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Shoplifting is a Crime Committed by Many - ... Have you heard the term Kleptomania (Wikipedia Foundations Inc.) which is a compulsive urge to steal. Preteen and teens know that they’re not supposed to steal, but they still do it for the thrill. As teens are given more control over their lives, some teens steal as a way of rebelling (kids Health). Some teens get a rush of excitement and in their mind when they shoplift they think of it as free stuff. After some people steal they get a habit of stealing and they can’t help it, then they have to do it over and over again....   [tags: steal, teenagers, law]
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Shoplifting: A Hard Habit to Break - Shoplifting: A Hard Habit to Break Erik* walks up to me outside of the Diesel store on Newbury Street. “I needed new jeans,” he said. A little further away from the store he shows me the pants that cost about $150 in he store, he shoplifted or as he says "scooped" two pairs. Inside the bag with the pants are a few shirts and the shoes he is wearing he tells me he switched with shoes he had on. Erik is 22, he does it because he says he is feeding an addiction. His name has been changed for anonymity....   [tags: Dialogue Essays] 1248 words
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Informative Essay: Shoplifting - Shoplifting is a very big problem in America. Shoplifting affects more than the offender. It overburdens the police and the courts, adds to a store's security expenses, costs consumers more for goods, costs communities lost dollars in sales taxes and hurts children and families. Not all shoplifters are the same, there are two distinct types. There are also many ways to help prevent shoplifting. The consumer is affected in a few different ways because of shoplifting. For the consumer who shoplifts, which is usually a teenager or senior citizen, the law affects them....   [tags: Informative Essays] 1602 words
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John Doe Case Study: Theft and Prosecution - John Doe is an individual that left his country in an effort to make a better life. However, he does not have legal status in America and was recently arrested for shoplifting merchandise, which was valued over $1,000.In 2013 Turley stated, “Millions of people in this country are indeed here illegally. While many would prefer to use “undocumented workers,” many others believe that these individuals are illegal by definition and should not be allowed to circumvent immigration laws.” Upon John’s arrest, he voluntarily began to make incriminating statements to the arresting officers....   [tags: Defendant, Shoplifting]
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Shoplifting - Smash. The Skytrain screeched into an abrupt stop, causing me to hit my head on the bar beside me. "Owe, my head." I yelled with my hand over my forehead and kneeling down on the floor as if someone has just punched me in the stomach. "Are you okay?" giggled Tina wrapping her arms around my waist and helping my stand up. My eyes become watery. "Yeah I'm fine thanks." I mumble with a weak smile on my face as I brush myself off. "Oh Daniel." Tina's eyes focuses onto my forehead. I flinch as she gently touches it....   [tags: Creative Writing, Narrative] 713 words
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Five-Finger Discount - Five-Finger Discount Every day, prices of products that we need continue to go up and up. Simple things like bread and tea go up for reasons that at first seem unknown. These High prices make it hard for many families to make ends meet. At the root of this problem there are many factors like inflation, over priced mark-up, and quantity of the product. But the one thing that should not lead to higher prices is shoplifting. Shoplifting is a plague that is sweeping this nation. Because shoplifting has become such a problem, stores are forced to raise prices to make up for lost sales....   [tags: Shoplifting Stealing Security Retail Essays] 968 words
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Deterring Juvenile Criminal Activity - Deterring Juvenile Criminal Activity Arresting juvenile shoplifters can help deter future criminal activity. Despite millions of dollars spent by retailers each year on surveillance and enforcement devices to deter theft, shoplifting continues to be a major crime problem. Store security personnel detect as many as two million shoplifting cases per year, but many are not reported to the police. And of the almost 400,000 shoplifters detained and turned over to the police annually, the vast majority are not arrested partly because shoplifters often are not tried and sentenced....   [tags: Papers] 607 words
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Crimes Against Property - I. Introduction Instances of property crime have a tendency to fluctuate particularly when the economy is in a state of decline; however, a report just released by the FBI claims property crimes have decreased based on averages taken from reporting agencies for the first six months of 2013 (Minegar, 2014). While actual incidences of property crime may have decreased the methods used in committing these crimes continues to change with advances in technology. Crimes like identity theft are reported regularly....   [tags: economy, FBI, computer technology]
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The Influence of Defendant Gender and Crime Types towards Juror Decisions - ... It is therefore evident that support stereotyping exist in juror decision. However, due to some limitations in the existing studies like for example in McCoy and Gray (2011) study, they did not tell us the reason why father rated as guiltier than a female. Based on observation, both studies fail to proof the existence of stereotyping when the participant link the gender factor and the nature behaviour of the specific crime itself- violent or sneaky. There are also several limitations to the current study that must be noted such as the use of individual juror judgments, rather than jury decisions....   [tags: stereotypes, McCoy and Gray]
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A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime - A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime Introduction A Clemson University Student named Erin Brophy did an experiment to see if there was potential bias in a legal case depending on the crime. She did this after hearing about an experiment performed by Dr. Ben Stephens and Dr. Spurgeon Cole. They wanted to know if a prior association between a lawyer and a judge had potential judicial bias. Erin Brophy found that there is no difference in crime whether a judge will be biased....   [tags: Legal Research Papers] 801 words
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Problem-Solving Criminal Justice Initiative - Problem-solving Criminal Justice Initiative We can all agree that an important goal of the American criminal justice system is rehabilitation. It expects that most, if not all, offenders to learn from his or her wrongdoing and become productive members of society (Ballenstedt, 2008). It is this thinking at the heart of a community-based initiative that is designed to bring law enforcement officials together to form a single concerted effort to identify and address patterns of crime, mitigate the underlying conditions that fuel crime, and engage the community as an active partner (Wolf, Prinicples of Problem-Solving Justice, 2007)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Biography of Charles Lucky Luciano - Biography of Charles Lucky Luciano Almost everyone experiences a criminal career (Moffitt, 43). The onset begins during adolescence and involves a series of petty crimes. The amount of crimes committed during the criminal career at any given time is the rate at which the offender offends. What differentiates the “career criminal” from the person who had a “criminal career” is this; Whereas the latter by-and-large discontinues their crimes by the time they are in their mid-20s, those who are career criminals will persist with their offending at a high rate during their life course (Moffitt, 41)....   [tags: Papers] 1706 words
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Understanding Kleptomania and Kleptomanics - Our text describes a number of disorders with an irresistible impulse-usually one that will ultimately be harmful to the person affected. However, DSM-IV-TR includes fives additional impulse-control disorders (Called impulse –control disorders not elsewhere classified) that are not included under other categories…intermittent explosive disorder, pyromania, pathological gambling, trichotillomania, and kleptomania. Kleptomania (impulsive stealing) Origin Kleptomania is a strong desire to steal. Often a kleptomaniac person steals things he could have bought easily or things that are not at all expensive....   [tags: Kleptomanics ] 1704 words
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Solutions to the Cruel and Ineffective Practice of Life Without Parole for Misdemeanors - Directions: This exam is not a group project. Please submit your own work. In order to answer the questions, research via class materials and some outside resources is necessary. Answers to the questions are due Dec 20th, the end of the semester. Please submit answers via your canvas portal. Sentences of life without parole for trying to sell $10 worth of marijuana to an undercover cop. For sharing LSD at a Grateful Dead concert. For siphoning gas from a truck. These punishments are too extreme, irrational and widely disproportionate making explaining almost impossible....   [tags: forensic mental health] 1750 words
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Shooting in Dawson College in Montreal: Kimveer Gill - On September 13, 2006, Kimveer Gill woke up and was determined to go from a nobody to a somebody and fast. Dressed in all black, he entered Dawson College in Montreal and starting shooting. He dealt with some psychological issues, that contributed to his violent tendencies. Also, from an anthropological standpoint, Gill had unrestricted access to the media, which exposed him to a dangerous community of people. Finally, as a young adult, Gill had many sociological challenges. Kimveer Gill committed acts of violence due to many factors that caused him to go on a rampage of depression and hate....   [tags: online sex, prostitutes] 757 words
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The Oldest Profession in the World - The Oldest Profession in the World Barbara Holland defines prostitution as“…the oldest profession in the world and is the act or practice of engaging in sexual acts.” However, prostitution is not a new concept in current times; it has been around for centuries. Gerdes states that prostitution is the act of two adults entering a room, agreeing on a price, and having sex. Although this profession has grown rapidly throughout times, it is still illegal and costing the U.S. millions to fight. Prostitution creates a world full of crime and violence....   [tags: Sex Crimes]
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The Destructive Power of Peer Pressure - Peer pressure: influence from members of one's peer group. Peer pressure is an incredibly widespread issue in today’s society, and can have many significant and long lasting effects. Peer pressure is an issue that can be found in many places, with many varying degrees, but often happens for the same reasons. Peer pressure can cause drug and alcohol addictions, being caught shoplifting, failing exams, and other problems. It has many causes, with many contributing factors, but is most prevalent during the teenage years, as teens look beyond the guidance of their parents, and seek answers from their peers....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays]
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Explanation to Crime and Deviancy - ... The two theories and Feminism a similar in that they view society as unfair or biased. According to them society is governed by the wealthy (bourgeoisie) and men (Patriarchy). They are the ruling class; thus they pass laws which only affect women and the working class (proletariat). Consequently these laws are broken by these groups of people in retaliation. However with this said feminism would nevertheless criticise Conflict theory and Marxism for their emphasis on class inequality more than gender inequality....   [tags: social behavior, marxism and conflict theory]
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Prisons Full to the Brink - American prisons are being filled to the brink. With new prisoners being transferred in daily and few being released back into the world, it is no wonder why the most important issue with today's prison system is the mass overcrowding taking place in our prisons. Prisons in America are being overcrowded with small time criminals. The majority of the incarcerated is due to violent crimes. However, another large group of those imprisoned are the drug offenders that were convicted for either possession or use....   [tags: American Prisons, Prisoners, Crime Rates]
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Safety on College Campuses - Safety is a tremendous issue on college campuses, and additional procedures need to be taken to prevent crimes from happening. When walking onto a college campus as a young adult, people get a rush of the unknown. The unknown could be going to college parties and late night study groups. College should be like any high school or elementary school and have better security measures to protect their students. The reasons we need these extra steps are to prevent violence, give students a sense of security, and monitor visitors on campus....   [tags: Safety, College Campuses, ] 514 words
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Internal Control - Companies must have “Internal Control” to maintain principles and limitations. Internal controls are in place to help with securing the company from theft, robbery, and unauthorized use and enhancing the corrected and reliability of its accounting records by minimizing errors and making sure that are no unknown patterns in the accounting process. All U.S. corporations are required to have an adequate system of internal control because of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 or the companies will be subject to fines and company officers may be imprisoned that do not comply....   [tags: Accounting ] 903 words
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Criminal Behavior - It has always been a traditional view that males commit more crimes than females as females are seen more as victims than perpetrators. According to most literature men are the predominant figures where crime is concerned and women are seen as law abiding citizens this essay will show that to an extent gender is a useful tool in explaining criminal behaviour in terms of whether a male or female may have committed a certain type of crime however because of the massive range of differences between different theorists and their explanations of female crime and the link to explaining behaviour there are lots of misconceptions regarding this....   [tags: Social Issues, Crime] 1962 words
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The Impact of Social Stereotypes on Juror´s Decisions - The amount of Psychological research about the impact of social stereotypes on juror’s decisions is increasing. Previous studies have looked at everything from the effect of differences in social categories (Deaux, K, 1984) to the gender of the perpetrator (e.g., Clark, H.L., & Nightingale, N.N., 1997; Mallozi, J., McDermott, V., & Kayson, W . A., 1990). The current study questions whether or not male defendants are always more likely to be found guilty compared to female defendants, or does the match with the crime type matter....   [tags: defendant race, blue-collars] 561 words
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Safeguarding Assets: The SOX Act - What is internal control. According to University of Phoenix, Axia College Internal Control and Cash (2009), internal control is all of the related methods and measures adopted within an organization to safeguard its assets and enhance the accuracy and reliability of its accounting records. The primary reasons for internal control are help companies protect their investments and merchandise against theft from everyone, including employees and to make sure that the accounting is done correctly and truthfully....   [tags: The Sarbanes- Oxley Act of 2002] 527 words
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Child Abuse and Maltreatment - Child maltreatment is described as any form of physical harm towards an individual, neglect, emotional, physical, and or sexual abuse which may result in injuries or could emotionally harm a child (Echlin, 1995). Children who have been victims of abused normally display patterns of maladaptive behaviors (Echlin, 1995). Even though some behaviors are frequently seen in most children at one point , when they are prevalent and long-lasting, rather than isolated and temporary they may designate child abuse (Echlin, 1995)....   [tags: behaviors, abuse, victims, relationships]
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Effect of Male Stream Knowledge on Sociological Explanations of Behavior - Effect of Male Stream Knowledge on Sociological Explanations of Behavior One effect of male stream knowledge in sociological explanations of behaviour is that men tend to be very much in favour of positivist methods, like scientific research and proof. Whereas feminists think that the sympathetic approach is better therefore using things like observations, this mainly due to the fact that positivist research has many flaws. Another effect is that due to the fact that men develop most sociological explanations of crime and therefore they only talk bout men....   [tags: Papers] 2444 words
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Why Most Convicted Criminals are Young, Male and Working-Class - Why Most Convicted Criminals are Young, Male and Working-Class Official crime statistics show that young, working-class males commit most crime. The following are some reasons that I can think of to explain these generalisations. Young ===== I think young people commit crime as they are out of the age group when their parents closely supervise them. Their curfews may have been extended and parents tend to give them a bit more space, privacy and freedom. They are no longer treated as children but are denied the same rights and responsibilities as adults....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 699 words
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The Gender Differences in Particular Types of Crime - The object of this paper is to explain gender differences in particular types of crime. I intend to do this by using various books and the Internet to briefly explore burglary, prostitution and crime related to a violent nature. I also wish to include any graphs or statistics I may find of interest and relevance to this essay. It has been stated that the differences between men and women, and their upbringing, has greatly influenced the crimes they commit and whether they commit crimes at all....   [tags: Crime Essays] 1189 words
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Teenagers Today Lack Moral Values and Self-Discipline - Teenagers Today Lack Moral Values and Self-Discipline Moral values and graciousness, in the past, were prominent in most teenagers. Majority of the youths then learnt respect, courtesy, consideration, decency, propriety, honesty and righteousness from a young age, and had enough self-discipline to hold to these values. However, these moral values and self-discipline are slowly diminishing over the years, as most of the younger generation are gradually disregarding these ethics....   [tags: Papers] 653 words
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The Murder of Mr. and Mrs. Borden - ... Abby went to the doctor; Abby’s doctor was her next door neighbor, Doctor Bowen. Doctor Bowen said “Abby, you may have been poisoned” (A+E Televisions Networks). When Doctor Bowen said that she may have been poisoned he was very unconvinced about this fact. Lizzie was the one who attempted to poison Mr. and Mrs. Borden (“Lizzie Borden”). During this time at the Borden House they had a maid that lived at their house. Their maid was an Irish immigrant. The maid’s name was Bridget Sullivan. Bridget started working at the Borden house in 1889....   [tags: notorious crimes and cases]
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Parents’ Violence Towards Their Children - Parents’ violence towards their children Should parents use violence when rising up their children. No, they should not. In fact, why should they use violence while there is a possible solution for everything. Many parents today use violence towards their children and this violence leads to the destruction of the children’s self. Why treat one with violence, which will eventually lead to one maneuvering their way when treating his parents to avoid the violence against him or her. Not only that, but also one will also use violence against his parents when one grows up to protect oneself from their parents’ violence....   [tags: Parenting ]
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