire childhood around bad influences. This caused him to become a criminal and fall to deviant acts.
Cultural references Most famous book written was If I did it. Also the book O. J. Simpson facts and fiction was written for his first case Hundreds of other novels were written due to his first trial of murder. A movie was made after the first trial called the The O.J Simpson Story