Presentation on theme: "Clyde “Champion” Barrow “No man but the undertaker will ever get me. If officers ever cripple me to where I see they will take me alive, I’ll take my own."— Presentation transcript:
Clyde “Champion” Barrow “No man but the undertaker will ever get me. If officers ever cripple me to where I see they will take me alive, I’ll take my own life.” -Clyde Barrow
Background Lived March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934 Born in Tellico, Texas Fifth of seven children Born in a poor family Began life of crime from brother at young age Attended school until 16 Wanted to be a musician (guitar and saxophone) Moved to Dallas when family farm failed First crime was petty theft Became a fugitive at age 20 Met Bonnie Parker in January 1930 Romance was interrupted when Clyde was arrested but did not phase their love
Crimes Accused of Committing First Degree Murder – an unlawful killing that is both willful and premeditated, meaning that it was committed after planning or "lying in wait" for the victim. Possession of stolen goods - a crime in which an individual has bought, been given, or acquired stolen goods some other way (other than they themselves having stolen them) CrimeDateSentence Alluding police after failing to return a rental car Late 1926Arrested, sentence unknown Possession of stolen goods (turkeys) Early 1927Arrested with brother (Marvin “Buck” Barrow), sentence unknown Cracking safes, robbery, auto theft 1927-1929Arrested, sent to Eastham Prison Farm First Degree Murder (used a lead pipe to crush the skull of another inmate who had repeatedly assaulted him sexually Early 1930sSentence unknown
Most Recent Crime Clyde was arrested and convicted of five counts of auto theft. He was sentenced to two years in prison. Two months after his conviction Bonnie Parker smuggled a gun into the prison for him. Clyde used the weapon to escape.
Evidence Brought Against the Criminal Stolen automobile stolen from Oklahoma found in Michigan Ford automobile stolen from Illinois found in Pawhuska Prescription bottle for Clyde’s aunt found in car Abandoned articles inn second car indicated the presence of a man and woman Clyde’s aunt said she was recently visited by Bonnie and Clyde who were driving a Ford car
Sentence Charge: petty crimes/ escaping from prison 14 years in Eastham Prison farm Paroled February 1932
Theory that explains his deviant behavior Differential-Association theory Differential-association theory is based off four criteria. The first is that behavior is learned. Clyde Barrow fits this criteria because he began his life of crime from his brother. In addition, over the years, he has acquired criminal techniques, motives, etc. These techniques were learned from a variety of people including Clyde’s brother and friends. Clyde’s acquired motive for breaking out of jail was to be with Bonnie Parker. Their love was Clyde’s motivation for many crimes, and Bonnie even helped Clyde escape from jail. In addition, Clyde’s values and greatest influence strongly support criminal activity. His brother was also involved in his posse that committed crimes so he was strongly influenced by other criminals. His criminal associations were long, frequent, and intense. Many of these criminal associations were family members and close friends so he was around them constantly. Clyde’s constant contact with criminals and learned criminal behavior make him a perfect example of the differential-association theory.