Crime and Domestic Terrorism in the United States

analytical Essay
1972 words
1972 words

Crime is a social phenomenon. Crime doesn’t have a race, a gender, or an economic status. Anyone can commit crime and we are all capable of crime, but it really just depends on many factors that you come across in life that make you more susceptible to crime. Crime can be as petty as J-walking or as big as murder. The life of just the criminal is not the only one affected when a crime is committed. The shockwave of pain that a crime can make is exponential and nothing brings such a large group of people together to feel that pain than a mass shooting such as the Columbine shooting in 1999 or the Aurora movie theatre shooting in 2012. So many aspects go into the studying of crime and crime itself is always evolving. With crime comes a justice system, a way to deal with people who break these said laws that society puts in place to protect the public. The justice system of the United States is one of the best in the world. A justice system that champions innocent before proven guilty is why the world looks to our justice system as one of the best. With our justice system, just like any other justice system, come flaws. These flaws are perceived by people in different ways. People will be upset with ruling and yes, our system isn’t perfect, but like stated above, we have one of the best systems in the world. This studying of crime using different theories has helped us explain the why factor of crime. We always don’t know why people create crime but these theories can show us why popular crimes such as violent, property and victimless crimes may occur.
Domestic Terrorism in the United States has been prevalent throughout this country’s existence. The term Domestic Terrorism is defined as “…the unlawful use of force or violence, com...

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... examined could have had many theories attached to them. Humans are complex individuals and sometimes things are not what they seem. So the question then remains, which theory is the right one to attach to the crime? Which theory fits best? The answer is that it depends on your point of view and where you came from. Your background will make you perceive life a certain way. What you see depends on where you sit. Violent crimes committed by humans are interesting. So many factors go into why the person did what they did. Property crimes in my opinion are more juvenile and most people grow out of that stage as they mature into adulthood. Victimless crimes are crimes in my opinion that are hard to stop. So many people down load illegal music for instance that it would be almost impossible for people to keep sharing music, unless you made the punishment severe enough.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that crime doesn't have a race, gender, or economic status, but it can be as petty as j-walking or as big as murder.
  • Defines domestic terrorism as the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.
  • Explains that the washington dc navy yard shooting rampage occurred on september 16, 2013, when a lone gunman, aaron alexis, shot twelve people and injured three others.
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