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A pickpocket by trade Jenny first steals Amsterdam’s necklace. Because the necklace has much sentimental value, he tracks her down and gets it back, he also gets the girl. Second, the Draft Riots of 1863. The riots began because of the draft, instated because of the Civil War. The public was furious that you could buy your way out for 300 dollars.
Attempts have been made to reach a definition of hate crime, including that it is a crime, most commonly violence, motivated by prejudice, bias or hatred towards a particular group of which the victim is rarely significant to the offender and is most commonly a stranger to him or her. The current law (18 U.S.C. 245) permits federal prosecution of a hate crime only if the crime was motivated by bias based on race, religion, national origin, or color, and the assailant intended to prevent the victim from exercising a "federally protected right" (e.g. voting, attending school, etc.) This dual requirement substantially limits the potential for federal assistance in investigating or prosecuting hate crimes, even when the crime is particularly heinous.
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His cooperation has also led to major charges against Kidder Peabody, Martin Siegel, and other financiers. Without Boeskey’s help, catching other insider-trading criminals would have been almost impossible. Ivan Boesky even wrote a book about his involvement in the world of insider trading; he called it Merger Mania. This case illustrated that there were real consequences to white collar crime. In addition to paying the fifty million dollar fine, he relinquished another fifty million dollars of his illegal trading profits.
Afterward, a former vice-mayor of Hangzhou and vice-mayor of Suzhou were sentenced to death for taking $46 million (“China Executes Corrupt Hangzhou and Suzhou Officials”). Other high-profile officers also punished, such as a former head of the country 's main nuclear firm (“China Executes Corrupt Hangzhou and Suzhou Officials”). By actively punishing embezzlers with capital punishment, China’s score in Corruption Perception Index increased one point between 2012 and 2013 (Transparency International). The second country is Vietnam. Vietnam Development Bank’s director was punished after confirming fake loans of $89 millions (McCoy).
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If you search the word Crime in Google the first definition that will pop up is “an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law.”(Google search engine) Now this doesn’t sound fun, in fact, that’s why most of society avoids breaking the law. There are those who commit crime regardless of the risk. Breaking down crime into sub categories, society is inundated with all kinds of different crime. The focus for this paper is Theft. People often wonder, what motivates criminals to commit theft?
In my essay I will first talk about crime and what it means, I will then talk about what different methods criminologists use to collect crime such as crime surveys and self report studies and there positive and negative sides. I will then go on to talk about victimless crimes. The definition of crime is something that is punishable by the criminal justice system, and is “An act punishable by law, as being forbidden by statute or injurious to the public welfare… an evil or injurious act, an offence, a sin.” (Robert.R 2002) The Dark figure of crime is the amount of crime which is unreported or unknown The total amount of crime in a community consists of crimes which are known or recorded and the dark figure of crime. Criminologists have used differing methods (like victimization surveys) to try to decrease the amount of unknown or unrecorded crime. In many cases, a crime will either be unrecorded or unreported.