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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gangs - When was the last time you were able to turn on the news and not hear about some sort of violent act. Crime is a growing concern amongst most cities, and street gangs are behind a lot of the trouble. Street gangs have plagued the streets for centuries and there is no stopping the urge to commit such hideous crimes. Gangs grow from recruiting young kids but what makes a kid decide to join a crime filled lifestyle. The gang life contains many negative aspects including the most notorious reason for violence, drugs....   [tags: essays research papers] 1148 words
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Kleptomania - Kleptomania 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....   [tags: essays research papers] 1704 words
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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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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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ORC RESEARCH - Loss prevention and risk management have become an increasing sector for businesses and companies. Loss prevention has gained a larger role on organized crime cases within the field of retail. Experienced groups have been targeting retailers for numerous years, but merchants are just starting to come together to combat organized retail theft, developing crime databases and establishing stronger loss prevention departments. The rapid growth of organized retail theft has affected how retail loss prevention departments handle the large cases....   [tags: Crime ]
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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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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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The Amazing Color-coded Campus - The Amazing Color-coded Campus At a glance ours had seemed the perfect school, with its large remodeled buildings, looming green trees and a campus filling a whole city block. Everyone wanted to go there, just so that they could cut class and escape to the real world. For me, leaving a private school where everyone looked and acted the same for a school known for having the largest and most diverse student body in the United States was nothing less than a dream come true. On my first day, though, I realized why my parents had originally yanked me out of public school....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 1382 words
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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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Speech: Against Capital Punishment - Speech: Against Capital Punishment MOTION: " We believe that capital punishment is not needed in a civilised community." Imagine yourself in a small, isolated cabin waiting to be led to your execution. A small, scrawny man comes to collect you. Your whole life rushes past you as you take your few, final footsteps to the execution chamber. This is the thought 7,000 people have experienced in the last 18 months. These people were executed cruelly by capital punishment in countries all over the globe....   [tags: Papers] 1171 words
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The Gender Differences in Particular Types of Crime - 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: Papers] 1189 words
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Speech on Peer Pressure - Speech on Peer Pressure Go on." "Everybody's doing it." "It's only one drink." "You're such a loser." I didn't know what to do. All these voices were repeating themselves over and over in my head. I didn't want to give into them because I knew what I was doing was wrong. I didn't want everyone to think I was scared but what if my parents found out. Why was I here. Are these people really my friends if they are really doing this to me. These were the vital questions that I didn't know the answers to....   [tags: Papers] 1517 words
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Joy School by Elizabeth Berg - Joy School by Elizabeth Berg Elizabeth Berg's "Joy School" is about experiencing first love. This essay will discuss plot, character, and setting and how they relate to the story and with one another. The conflict in the story is that Katie doesn't realize that she can't have Jimmy and yet she still dreams about them being together. The action develops from the conflict because Katie always goes and visits Jummy at the gasstation when she gets a chance which contributes to her having hopes and dreams about Jimmy....   [tags: Papers] 475 words
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Lucky Luciano - Lucky Luciano Lucky Luciano is known as one of the greatest gangsters of all time. He was born in Lercara Friddi, Sicily on November 11, 1896. His parents were Antiono and Rosalia Luciana. He was born with the name Salvatore Lucinia. Luciano left Sicily with his parents in 1906 on route to New York. Salvatore wanted to fit in so he called himself Charles. His parents were never home, so he grew up on the streets. By the age of 9 he was already involved in extortion, mugging, and shoplifting....   [tags: Papers] 624 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: Papers] 699 words
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The Difficulties of Being a Teenager - The Difficulties of Being a Teenager “Go on.” “Everybody’s doing it.” “It’s only one drink.” “You’re such a loser.” I didn’t know what to do. All these voices were repeating over and over in my head. I didn’t want to give into them because I knew what I was doing was wrong. I didn’t want everyone to think I was scared but what if my parents found out. Why was I here. Are these people really my friends if they are really doing this to me. These were the questions that I didn’t know the answers to....   [tags: Papers] 1214 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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Charles Ng - On June 2, 1985, Officer Daniel Wright, of the San Francisco Police Department, was dispatched to a lumberyard where a shoplifting had just occurred. Upon arrival, a store employee informed the officer that an Asian man had concealed a bench vice in his jacket and was seen placing it in the trunk of a 1980 Honda Prelude., and when the employee attempted to question the man he quickly fled on foot. Officer Wright looked into the vehicle and discovered a bag that contained a silenced handgun. At this point a bearded man approached the officer with a sales receipt claiming that he had paid for the vice his friend had taken....   [tags: Capture of Serial Kill Charles Ng Narrative] 956 words
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Borax and the Hippies - After some distance a patrol car pulled up behind me and began flashing its lights and sounding its alarm. Damn. The patrolman was courteous, but still he ordered me out and searched my van. I asked him what he was looking for, and he only mentioned that he had a call about Hippies that had done some shoplifting near Phoenix two nights ago. He let me go after I showed him my drivers license and vehicle registration. I recalled that the Hippies had new clothes in bags––some with tags still attached....   [tags: hippies,] 1182 words
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My Role in Life - Being from a middle class modern day gesellschaft community living in the foothills of the Cascades I rarely, until now, have thought about how I became the way I am. I have held many statuses in my life including: fisherman, photographer, student, mountain climber, son, friend,boyfriend, laborer. Statuses come and go but the two achieved statuses that will hopefully stick with me for life are photographer and climber. As a climber the role I am expected to take is one of safety and competence....   [tags: Personal Experience] 860 words
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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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