These ideologies help convey various differences in public opinions towards domestic violence, and how much blame should be placed on the victims themselves. Through proper research in this area, many criminal justice agencies and lawmakers can develop and implement various policies and laws, which will aim not only to protect the victims, but also to lower re-victimization levels, as well as providing adequate education, punishment, and counselling for those who are the perpetrators of this nasty crime. Description/Explanation of the Topic/Issue The question many ask of victims of domestic violence is why they stay in abusive relationships (Nitu, 2012). Leaving an abusive relationship is, most of the times, easier said than done. As Nitu (2012) notes, many women who are in abusive relationships have a true fear of further violence if they leave, attempt to leave, or seek help in dealing with an abusive relationship.
Prejudice is defined as a preconceived thought or opinion about someone. While prejudice can be positive, in the concept of hate crimes they are negative feelings, thoughts, or opinions that are aimed towards a certain religious, ethnic, race, or even sexual orientation group. The typical definition of hate crime is that a crime has been committed by a majority member against a minority member simply because the victim was a minority. However, as of recent the definition has been expanded to allow for any crime committed by bias towards the victim’s social group such as anti-gay or anti-lesbian. Hate crimes are an extreme, potential effect due to prejudice and discrimination towards someone based on ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.
In conclusion, hate crimes are one of the major problems in today’s society because of the increased discrimination of various groups due to their religion, race, color, disability, and sexual orientation. These offenses are primarily conducted on the basis of bias motivation though the perpetrator must not necessarily hate his/her target. The impact of these crimes is two-fold i.e. psychological distress on victims and sending a message to a group on how they are unsafe or unwanted in a specific neighborhood. These crimes differ from other violent crimes since they tend to increase, escalate, and spiral.
This paper does not go as far to say that imitation is a tautology for the cause of criminal behavior; rather, merely that it is the most important factor of criminal behavior. With so many crimes occurring around the globe, the question remains: where does criminal behaviour stem from? Some say it is how a person is brought up, while others believe it is caused by peer influence. Though these two conditions certainly can lead to extremes in behavior, most unlawful acts stem from imitation. For example, if a person saw a crime being committed, and they believed that the act was rewarding in some manner to themselves if they were to perform it, they would act on it.
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The most recent legislation has been directed specifically to acts of hate against people of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc. The Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act, S. 625, also known as the Hate Crime Prevention Act, if enacted would strengthen current law as it relates to hate crimes motivated by a victim’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc. Hate crimes are not only destructive to the victims and their families, but damaging to the victims families and friends. It also is very damaging to our American ideals. America stands and shines for diversity and equality.
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As I contemplate this story I have come to realize its significance as the first story or if some would believe act of murder. The act of murder, or killing of one human being by another with malice intent, has an extremely gripping effect on our society. While there are a large portion who are terrified by the thought of murder there are certain people who are fascinated by murder and the people who could even think about committing such a heinous act. Much of the information we think we know about murder is fed to us from the media such as TV shows or movies and news channels and has such given us a false sense of insecurity as to who we can and cannot trust when it comes to the safety of our lives. Through the use of national statistics and scientific studies I aim to properly explain some facts about the act of murder such as who is most likely to be murdered or commit a murder, whether or not social fac... ... middle of paper ... ... required.
Offender’s commit fraudulent acts in the course of normal business practice, but is considered unethical and violates accepted accounting principles and mainly public trust. To help better understand the issue the essay will explain several incidents which are involved with white collar crime and how it hurts many individuals from families to businesses. Even though white-collar crime offender’s gain an increase in salary and may go unnoticed, the criminal justice system should continue to take a stance on white collar crime. Because mainly white collar crime is a serious invincible crime, laws that regulate white collar crimes are necessary, and impacts society's way of life. Additionally, a proposed suggestion will be presented to counter the identified problems and conclude final thoughts on white-collar crime.