Youth delinquency and gangs has come to the forefront in different areas of Chicago, being a little more specific one of the areas is ... ... middle of paper ... .... and Fraser, L. (2002) “Urban Violence among African American Males: Case, T. (1994). Covering youth gangs. Editor & Publisher, 127(41), 12. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com Chicago Gangs. Retrieved December 13, 2004 from http://gangresearch.net Patterson, D. (2007, Apr).
You think to yourself that this cannot be possible, you must dreaming, you reiterate that a person has been shot outside of your home and is in need of help. The dispatcher tells you there is nothing she can do at the moment because all the officers are on other calls and this will have to wait. This scenario may be extreme, however; right now across the United States, the financial crisis has effected law enforcement. Budget reductions are causing vacancies in police departments to go unfilled while at the same time crime rates in several states are rising. The recession is not only effecting the United States financially, it is also effecting the safety of every person living in this country.
Cities like Chicago and Compton deal with murder on a daily basis. Police Departments have specific units just to handle murder and the elements that come with it. Homicide also goes hand in hand with politics. Usually, violent, crime ridden cities are the hot bed issues among the candidates that run them. Just recently, in the presidential race in 2017, the problem of Chicago and their skyrocketing murder rate was discussed.
An analysis of the most famous murderers and serial killers in the Chicago area shows varying degrees of psychopathy or mental illnesses, which ultimately contribute to homicidal comportment. Analysis also shows that... ... middle of paper ... ..., Russell D. “Criminal Madness: Cultural Iconography and Insanity.” Stanford Law Review 61.6 (2009): 1375-1427. Flynn, Clifton P. “Examining the Links between Animal Abuse and Human Violence”. Crime, Law and Social Change 55.5 (2011): 453-68 Hill, Rachael A. “Character, Choice, and Aberrant Behavior: Aligning Criminal Sentencing with Concepts of Moral Blame."
So a rise in criminal activity may not be due to fewer police, but rather rising unemployment hard economic times usually steer to an increase in crime, but what is happening across the U.S. now is absolutely stunning. Here in the United States, there are many communities where it is not safe to even go out at night, at times in my may be even in your own neighborhood. You may be even one of the millions that lock themselves in their own homes to try to keep crime away. It’s getting hard to just living your daily life because you are afraid of what kind of crime is going right outside the house you live. The sad thing is that crime will probably get even greater as our economic conditions continue fail.
Out of 31,346 sentenced prisoners in federal institutions, drug law violators were the largest single category, 9487. By legalizing drugs, there would be no more drug offenders to lock up. Since many drug users would no longer be committing violent or property crimes to pay for their habits, there would be fewer real criminals. This decrease in inmates would bring the overflowing federal prison system down to its rated capacity. The excessive efforts now used against drug activity and drug related-crimes by police would then be put to use more effectively for catching rapists, murderers, and the remaining criminals who commit crimes against people and property.
Punishment would depend on the age of the offender as Victorians were keen to make examples of young offenders who received rigorous punishments even for petty crimes. For example, the case of William Trimmer, 14 years of age, sentenced to 10 days hard labour and 5 years reform for such an insignificant crime – stealing two bottles of lemonade. 10 days hard labour was by itself... ... middle of paper ... ... Police were not treating the people of London equally regardless of how rich or poor they were. Working class people felt that the Police were enforcing middle class standards of respectability. The East End needed Police attention more than the West End of London because there were higher levels of crime and potential crime.
This has furthered increased the gap between the community and police, as citizens believe that police harass and arrest them for petty crimes. Hostile environments are easily increased and prone to happen, searching to deter crime disparities came before a U.S. Justice Department Review of the Tampa Police Department and reported that “While recent census estimates show 26 percent of Tampa’s population is African-American, black men and women made up 54 percent of all TPD arrests in 2013” (Amman, 2015). The Police Department argues that though they are making a lot of arrest, their zero-tolerance policing helped reduced crime rate. Concentrating on socially disadvantaged areas and making arrests can create racial disproportionality in prisons. The Zero tolerance policing can also be associated with the broken windows theory.
This number is alarming that more then half of the prisoners that are released on parole are still breaking the law and not for petty little issues. These criminals have no where to turn, living with others who offend when on parole and haven’t got an` understanding of what it means to live in a safe community. For a selected it is a trouble that prison is nontoxic and better living environment for them. For most of these people they blend into society, however are committing crimes that are vile. The Herald Sun are involved highly with the changes that are being made to the parole system.
Strain Theory. Conflict theory explains the belief that individuals choose to commit a crime, which many po... ... middle of paper ... ...he city.” In Detroit crime is a huge problem due to the police having a low amount of police on payroll. Police in Detroit do not get paid that much depending on the ranking the police. According to FBI “Robbery offenses accounted for 29.2 percent of violent crime offenses; rape accounted for 6.9 percent; and murder accounted for 1.2 percent.” Criminology is a way for people to get involved in a more deep sense to find a way to stop the killing. With this statistics out here I think more studies of criminology and feminist criminology should be taken seriously.