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Transnational Crime - Organized crime was the first to emerge as a transnational crime. Encompassing the Mafia as an opponent the 1950’s, organized crime came to the forefront because of the high-profile of political ramifications concerning the wealth of those involved in organized crime started during the prohibition era (A History of Organized Crime, 2008) The menace to individual sanctuary on a personal level , transnational crime stops the cultural development of societies internationally. Growth of transnational crime has been multifaceted, invading activities such as drugs, illegal immigrants, money laundering and other criminal activities....   [tags: Crime] 1087 words
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Theories of Crime - ... Gottfredson and Hirschi do not believe that their general theory of crime is the only answer to the question of why we commit crime; it’s merely a piece of the puzzle. The basic premise behind their general theory of crime is that low self-control puts us more at risk of committing crime. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we will, just that we stand a greater chance. We want to maximize our pleasure so if an opportunity presents itself and we have low self-control we will be more likely to act on our impulse....   [tags: Crime]
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Crime in Canada - ... With an improved economy leading to higher employment rates and restrictions put upon firearms, such disciplines have led the country to fewer homicides (Welsh & Irving, 2005). It is apparent that age, economy and limitations are a few of the factors that have helped the rate of crime decrease over the past decade. The legal regime in Canada has included the Criminal Code, but also the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act, which has covered a lot of ground in this legal area. Because regulation is expensive, efficacy of the anti-terrorist financing (ATF) has never been scrutinized, and I agree with the author in that the regime should be reviewed for safety purposes....   [tags: Crime ]
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Organized Crime - In our world, it’s obvious that there are things we never really see. For instance, we don’t know how lots of things are made, what people do behind closed doors, and never really want to find out. However, there is something that happens right in front of our noses and we never know it. Organized crime is the one thing that we don’t know about that happens right out in the open. That pizza joint you go to that’s been around for years, and then burns down when it starts to go under; or those people that look all innocent and then go and do something a little suspicious....   [tags: Crime ]
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Organized Crime - Organized crime is a problem throughout the world. There are the drug cartels of Mexico and Columbia, the Russian Mafia, Asian Triads, and Eastern European crime syndicates to name a few. It is estimated that organized crime generates more than one trillion dollars in profits annually.1 An organized crime syndicate works in a very similar way to a government or corporation. There are different streams of income coming from drug and human trafficking, arms dealing, prostitution, blackmail, protection money, and legitimate business endeavors....   [tags: Crime]
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White-Collar Crime Vs. Street Crime - ... Organizational crime is criminal actions taken by large groups such as companies, businesses, or organizations. White-collar criminals are responsible for more deaths per year than all murderers combined (Barkan, 2012). Overall, white-collar criminals are less easily detected by law enforcement than street criminals. There are, in fact, similarities between street crime and white-collar crime. Both commit criminal acts (usually in this case it involves stealing or some type of fraud) and they both commit these acts of violence when the opportunity presents itself (Barkan, 2012)....   [tags: Crime ]
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Organized Crime in Australia - ... In contrast, the ACC’s brief discussion (amounting to just one page of a 101 paged report) and casual rejection of corruption in Australia as a major facilitator of organised crime seems at best, optimistically lazy, and, at worst, knowingly ignorant. This lack of serious discussion on the role of corruption is symptomatic of the failure of successive Australian governments, the commentariat, and to a lesser extent of academia, to entertain the notion that corruption is a real problem in Australia.4 This critique firstly assesses the ACC report against its own stated purpose and then against the two matters raised above....   [tags: Crime ]
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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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Securing the Crime Scene - ... This is very crucial information to note so that the pictures can be distinguished and easier to identify. Sketches are also made along with the photographs that were taken. This is done to make the crime scene as realistic as possible. The sketch is of the crime scene as a whole and includes exact measurements of how far the evidence was from certain points inside the crime scene, how far it was away from the door (if the crime scene was inside a home), etc. Apart from sketches, video documentation of a crime scene may also be kept (Layton, 2005)....   [tags: Crime ]
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Crime in South Africa - The above statistics are alarming given the focus of resources to these stations. It seems, from the face of it, that the implementation of Presidential Stations is not working even though these stations were prioritised over others. The former MEC for Safety and Security from Limpopo also realised the failure in 2000 and was quoted saying that In our assessment for the past six months, we have found that the Thohoyandou police station failed to improve in terms of combating crime, instead it is getting worse....   [tags: Crime] 1370 words
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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 government initiatives....   [tags: Crime] 1412 words
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Crime in Relation to Sustainability - ... In Broken Windows (1992), an article that introduced the Broken Windows Hypothesis, Kelling argues that addressing minor “quality-of-life” offenses that contribute to public disorder, such as public drinking and drug abuse, would prevent more serious crimes from being committed. With application of this theory in New York, significant decreases in crime were experienced in the 1990s. This was accomplished by an increase of 6000 police officers (19%) from 1990 to 1994. In 2005, an experimental study was conducted by Shi who studied the Cincinnati Police department following a U.S....   [tags: Crime]
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Environmental Crime in Taiwan - In this research, the main issue I aim to discuss is whether current penal policy and crime control activities on environmental crime in Taiwan are effective and meeting the goals given by the policy makers. Therefore, this study’s research questions include: First, what are the trends in environmental crime in Taiwan. What is Taiwan’s current penal policy on environmental crime. In comparison to other countries, what are its main features. Second, what is the current situation of environmental criminal law enforcement - policing and prosecuting - against environmental crime in Taiwan....   [tags: Crime] 1763 words
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Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism - ... Through the FBI-led National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force, efforts are coordinated with 20 law enforcement and intelligence community (IC) entities, including the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the National Security Agency. The FBI also has embedded cyber staff in other IC agencies through joint duty and detailee assignments. Currently FBI agents have embedded full-time in five foreign police agencies to assist with cyber investigations: Estonia, the Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine, and Colombia....   [tags: Crime ]
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The Rise of Organized Crime - ... Many of the brewery owners in America were German- American, and a large anti-German sentiment had grown in the United States. The ASL would take full advantage of this situation. “The ASL’s intention was to link alcohol with anti-Americanism and frame Prohibition as a patriotic cause. In one of his many statements on the subject, Wheeler proclaimed that “the liquor traffic aids those forces in our country whose loyalty is called into question at this hour.”” (Hill 27) Having made liquor seem as unpatriotic, the ASL then took advantage of President Wilson’s Food Control Bill....   [tags: Crime]
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White-Collar Crime - ... “Given that 75% of people admit to stealing from their place of employment at some point in their lives, it seems likely that everyone can be a potential thief”(Appelbaum, 2006). Research shows younger, unmarried employees who may only work part-time or otherwise have few ties to the business are more likely to steal. “Conversely, white-collar criminals have been found to be college educated, in their thirties and married” (Appelbaum, 2006). Regardless of the demographic to the person stealing, the triad of every crime must be fulfilled: means, motive, and opportunity to commit their act couple with a lack or warping of ethics....   [tags: Crime ]
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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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Effective Strategies to Help Reduce Crime - ... Sherman, Gottfredson, MacKenzie, Eck, Reuter and Bushway (1995) got their information from reviewing other studies that were in scientific journals and other current research that was done. In order for them to use the articles in their review, they have specific criteria for the articles. The research has to control other variables, include measurement errors and contain statistical power that would rule out all other confounds (Sherman et al., 1995). According to Sherman et al., (1995) in their review their definition of preventing crime was basically any act that would reduce crime but wouldn’t if not put into use....   [tags: Crime ]
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Assessing Crime Trends as a Security Specialist - ... In order to be more accurate in determining the different crime trends, the methods must be accurate and should be filed within each category that crime is associate with. In the state of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services has different publications that are reported with different trends during different time periods that are being compared to the present day. The Monthly Crime Trends “provides a cumulative, month-by-month view of crime and arrest trends for the current year....   [tags: Crime ]
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Theories of Causation of Crime and Its Solution - ... In the 19th century, Emile Durkheim explained that social crimes were evaluated minutely during Industrial Revolution across Europe in which rapid movement of people from one society to another increased the demand of food, shelter and clothing that ultimately resulted chaos and confusion in society. He showed the correlation of phenomena like poverty, divorce rates, religiosity, etc to suicide rates. The sociological disorganization theory supports that socioeconomic disadvantage i.e. unemployment and gender inequality are considered as the significant factors that are responsible for crime....   [tags: Crime ]
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Juvenile Crime and Socio Economic Factors - ... More than two-third of those interviewed had relatives who were incarcerated; for twenty percent it was a father and for another twenty five percent a brother or sister.” (Chapter 7: Juvenile Delinquency, 196) Evidence has also been found that a family where peace and love are distant issues and that displays continuous marital disorder results in creating an environment that eventually promotes juvenile delinquency. This is also true for families with evidence of divorce, though at the end it depends a lot on family unity rather than single or double parenthood....   [tags: Crime ]
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Civil Disobedience... Crime or True Freedom? - ... We must each see the integrity within the hearts and minds of our neighbor’s friends and enemies and see that not every human is bad we just make bad decisions for reasons that may not be understood. All it takes for the truth to spread, that we can live life on our own with no one to rule and no one to own is one person soon one becomes ten, ten becomes a hundred hundreds become thousands and before you know it you’ve shown the strength of humanity. Let the tides pull in and was away the worries and strife of the past and show us that nothing can stop anyone who puts their beliefs above all things even death....   [tags: Crime ]
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Transnational Crime - While the policy regulations of states strive to maintain their sovereignty, states have long recognised their interdependence in policing transnational illegal activity (Gerspacher 2009). Transnational crime has long posed a significant obstacle to policing efforts. The extensive effects of globalisation, world political and economic shifts, technological advances, security challenges and the implications of climate change, have all served to influence the crime environment and make the job of policing the community more challenging than ever before (Keelty 2007)....   [tags: International Crime]
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Sutherland's Concept of White Collar Crime in the 21st Century - ... For instance, according to an article authored by McGrath, a company that suffers losses from fraud must make up for this loss by for example raising the prices of its products. Hikes in prices would mean that consumers would be required to dig dipper into their pockets thus affecting their finances. The loss from fraud could also make the affected company to take drastic measures such as layoffs or implementing salary cuts for the employees (McGrath, n.d). The effects can continue wrecking havoc since the employees and the investors would find it difficult paying off the loans they had taken from banks....   [tags: Crime ] 2281 words
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Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and Mexican Organized Crime - ... The Triads are a family run organized crime gang in China. Triads are sometimes referred to as the 'Chinese Mafia'. In 1821 the first systematic account of the Triads was written down by a principle of an Anglo-Chinese college. Triads engage in highly ritualized dress and behavior- from secret hand signs, passwords, to blood oaths in elaborate initiation ceremonies. This group has made their money through drug trafficking, loan sharking, prostitution, smuggling, gunrunning, extortion, and protection rackets....   [tags: Crime ]
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The Role of Federal Agencies in Fighting Digital Crime - ... (Taylor, 2011) There are also challenges to improve cyber security and incident response in the event of a serious threat to cyber infrastructure. In April 2011, GAO, Government Accountability Office, reported that backlogs in the forensic analysis of digital evidence can delay or hinder online child pornography investigations. Among factors that federal law enforcement officials cited as limiting investigations and prosecutions were variations in the steps that agencies believe enhance the integrity of forensic analysis of digital evidence....   [tags: Crime ]
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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 continuity....   [tags: Crime]
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Russian Organized Crime - Russian Organized Crime (ROC) The term "Russian organized crime" (ROC) refers to criminal groups from the 15 republics which comprised the former Soviet Union. ROC has existed for 20 years in the United States but during the last five years law enforcement authorities have observed a distinct increase in their criminal activities. Criminals from the former Soviet Union have established their networks in major cities and are also emerging in some smaller cities. ROC groups are involved in murder, money laundering, extortion, auto theft, weapons smuggling, narcotics trafficking, prostitution, counterfeiting currency, and a multitude of complex fraud schemes....   [tags: Crime] 873 words
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Discouraging Crime by Cracking down on Criminal Behavior: Result is Safer Communities - ... By a community understanding the operations of society, they can be aware of social forces and the possible negative outcomes, thus becoming citizens, which are more effective in the community (Macionis et al., 2009). In short, citizens’ active participation in the community helps police and other community member’s efforts to deter crime. Harder Time for Those Who Commit Crime The deviant behavior of certain individuals may reflect back on the sociological perspective that all individuals have complete control of their lives....   [tags: Crime ]
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White Collar Crime in America - We like every other person in this world, when we hear the word crime; we automatically get an image of a person from a low class in a bad neighborhood and coming from a troubled family. However, who knew that those who are educated and coming from a wealthy family can also pertain to the world of crime and mischief. We as human beings tend to also be judgmental, assuming that only unprivileged men have a drive to commit an offense against the law then a prosperous individual. Nevertheless, it is not our evil doing that we are regularly pushed to foresee this problem this way, especially not when it is the media, the government, and the media are the ones who painting this picture for us....   [tags: White Collar Crime, crime, USA, ] 505 words
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The Tragedy of White-Collar Crime - ... The Sherman Act limits monopolies, or the merging of companies that would limit competition (www.stolaf.edu). Clean Water Act of 1972 establish the structure for companies discharging pollutants into the water, the law establish the water quality standard for contaminants in surface waters” (www.epa.gov). Truth in Lending Act or Consumer Credit Protection Act is a law established to promote informed use of consumer credit by disclosures about terms and interests. The Act further governs certain credit transaction such as lien credit card and mortgage loans....   [tags: Corporate Crime]
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Can Punitive Measures Curtail Crime? - Crime remains the most pressing problems of all times presenting the biggest challenge to the development of any nation. Apart from the effect of fear of crime and violence of victims, it also has a devastating impact on the society. It is extremely important that all efforts should be made to reduce the level of crime in a society. But the question of concern is what measures can be taken to reduce the level of crime. What types of controls should be used so that the crime rate reduces to an optimal level....   [tags: Crime and Punishment] 845 words
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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] 2373 words
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Violence in Crime Dramas - Notice that these days in our society everywhere we look, violence is there;the streets, alleys, school, and even at home. Violence can even find its way into our homes through TV that we watch on regular bases. The amount of violence shown in the media has formed a lot of arguments. Many video games, television programs, adverts, films and music lyrics show different forms of violence. Some people feel that there is too much violence shown in the media. Many studies have stated that the media is responsible for most of the violence that we see in the world today....   [tags: Violence, TV, crime shows,]
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The Causes of Crime - Missing Works Cited The Causes of Crime The causes of crime seem to be indefinite and ever changing. In the 19th century, slum poverty was blamed; in the 20th century, a childhood without love was blamed (Adams 152). In the era going into the new millennium, most experts and theorists have given up all hope in trying to pinpoint one single aspect that causes crime. Many experts believe some people are natural born criminals who are born with criminal mindsets, and this is unchangeable. However, criminals are not a product of heredity....   [tags: Crime Violence Criminology Essays] 1525 words
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Cyber Crime and Cyber Law - Introduction Recently, internet has become the most significant technology in all over the world, which is not only used by the people to contact with each other but also utilize by the business organizations to become global (Taylor, Caeti, Loper, Fritsch & Liederbach, 2006). Computer and internet enable the business organizations to execute the Electronic commerce business model, which has become very popular. Computers and Internet are a powerful source in the success of globalization and international business....   [tags: Internet Security, Cybercrime, Online crime]
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Cyber Crime and Terrorism - Throughout the years, there has been a steady increase in the amount of cyber crime committed. Technology is a constantly changing entity, constantly evolving, always progressing. Naturally this can make it hard to stay on top of things. In turn, law enforcement runs into various issues regarding cyber crime and cyber terrorism. Cyber crime and terrorism is so complex of a crime that it can be hard to break down the barriers that can lead to justifying the action. Major issues that are prominent in cyber crime and terrorism are that laws vary greatly from country to country....   [tags: Cyber Security, Cybercrime, Internet Crime] 1081 words
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Crime and Punishment and Raskolnikov's article, On Crime - Crime and Punishment and Raskolnikov's article, "On Crime" Raskolnikov's article, "On Crime," is vital to the understanding of his beliefs. This article also has a profound effect on Crime and Punishment as a whole, the subject matter being one of the main themes of the novel. The idea of the "extraordinary man" is referred to literally throughout the book, but also notable is the subconscious effect the idea has on Raskolnikov. Sometimes Raskolnikov is not even aware of this influence. It is important to note originality, or the ability to "utter a new word," as a defining characteristic of the extraordinary man....   [tags: Crime Punishment Essays] 3487 words
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Crime Statistics - Crime Statistics Crime statistics are not what we are led to believe. We hear a lot about the crime rates going up and down from the media and they tend to expand on specific types of criminal behavior that might be of interest to the public. When politicians are running for office we are told that the crime rates are down due to the tough crime policies that they have been implemented. Citizens seek crime rates for assistance in determining if the area they reside in is safe. Some people wish to get a general idea of the crime rates for a specific neighborhood where they are thinking of purchasing a house....   [tags: Papers Research Crime Criminal Essays] 1908 words
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The Relationship Between Alcohol/Drug Abuse and Crime - ... Some offenders also promote this notion by acknowledging that they committed crimes due to the high cost of drugs (599). Indeed regular use of drugs like cocaine and heroin is costly, the money spend on these drugs by the addicts differs but they can spend over $40,000 a year. Such amounts therefore can result in criminal acts such as theft to raise money for drug use. Crime and violence is an element of illegal drug market. Crime exists mainly as a result not a having a legal way for illegal drug market to operate....   [tags: Drugs & Crime]
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The Crime of Stalking - The Crime of Stalking Stalking has been around since the beginning of time. Men and women alike have been accused of such a crime cause they either can't get it out of their head that the other person does not want to have anything to do with them, or they are just obsessed with a stranger. It is just recent that they United States Government have decided to make stalking a crime in it self. This type of crime was labeled as harassment, annoyance, or domestic violence. It wasn?t until the 80's and 90's that stalking cases were brought to the attention of the media and high political policy makers....   [tags: Crime Stalking Stalk Harassment Essays]
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Juvenile Crime - Juvenile Crime Juvenile crime rates have nearly doubled in most countries. In the news we keep hearing about youngsters got mixed up in shady affairs and committing petty crimes. Firstly they just steal an apple from the market stands, then rob a small shop, next day we learn about a 17-year-old kid who killed his classmates. People are concerned and rightly so. That's all what we do or maybe give them a harsh punishment. It seems that the problem has only focused on punishment and very little on prevention or intervention....   [tags: Crime Social Issues Violence Essays] 697 words
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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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Theories of Crime and Criminal Activity - Theories of Crime and Criminal Activity Every theory of crime has at least 2-3 meta-theoretical levels above it. The fundamental issues are usually addressed at the approach level, and are often called the assumptions, or starting points, of a theory, although the term "assumptions" more strictly refers to the background or domain boundaries one can draw generalizations about. Above the approach level is the Perspective level, the largest unit of agreement within a scientific community, and in fact, the names for the scientific disciplines....   [tags: Crime Psychology ] 1492 words
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Cyber-Crime is a Serious Problem - ... I was not even here around that time. After long investigation I found out somebody might be still my identity from Canada and they used it in USA. After long investigation they remove it from my credit report finally in 2006. It took almost one year to remove all those from my record and it’s disappointed me a lot. Before this incident occurred I heard about identity theft but never realized that I have to such a big price one day in my life. I learned important many important lessons through this whole process....   [tags: Crime ]
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The Extraordinary Man in Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" - The extraordinary man in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is presented in three fashions: the first is Dostoevsky's theory of the extraordinary man, the second is the main character's, Raskolnikov's notion of himself as an extraordinary man and the third is Dostoevsky's view of the protagonist's attachment to his self-identification with the extraordinary. Dostoevsky's ideas about the extraordinary man are given in Raskolnikov's speech to Porfiry Petrovich on pages 242 and 243. Dostoevsky's view is expressed as Raskolnikov's, and is concerned with defining what exactly an extraordinary man is....   [tags: extraordinary man, Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishmen] 1925 words
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Organized Crime in Russia and the Impact it has on Russia’s Way of Life - ... 410). Most organized crimes need to have control of economies of the region or territory in which they are based; the control of economic activities could be attained through corruption, coercion or through illegal praxis (Albanese, 2000, p. 410). The other factor that contributes towards formation of organized groups is political power. Organized groups are determined to attain power over a territory either through violence or corruption. The present organized groups are very different from traditional mafias since they are said to have an underground operation strategy and thus it becomes very hard for the government to control such formations....   [tags: International Crime]
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The Mythology Of Crime And Criminal Justice - The Mythology of Crime and Criminal Justice      Crime is defined as: commission of an act or act of omission that violates the law and is punishable by the state. Crimes are considered injurious to society and the community. As defined by law, a crime includes both the act, or actus rea, and the intent to commit the act, or mens rea. Criminal intent involves an intellectual apprehension of factual elements of the act or acts commanded or enjoined by the law. It is usually inferred from the apparently voluntary commission of an overt act....   [tags: Criminal Crime Crimes Essays] 1146 words
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Hate Crime Laws - Hate Crime Laws Imagine you are a family member of a man who was chained up to the back of a pickup truck and drug along a gravel road for two miles until he was dead. Then imagine how you would feel after you found out that this happened just because he was a black man. Things like this sicken me. I believe that the people that are responsible for these horrific crimes should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. That is why I strongly support hate crime laws. Now, before I dive into this very controversial subject, I should probably define what hate crime laws are so you will have a better understanding of what I am talking about....   [tags: Hate Crime Violence Essays]
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Rationalizing Radicalism in "Crime and Punishment" vs. "Demons" by Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment and Demons by Dostoevsky are two novels that are directly reflective of the time that he spent in exile. Crime and Punishment was a precursor to Demons and laid the foundation for the psychological novel that would characterize these and a later novel by Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky was made aware of the problems with Nihilistic ideas while he was exiled in Siberia. Crime and Punishment was Dostoevsky’s first attempt at a psychological analysis of a person’s inner struggles to rationalize this radicalism....   [tags: Crime and Punishment, Demons, Dostoevsky, ] 1375 words
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Crime Scene Investigating and Processing - Crime Scene Investigating and Processing Throughout the course of this paper I am going to talk about crime scene investigating, as well as, crime scene processing. I will talk about what a crime scene is what makes it a crime scene. That happens at a crime scene, also, what to look for at a crime scene. I will talk about who is involved in processing a crime scene and when or if other jurisdictions need to be brought in. The first thing that happens when there is a crime being reported is the police are notified by the dispatcher....   [tags: Crime Scene Forensics Essays]
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