As long as there is an active show of interaction between law enforcement and the public, than the likelihood of information sharing is always greater. The gang related activity of America cannot be extinguished overnight, but understanding that the fight against such crime is not an easy task will help win the American people’s support. The average citizen is enraged as well as discouraged by the acts of criminal gang forces, and the majority of Americans stand behind law enforcement already. The only way to put a dent in the criminal gang forces of America is through a combination of cooperation, education, and training techniques. WORKS CITED Lowenthall, M.M.
A gang is a group of people who engage in anti-social behavior to fulfill a common objective or goal set forth by other members. Members of gangs usually include people who have been around violence all their lives and suffer from a low-class lifestyle. They usually lacked a positive role model and are in search of acceptance. They believe gangs provide the structured lifestyle they need and are willing to do anything for it. Technically it’s not their fault for believing this, due to their whole life being based around criminal activity.
Crime will always surround us, but it often avoids the attention of monitoring systems which are established to measure the amount of crime and its victims (Skogan, 1977). There is truth in the fact that many crimes are not reported to the police, while other crimes are reported but never recorded. There are many reasons as to why this occurs. Firstly, the phrase “The dark figure of crime” is a concept used by criminologists and sociologists alike. It is a concept used to describe the crimes that remain undiscovered, unrecorded or unreported.
All Enron 's shareholders and employees, young and old, had to over from the bottom to regain what Enron had taking from them. Yes, the top key players deserve to be punished but everyone in that building did not know what was going on behind those closed doors. However, Society doesn 't think that white collar /corporate crimes are not as serious as Street crime. "Victims who fall prey to a financial scheme appear less deserving of sympathy compared to those injured during a violent criminal event; indeed, the physical harm is usually much greater in the latter (Dodge, 2013)." One misconception about crimes in today 's society will be that people don 't commit crimes always for food, drugs, and money.
As time has gone on, the word gang has grown to be a word that many worry about when they hear it. It seems a “gang” has evolved from just being a group of people to a group of people that associate in criminal or other antisocial purpose. Street gangs have become the primary distributors of illegal drugs on the streets, Gang members smuggle and transport drugs within the country, and many use juveniles to do their “dirty work” due to the high risks of getting arrested. Juveniles do not receive a sentence a grown adult would in court; which leads to many gangs persuading juveniles into joining their “Family”. The discovery of many juveniles gang related tattoos does not come as a surprise due to the large amounts of street gangs in the street that pursue teenager’s to join their associations.
Common sense is a simple philosophy that many have failed to master. Common sense is an ability to receive, interpret, and judge a situation reasonably. Common sense has a direct correlation to the discretion a law enforcement officer will utilize throughout their career. This paper will discuss a few aspects of the law enforcement profession that relates to mechanisms emplaced to deal with discretion: internal control mechanisms, external control mechanisms, citizen control m... ... middle of paper ... ...e to rush over to the robbery in progress. This scenario is not written in black and white but the officer’s discretion is allowed to play out and define the needs over a petty theft versus a felonious assault.
In todays United States we have a huge problem affecting society, gangs and the violence that follows them wherever they go. These days’ gangs aren’t just compiled of grown adults, they often lure in young teens to do dirty work and to add numbers to their turf. Despite laws aimed straight at these gangs they still defy the law and wreak havoc upon the territory that they claim. The members in the gang have a gang first mentality and will do everything possible to provide for and protect their fellow members. They will very rarely snitch on their own to help put a stop to some of the meaningless crimes committed by these savages.
This theory is not true because not all criminals are born with chromosomal abnormalities. A lot of criminals are made throughout their lives. Some may have gotten bullied growing up, others may have had problems with their parent. I believe it is impossible to be born a criminal unless there is a complication and you have some kind of mental problem. Social Conflict Theory I accept this theory because the capitalist society did
They preferred to observe burglars in their natural habitat rather than speak with already incarcerated offenders in criminal justice system surroundings. One of only a small handful of studies involving active burglars, the book describes the motivation, considerations, and choices that burglars make throughout each stage of crime. Follo... ... middle of paper ... ...tt Decker showed in their book that there are many aspects of criminals to consider. “Burglars on the Job” is the definitive book about how burglars work. It provides many profound insights for those interested in the mentality of criminals as well as anyone who wants to protect their home.
While no theory explains criminality every time, Sutherland 's research has revolutionized sociological and criminological thinking. Sutherland disagreed with the notion that individuals became criminals due to psychological and economic factors. Instead, he claimed that individuals learned criminal behavior and the rationalizations for it through communication. Sykes and Matza expanded on this in "Techniques of Neutralization". Sutherland and Cressey, and Benson explored how white-collar criminals rationalize their misbehavior and why they often seem unrestrained by the law.