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Neighborhoods and violent crime: A multilevel study of collective efficacy - Why are some neighborhoods more prone to experience violent episodes than others. What is the extent and in what sociologically measurable ways do communities contribute to the causation and prevention of crime in their neighborhoods. Are neighborhood-level predictors adequate to explain differences in violent crime rates in the respective communities. These are some of the questions addressed by this statistically intense paper published in Science 1997, by Sampson, Raudenbush and Earls. The authors analyzed data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN), dividing the communities into neighborhood clusters (NCs) based on census indicators and geographical contin...   [tags: Crime]
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The Economic Impact of Violent Crime - The Economic Impact of Violent Crime Introduction Crimes are not good for any society but an economic aspect is yet another topic of this issue. Violent crimes are expensive. Rapes, assassinations, assaults, as well as robberies and other extremist activities impose some concrete economic expenditures and outlays on the sufferers who survive over and above the families and relations of those who unfortunately lose their precious lives, in the failure of earnings as well as their physical plus psychological tolls....   [tags: brutal crimes are expensive] 2549 words
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The Act of Violent Crime - In the act of violent crime, the criminal uses the threat or physical violence against the victim. The violent crime act considered as manslaughters, murder, physical assault, sexual assault, kidnapping, and robbery or burglary. In this essay, I will analysis the violent crime, its movements, causes and method to moderate or reduce the violent crime through the different criminologist theories or views. This article assesses the teenager’s involves in violent crime and their high arrest rate due to the economic deprivation and lack of future success in youth....   [tags: Movements, Causes, Methods, Assault]
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Mental Illness and Violent Crime - The stereotype that goes hand in hand with mental illness that though seems to have improved over the years is still pervasive. Teplin, Abram & McClelland (1994) state that people in general, believe that people with mental illness are more likely to commit violent crime with those without mental illness. In their study they seek to find evidence to that statement – to learn if having a mental illness increases the likeliness of violent crime and recidivism after release from prison. This author seeks to discover the same using similar data to learn if there is a connection between violent crime and mental illness....   [tags: mental disorders, types of crimes]
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The Rise Of Violent Crime In Canada - The Rise of Violent Crime In Canada Violent crime in Canada is on the rise in Canada as well as the types of violent crimes being committed against the public. It has been on the rise for many, many years. I believe and intend to prove in the following essay that it is societies responsibility for the rise of violent crime with their unwillingness and inability to effectively deal with the current trend in our society. In the last few years, a slight dip in violent crime has been noted, but we must view this with skepticism as no official statistics are available....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Do Violent Video Games Really Cause Violent Behavior? - Do Violent Video Games Really Cause Violent Behavior. Ninety-seven percent of adolescents play video games. Among them are murderers responsible for recent school shootings. Many people have claimed that the violent content of these games will cause the players to experience heightened levels of aggression, leading them to commit violent crimes; conversely, numerous studies have been performed which contradict this claim. Research indicates that playing violent video games does not increase aggressive behavior, or lead to violent criminal acts....   [tags: correlation violent technology & crime]
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Surveillance for Crime Prevention - Why do we as American's fear of becoming the victim of a crime. Reality is that we as individuals of the United States only have a two-percent chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime. Surveillance is starting to become high in demand for businesses, offices, and even inside and outside of homes solely because we are taught that crime is always happening to someone, somewhere. From personal experience, I feel as if surveillance cameras are not only one of the best ways to prevent crime, but it also increases the possibility to catch the individual(s) who choose to engage in a deviant act or actions....   [tags: violent crime, precautions]
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The Media and Violent Crime - The Media and Violent Crime An issue that many corporate executives ignore is the possibility that aggressive people seek reinforcement for their own destructive acts. Television violence, for instance, and the widespread public concern accompanying it have led to calls for strict controls on the depiction of violent programs. In their decision making, some producers do not take responsibility for the equally important minority. Instead, they may gear their content toward the masses, who crave sexually explicit and violent action....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 631 words
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Preventing Violent Crime: Stopping Gang Membership - Introduction: Every year in the United States there are over one million violent crimes that occur. Of those one million violent crimes, an average of forty eight percent of them have been associated with gangs or individual gang members. (FBI) The gangs that are producing these high violent crime rates are not concentrated in one area but rather spread throughout the hearts of cities all across the country. In addition these gangs are not stagnant, but rather are growing in numbers every year by enticing young minority men time and time again to join their ranks....   [tags: Urban Youth, Violence, Anti-gang Programs]
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Connections Between "The Social Reality of Violence" and "Violent Crime" - Henry Brownstein’s book, The Social Reality of Violence and Violent Crime, and Joel Best’s books, Random Violence and Damn Lies and Statistics, have various connections. “The social world is which we live is designed by us in the context of our own values and interest,” per Brownstein. Those values and interest are placed into social context by those in power to design policies and procedures. Social problems start out with a typifying event and then attention by the media to publicize the event....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1261 words
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Violent Crime Research Paper - Violent Crime Research Paper Nothing does more to tear our families apart than violent crime, guns, gangs, drugs, and the fear that walks alongside those terrors. Violent crime and victim rights have become a major concern for most citizens in the United States of America. Statistics indicate a decline in violent crimes in our country and an increase in our national prison population. Released prisoners commit most violent crimes. Gun control legislation, reform programs, victim rights awareness, and other programs are abundant in our country, but do little to alleviate violent crime....   [tags: Criminal Murder Jail Prison Essays Papers]
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What Causes a Psychopath to Commit Violent Crimes Such as Murder or Rape? - Whenever a violent crime is committed such as the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech or the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, we draw a conclusion that these mass killers are psychopaths. Actually, most psychopaths are not violent. The thing that people need to think about what causes a psychopath to commit violent crimes such as murder or rape. Are serial killers and rapist sane to comprehend their actions to the crimes thy have committed. Many people would yes they are and, they understand what they have done....   [tags: violent crime, psychopaths, mass killers]
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A Crime is A Crime: Violent and non-Violent Criminals - Some people argue that non-violent criminals shouldn’t be incarcerated because it’s such a huge financial drain on society. Well in my opinion a non-violent criminal is still a criminal; the only difference is they weren’t violent at that particular time. Many crimes have been committed without any physical abuse. Who’s to say the next time they decide to break the law they won’t become violent or a threat to someone. Furthermore, I believe if you do the crime, you have to do the time. In today’s society majority of people incarcerated are non-violent criminals: such as drug abusers, drunk drivers, prostitutes, and people who refuse to pay child support....   [tags: criminals, violence, crimes, ] 601 words
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Leave Violent VIdeo Games Alone - Do violent video games really cause violent acts, or are video games just easy targets to pin the blame on. In recent years several scientists, college professors, politicians, and journalists have pointed their fingers towards video games, specifically the ones rated M for Mature as the cause of violence (murder, rape, beatings) in today’s society, especially among the youth. The main reason they accuse electronic games is because the perpetrators of these malicious acts interacted with video games one way or another....   [tags: violent acts, crime, video game industries]
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Death Penalty: Capital Punishment and Violent Crime - Capital Punishment and Violent Crime Hypothesis Most Americans are pro-death penalty, even though they don't really believe that it is an effective deterrent to violent crime. Those who are pro-death penalty will remain so, even if faced with the best arguments of anti-death penalty activists and told to assume the arguments were absolutely true. Violent crime Violent crime is a major problem in the United States. According to the ACLU, the violent crime rate rose sixty-one percent nationwide over the last two decades, making America one of the most dangerous countries in the industrialized world to live in....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1586 words
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Motivations and Methodology of Mass Murderers - Introduction Mass murder is defined by the FBI as the killing of three or more people in a single event or in the same day (Petersen & Farrington, 2007). Mass murderers are complex and can be examined by the many factors that regularly appear among them, such as violence precipitating events, weapon of choice, and mental illnesses. The motivations and methods for committing mass murder are easily broken down into specific groups, and through the examination of these definitions and specific cases there is much to learn about the mind of a mass murderer....   [tags: Violent Crime]
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Reason why Convicts Should not be Allowed to Vote - Murderers, rapists, and those convicted with aggravated assault, have obviously not made wise decisions in their lives, yet they are allowed to vote. According to www.felonvoting.procon.org, currently, in Michigan, individuals who have been convicted of a felon are allowed to vote after their term of incarceration. Some think that those who have a felony from a violent crime should not be able to vote, regardless if they have completed their sentence or not. However, other people think that even though an individual with a violent felony may vote after their incarceration period; although, in some states, the felon may have to wait a certain amount of years before they are able to vote....   [tags: felonies, violent crime, voting]
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Youth Gangs, Drugs, & Violence - Gang involvement and its associated violent crime have become a rapidly growing problem for the United States. Generally, gangs consist of young people of the same ethnic, racial, and economic background. Usually of a low socio-economic status, these gangs engage in illegal money making activities and intimidate their neighborhoods and rival gangs with violent crimes and victimization. Gang members exemplify a high value for group loyalty and sacrifice. Gangs often target youth when recruiting new members, with the average age of initiation being 13 years old (Omizo, Omizo, and Honda)....   [tags: Youth Gangs and Violent Crime ]
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Injuries Caused During Violence is a Leading Cause of Death and Disability in the US - ... Scientific studies were conducted to establish the proper place of the African- American in society. Scientists conducted tests and measurements and concluded that blacks were savages for the following reasons: abnormal length of the arm, the weight of the brain, a short flat snub nose, thick protruding lips, exceedingly thick cranium, and thick epidermis. Besides the fact that scientist concluded that African Americans look like savages, society concluded that they act like one as well. On 1991, In Duval County Jacksonville; Florida Jerome G....   [tags: women, domestic violence, violent crime] 913 words
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Relation between Burglary and Differential Association Theory - This paper will provide an explanation into how differential association theory explains burglary. Burglary, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (F.B.I), considers a property crime a Type 1 Index Crime because of its potentially violent nature. The F.B.I. breaks burglary down into three sub classifications. This paper discusses the elements of the crime of burglary and what constitutes a structure or dwelling. It will discuss a brief history of the deviance, trends and rates, and how it correlates to the specific theory that this paper will also discuss....   [tags: FBI, Violent, Crime, History of Deviance]
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Reasons for Gun Control - ... Imagine your local police coming to your doorstep in your house and taking your only good form of self defense.Then turning right around and kidnapping your children and kids and including yourself.I mean thats what the jews were facing during the holocaust.This is why so people do not support gun control for fear of government taking over us and loss of their guns.also some people use guns to provide food for their family thru the form of hunting.you take away their guns you take away their ability to provide for their family.I believe the government doesn't have a right to take our guns to get a hold on us.But its actually better when the government lets us carry weapons around in our...   [tags: carry concealed weapons, violent crime] 952 words
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Are People With Mental Illness Dangerous? - We hear on the news about how a person has committed a homicide, or even a treacherous crime. The first thing that pops into one's head is something has to be wrong with that person, but really there isn't anything wrong with them at all. So, are mentally ill people also criminals. Studies suggest that there is no correlation between mental illness and crime. Why do we as people tend to think that mentally disorder people are so dangerous. According to a recent survey that was conducted. About 60 percent of the people that was asked said that they believe that people with schizophrenia are dangerous....   [tags: crime, violent, schizophrenia] 789 words
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Capital Punishment: The social, Moral, and Historical Aspects of This Controversial Topic - Capital punishment is seen as the act of killing an individual as a form punishment given to a particular crime. The act is carried out by a lawful hearing in a court of law. Capital punishment applies to cases of murder, but some countries apply capital punishment for fraud, adultery, and treason against the crown. Its use varies in many countries worldwide. Those who use capital punishment often justify their actions with the argument that such harsh punishments will deter prospective murderers from commit the act of murder....   [tags: crime, murderers, violent crimes]
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America's Violence Fixation - America's Violence Fixation One of America's biggest problems today is violence. It is happening everywhere, in the households, out on the streets, even in our schools. When we watch the news and see these acts of violence, we hear the blame be put to one thing: entertainment. Movies and video games are supposedly causing young people to behave aggressively in society, and maybe even compelling them to kill. Some even believe that video rental stores should have policies, such as always requiring an ID, and that some TV programs, movies, and games glorify guns and violence, as well as the guns themselves (center4policy.org)....   [tags: Media Violent Crime Essays]
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Violence in America - Violence in America Beginning with the urban drug wars and the Rodney King riot all the way up the spectacular lynchings in Texas and Wyoming, and now the mass murder/terrorist strike by teenagers in their own high school, the 90s is a decade made numb by civil disorder. In between came the incidents at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, involving dubious law enforcement assaults on separatists, which led to the terrorist bombing at Oklahoma City — the single worst terrorist act in American history....   [tags: Violent Crime Civil Disorder Society Essays] 2581 words
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Domestic Terrorism - Domestic Terrorism National terrorism has been the focus of attention since September 11. But now domestic terrorism is becoming increasingly common among hate groups across the nation. Domestic terrorism can be defined as visible crime, or “street crime.” These acts would consist of violent crimes, (acts against people in which injury or death results) property crimes (acts that threaten property held by individuals or the state) and public order crimes. (acts that threaten the general well-being of society and challenger accepted moral principles) It can also however be described as political crime, (criminal acts by or against the government for ideological purposes) which would include...   [tags: Violent Crime National Terror Essays]
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Violent Video Games: They are Bad for You - Violent Video Games: They are Bad for You Studies from around the world have proved and disproved the fact that the violent content in some games causes violent acts in people. The research and studies also show that this is not an issue of gender with almost as many girls playing video games as boys making them a large portion of people playing today. Boys though in this instance seemed to be more prone to violence than the females participating in the studies. Another problem I found in the gaming society is the fact that some parents were not abiding to the rating system put out by the ESRB....   [tags: shootings, crime]
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Crime Rates in the South - Data consistently shows that Southern U.S. has higher violent-crime rates than other regions of the United States (Anderson, 2001). The heat hypothesis and the southern culture of honor hypothesis are among the many explanations for the high violence rates in the south. The heat hypothesis claims, heat increases aggressive behaviors (Anderson, 2001). However, Baron and Bell tested the hypothesis and found contradicting results. They found, high heat reduces aggression if there are other discomforting factors involved....   [tags: violent crimes, Southern United States]
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Violent Video Games Are Numbing the Minds of Children - ... Despite the total and overwhelming evidence, some against this claim affirm that violent video games reduces violence in youth, serving as a leeway for rough play as well as help express aggression and create a social status without real physical harm. However, these critics did not consider the fact that violent video games cause players to become more violent outside of the playing environment. According to a 2000 FBI report, violent video games was amongst one of the behaviors associated with school shootings, exposing the controversy to a more national level....   [tags: media, crime, health] 1981 words
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Do Violent Video Games Cause Behavior Problems? - Some people believe that violent video games cause some behavior problems. It is not true; it is only their opinion. Violent video games cause people to start having behavior problems, what was that cause. It is only people; it has no effect on them, only their own action and their weak health issue. The violent video games for computers and consoles’ sale rate went up but violent crime offense went down. Video games are for players to have fun without cause any harm while they playing. Why do they believe that behavior problems were caused by violent video games....   [tags: start, action, health, crime, fun, playing] 616 words
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The United States is the Most Violent Nation on Earth - The United States is by far, “the most violent and self-destructive nation on Earth,” according to the Judiciary Committee of Violence. Crime has always been a serious problem all nations face, but the crime rate in the United States has increased dramatically during the past decade. While many factors have helped contribute to make the United States the “world leader” in violence, the factors that affect the crime rate most significantly are the age, gender, and social class of offenders....   [tags: Crime Essays] 459 words
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Television Violence - Television Violence Violence is one of the most primary and controversial issues in today’s society. And true that violence is on the rise. A major concern for many parents is the violence within television shows and movies, and the effect on children’s aggression. I particularly do not believe that violence in television affects children’s aggression, but who am I to say such a thing, for I am not a qualified psychologist. But I have many reasons for my accusation and references to back it up....   [tags: Crime Media Violence Violent Essays] 639 words
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Industrial Revolution and the Crime Conundrum - Industrial Revolution and the Crime Conundrum The Industrial Revolution was a period of great change; all through out the world people were flocking in hundreds upon thousands out of the villages and into the city. In Britain the population shot up from “10 million in 1750 to 42 million in 1900” ("Crime and Punishment," par 1). Life in these cities was not only new, but also down right difficult to adjust to, people lived in overcrowded housing, disease was everywhere, and working conditions were unsafe....   [tags: Crime]
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Crime in South Africa - When President Thabo Mbeki came to power in 1999, he wanted to make his Presidency an execution administration. There was beginning to be a sense that there were too many strategies in place since 1994 and public perception was that nothing was happening. During the opening of Parliament in 1999, three years after the launch of the NCPS, President Thabo Mbeki was forced to address crime when it became clear that previous measures were not effective. To show the country of his implementation agenda he told the nation that government will work with its citizens to improve their safety and security through initiatives which would ensure that the NCPS was effectively implemented through governme...   [tags: Crime] 1412 words
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Theories of Causation of Crime and Its Solution - If we studied through the history of criminal theory, spiritual and natural theories are taken as major theories of causation of crime. During medieval period, spiritual explanations were taken as punishment given by god for doing wrong things and any natural disasters like flood, fires, etc were evaluated as curse of high power. In modern period, the basic theories of causation of crime are classical theory, biological theory, psychological theory, cultural theory and conflict theory....   [tags: Crime ]
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Violent Video Games: Closing the Doors to Success - An increase in violent outbreaks may be linked to violent video games. There has been an increasing amount of crime in the age groups involved violent video games in some way. In turn, watching and/or participating in violent video games can increase violent behavior. Violent outbreaks are more common with age groups that are actively participating in violent video games, or have an active role within the community of violent video games. An article states "Sales of video games have more than quadrupled from 1995-2008, while the arrest rate for juvenile murders fell 71.9% and the arrest rate for all juvenile violent crimes declined 49.3% in this same period" (Video Games ProCon.org)....   [tags: violent, video games, behavior]
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Does Violence in the Media Contribute to Violent Behavior in Children - Mass Media. What exactly does that mean. To me, mass media is anything that can deliver a message to me. It could be a billboard, news, music, television, video games, books, magazines, and the internet to name a few. Television, movies, and video games are a big part of children's lives in today's technologically advanced society. When children are exposed to television and violent video games they watch with intensity. Depending on what the are watching they can have overwhelming feelings of shock, horror, disbelief, grief, disappointment, happiness, and sometimes depression....   [tags: parental instruction, violent video games, media]
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Connections Between Crime and Poverty - In March 2007 a study done by the McClatchy Newspapers had found that the ranks of the severely impoverished are rapidly escalating (Williams, 2007). The study showed that the poverty level in America had reached its highest point in 32 years (Williams, 2007). Nearly Sixteen million Americans had been found to be in a deep to severe level of poverty (Williams, 2007). The level of poverty on went up after the economic crash in 2009. But has the increased level of poverty led to an increase in violence....   [tags: Crime and Poverty]
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Theories of Crime - Many theories of crime are macro theories, which are used to explain crime based on a large group of people or society. While macro theories are the predominant type of theory used to explain crime, there are also a variety of “individual”, or micro, factors which are equally important. Two such individual factors s are maternal cigarette smoking (MCS) and cognitive ability, or Intelligence Quotient (IQ). MCS has been shown to negatively impact the neurological development of a fetus, with serious damage to the nervous system....   [tags: Theories of Crime Essays]
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Guns and Their Relationships to Crime - Many of my personal views about crime have been changed by certain readings in criminology. One of the most important topics discussed is guns and their relationship to crime rates. In this paper, I will examine how my early views regarding guns and the gun control debate have been changed through criminology. The gun control debate has been swelling recently in the aftermaths of several mass shootings, notably Tuscon, Newtown, and Aurora. The argument about guns stems into more than just mass shootings, the large realm of the debate regards how guns affect crime rates, and whether more guns leads to more crimes or reduces crimes....   [tags: gun ownership, crime rates]
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Money Laundering: It Is a Big Crime - If we have an inquiry into the streets to ask walkers about laundering, the general reaction of most people that they had no idea. The typical reaction is one of the problems that the government in the fight against this form of crime. It seems like a victimless crime. It has nothing of the drama through theft or the fear of violent crime effects on the psyche of people, and yet, money laundering can only occur one underlying offense for example, theft or burglary or drug trafficking has occurred....   [tags: crime, money, theft, problem] 567 words
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The Problems with Hate Crime Legislation - Introduction When the topic of hate and bias crime legislation is brought up two justifications commonly come to mind. In her article entitled “Why Liberals Should Hate ‘Hate Crime Legislation” author Heidi M. Hurd discusses the courts and states views that those who commit hate and bias crimes ought to be more severely punished. She takes into consideration both sides of the argument to determine the validity of each but ultimately ends the article in hopes to have persuaded the reader into understanding and agreeing with her view that laws concerning the punishment of hate and bias laws should not be codified....   [tags: Hate Crime Farce]
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Transnational Organized Crime - According to Jay Albanese organized crime is a continuing criminal enterprise that is rationally working to produce profit through illicit activities based on demand, where its existence is kept through force, threats, and corruption (Albanese 2004). When looking at transnational organized crime, we are looking at crimes that involve crossing national borders and individuals who work within more than one country to complete illicit business endeavors. I argue that political and systemic issues as well as outside influences leave weaker governed countries more exposed to the risks of transnational organized crime....   [tags: Globallization of Crime]
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White Collar And Organized Crime - White Collar And Organized Crime In the twentieth century, White Collar and Organized Crimes have attracted the attention of the U.S. Criminal Justice System due to the greater cost to society than most normal street crime. Even with the new attention by the Criminal Justice System, both are still pretty unknown to the general public. Although we know it occurs, due to the lack of coverage and information, society does not realize the extent of these crimes or the impact. White Collar and Organized is generally crime committed by someone that is considered respectable and has a high social status....   [tags: criminal justice, costly crime, felony]
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Crime Displacement’s Effect on the Prevention of Social and Situational Crime - Displacement is a key measurement when determining whether crime prevention programs are effective or not. According to Rosenbaum, Lurigio, and Davis in the book, Prevention of Crime: Social and Situational Strategies, displacement is the dislocation of “criminal activity in time, space, method, or type of offense.” Since crime is being displaced on the micro level, understanding the effects of displacement is important when dealing with situational crime prevention. There are several forms of crime displacement: temporal, spatial, target, tactical and offense....   [tags: crime prevention, displacement, criminals]
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Strategies for Alleviating the Gang Crime Problem - Introduction The definition of a gang crime by the law enforcement officials takes two dimensions but they employ one of the definitions in order to measure and tackle this problem in the society. The first definition considers gang-related all crimes committed by individuals who belong to a particular gang without regard to the circumstances surrounding such crimes or the nature of the offense. This therefore is a member-based definition of gang crime. Another but more restrictive definition is that a gang crime is committed if and when such occurs as part of the function of a gang or for the benefit of the gang and therefore is strictly gang-motivated....   [tags: crime, criminal justice]
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Is Crime a Biological or Learned Behavior? - There has always been a fascination with trying to determine what causes an individual to become a criminal. Of course a large part of that fascination has to do with the want to reduce crime, and to determine if there is a way to detect and prevent individuals from committing crime. Determining what causes criminality is still not perfectly clear and likewise, there is still debate as to whether crime is caused biologically, environmentally, or socially. Furthermore, the debate is directly correlated to the notion of 'nurture vs nature'....   [tags: Crime]
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Community Oriented Policing: Is it Really Working to Reduce Crime? - Throughout the history of law enforcement different models have been introduced and implanted in an effort to reduce and deter crime. The most popular model today is community oriented policing. Community oriented policing has been defined numerous ways and can be describe using a variety of different programs and services. Although there is not one generalized idea of what community oriented policing is all who practice the model share the same underlying principle of bringing the community and police together to criminal and social problems in the affected neighborhoods (Oliver, 1998)....   [tags: crime clearance, violence, robbery]
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Deviant Crime Associations to Schizophrenia and Anti-Social Behaviors - Deviant Crime Associations to Schizophrenia and Anti-Social Behaviors The two most important fields of science that bind and give structure to the fabric of society is the nature of dissociative disorders such as schizophrenia and the associations to deviant criminal behavior. These fields are very intrinsically tied together to our criminal justice system and our social structure. The application of law within our legal system and the evaluation of a criminal's 'state of mind' are blended to provide safety for society....   [tags: Mental Illness, Crime]
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Proposal to Cut Down Juvenile Crime - The problem of juvenile violence has become one of the most overwhelming problems of our time for Texas and for the United States. The problem is spread throughout the United States. The serious crimes are usually thought to be problems of the urban city, but this is no longer a problem just for the inner city. The problem has spread through the suburban areas of the city in cases just like the first example. Citizens are spending tons of money trying to fight the problem on their own. They purchase everything they can to combat crime....   [tags: Juvenile Crime, social reform, Texas law] 2373 words
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Assessing Crime Trends as a Security Specialist - Crime is known as an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law. Depending on where one may reside, different punishments from certain crimes can depend on the governmental bodies. Also crimes can vary by the jurisdiction from state to state. For most crimes, after a completion of affirmative action one can be punished for the conduct. Many people have the assumption that crimes are the result of intentional conduct, when most of the time it is negligent conduct such as speeding....   [tags: Crime ]
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