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Should Shoplifting Be An Effective Weapon Against Crime?

- ... All things considered, shoplifting is a major problem that needs to be dealt with in multiple fashions. The crime of shoplifting is very enticing because new goods are temptingly displayed, self-service gives the time and opportunity to take and conceal goods, there is little chance of being caught, and if caught, there are many plausible excuses (Clarke and Petrossian). Also, many stores do not report shoplifters because they feel that they can deal with the problem on their own and going through the process of prosecution takes too much time and effort to complete making shoplifting an easy crime to get away with (Clarke and Petrossian)....   [tags: Shoplifting, Theft, Retailing, Package pilferage]

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Shoplifting is a Crime Committed by Many

- ... Have you heard the term Kleptomania (Wikipedia Foundations Inc.) which is a compulsive urge to steal. Preteen and teens know that they’re not supposed to steal, but they still do it for the thrill. As teens are given more control over their lives, some teens steal as a way of rebelling (kids Health). Some teens get a rush of excitement and in their mind when they shoplift they think of it as free stuff. After some people steal they get a habit of stealing and they can’t help it, then they have to do it over and over again....   [tags: steal, teenagers, law]

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Shoplifting: A Hard Habit to Break

- Shoplifting: A Hard Habit to Break Erik* walks up to me outside of the Diesel store on Newbury Street. “I needed new jeans,” he said. A little further away from the store he shows me the pants that cost about $150 in he store, he shoplifted or as he says "scooped" two pairs. Inside the bag with the pants are a few shirts and the shoes he is wearing he tells me he switched with shoes he had on. Erik is 22, he does it because he says he is feeding an addiction. His name has been changed for anonymity....   [tags: Dialogue Essays]

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Informative Essay: Shoplifting

- Shoplifting is a very big problem in America. Shoplifting affects more than the offender. It overburdens the police and the courts, adds to a store's security expenses, costs consumers more for goods, costs communities lost dollars in sales taxes and hurts children and families. Not all shoplifters are the same, there are two distinct types. There are also many ways to help prevent shoplifting. The consumer is affected in a few different ways because of shoplifting. For the consumer who shoplifts, which is usually a teenager or senior citizen, the law affects them....   [tags: Informative Essays]

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John Doe Case Study: Theft and Prosecution

- John Doe is an individual that left his country in an effort to make a better life. However, he does not have legal status in America and was recently arrested for shoplifting merchandise, which was valued over $1,000.In 2013 Turley stated, “Millions of people in this country are indeed here illegally. While many would prefer to use “undocumented workers,” many others believe that these individuals are illegal by definition and should not be allowed to circumvent immigration laws.” Upon John’s arrest, he voluntarily began to make incriminating statements to the arresting officers....   [tags: Defendant, Shoplifting]

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- Smash. The Skytrain screeched into an abrupt stop, causing me to hit my head on the bar beside me. "Owe, my head." I yelled with my hand over my forehead and kneeling down on the floor as if someone has just punched me in the stomach. "Are you okay?" giggled Tina wrapping her arms around my waist and helping my stand up. My eyes become watery. "Yeah I'm fine thanks." I mumble with a weak smile on my face as I brush myself off. "Oh Daniel." Tina's eyes focuses onto my forehead. I flinch as she gently touches it....   [tags: Creative Writing, Narrative]

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Five-Finger Discount

- Five-Finger Discount Every day, prices of products that we need continue to go up and up. Simple things like bread and tea go up for reasons that at first seem unknown. These High prices make it hard for many families to make ends meet. At the root of this problem there are many factors like inflation, over priced mark-up, and quantity of the product. But the one thing that should not lead to higher prices is shoplifting. Shoplifting is a plague that is sweeping this nation. Because shoplifting has become such a problem, stores are forced to raise prices to make up for lost sales....   [tags: Shoplifting Stealing Security Retail Essays]

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A Case Of The Old Bailey Records

- ... Morris’s shop and he claimed he had left all three of them unaccompanied in the shop to fetch the other silks they expressed interest to purchase. However, Mr. Ernstone did not admit he did not see them go directly behind the counter, where the silks were laid and wrapped while he was gone. Although, there was no direct eyewitness that vouched for Brown’s shoplifting there was clear evidence when Morris confronted Brown with the silks under her petticoat. Therefore Brown was regarded with great suspicion, especially considering her previous record....   [tags: Crime, Theft, 2nd millennium, Centuries]

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Deterring Juvenile Criminal Activity

- Deterring Juvenile Criminal Activity Arresting juvenile shoplifters can help deter future criminal activity. Despite millions of dollars spent by retailers each year on surveillance and enforcement devices to deter theft, shoplifting continues to be a major crime problem. Store security personnel detect as many as two million shoplifting cases per year, but many are not reported to the police. And of the almost 400,000 shoplifters detained and turned over to the police annually, the vast majority are not arrested partly because shoplifters often are not tried and sentenced....   [tags: Papers]

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Crimes Against Property

- I. Introduction Instances of property crime have a tendency to fluctuate particularly when the economy is in a state of decline; however, a report just released by the FBI claims property crimes have decreased based on averages taken from reporting agencies for the first six months of 2013 (Minegar, 2014). While actual incidences of property crime may have decreased the methods used in committing these crimes continues to change with advances in technology. Crimes like identity theft are reported regularly....   [tags: economy, FBI, computer technology]

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The Influence of Defendant Gender and Crime Types towards Juror Decisions

- ... It is therefore evident that support stereotyping exist in juror decision. However, due to some limitations in the existing studies like for example in McCoy and Gray (2011) study, they did not tell us the reason why father rated as guiltier than a female. Based on observation, both studies fail to proof the existence of stereotyping when the participant link the gender factor and the nature behaviour of the specific crime itself- violent or sneaky. There are also several limitations to the current study that must be noted such as the use of individual juror judgments, rather than jury decisions....   [tags: stereotypes, McCoy and Gray]

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A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime

- A Judge’s Decision Has Potential Bias Due To Crime Introduction A Clemson University Student named Erin Brophy did an experiment to see if there was potential bias in a legal case depending on the crime. She did this after hearing about an experiment performed by Dr. Ben Stephens and Dr. Spurgeon Cole. They wanted to know if a prior association between a lawyer and a judge had potential judicial bias. Erin Brophy found that there is no difference in crime whether a judge will be biased....   [tags: Legal Research Papers]

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My Life 's Journey From High School

- ... By this time my drug dependency was extremely bad, and I chose to resign, instead of treatment, after four and half years. After my resignation from AT&T, I lived on the streets, sleeping wherever I could, and indulging in drug usage daily. I became adapted to street life, and each day mirrored the day before. I developed street survival skills e.g., where to go and get a hot meal (soup kitchens), what churches gave out clothes and when, government assistance programs, etc. My day would start off with finding somewhere to eat, usually a hotel’s continental breakfast bar (if I got up in time), I would get dressed (usually a polo shirt and shorts, to look like a guest), and waltz past...   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Cocaine, Crack cocaine]

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Crime Rates And Fear Of Crime

- CRIME RATES AND FEAR OF CRIME IN AUSTRALIA The public’s opinion about the type of crimes committed and their rate of increase significantly influences the development of law enforcement policies (Davis & Dossetor, 2010). However, there often exists a discrepancy between the public view of crimes committed and the actual number of crimes committed which is essentially obtained through statistics from police and victim reports. The difference mainly lies on the public’s perception of an increase in crime rates when in fact crimes rates are on the decrease....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Crime statistics, Theft]

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Problem-Solving Criminal Justice Initiative

- Problem-solving Criminal Justice Initiative We can all agree that an important goal of the American criminal justice system is rehabilitation. It expects that most, if not all, offenders to learn from his or her wrongdoing and become productive members of society (Ballenstedt, 2008). It is this thinking at the heart of a community-based initiative that is designed to bring law enforcement officials together to form a single concerted effort to identify and address patterns of crime, mitigate the underlying conditions that fuel crime, and engage the community as an active partner (Wolf, Prinicples of Problem-Solving Justice, 2007)....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]

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Biography of Charles Lucky Luciano

- Biography of Charles Lucky Luciano Almost everyone experiences a criminal career (Moffitt, 43). The onset begins during adolescence and involves a series of petty crimes. The amount of crimes committed during the criminal career at any given time is the rate at which the offender offends. What differentiates the “career criminal” from the person who had a “criminal career” is this; Whereas the latter by-and-large discontinues their crimes by the time they are in their mid-20s, those who are career criminals will persist with their offending at a high rate during their life course (Moffitt, 41)....   [tags: Papers]

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Understanding Kleptomania and Kleptomanics

- Our text describes a number of disorders with an irresistible impulse-usually one that will ultimately be harmful to the person affected. However, DSM-IV-TR includes fives additional impulse-control disorders (Called impulse –control disorders not elsewhere classified) that are not included under other categories…intermittent explosive disorder, pyromania, pathological gambling, trichotillomania, and kleptomania. Kleptomania (impulsive stealing) Origin Kleptomania is a strong desire to steal. Often a kleptomaniac person steals things he could have bought easily or things that are not at all expensive....   [tags: Kleptomanics ]

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Solutions to the Cruel and Ineffective Practice of Life Without Parole for Misdemeanors

- Directions: This exam is not a group project. Please submit your own work. In order to answer the questions, research via class materials and some outside resources is necessary. Answers to the questions are due Dec 20th, the end of the semester. Please submit answers via your canvas portal. Sentences of life without parole for trying to sell $10 worth of marijuana to an undercover cop. For sharing LSD at a Grateful Dead concert. For siphoning gas from a truck. These punishments are too extreme, irrational and widely disproportionate making explaining almost impossible....   [tags: forensic mental health]

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Life Of Crime : The Story Of Floyd Lawton

- ... Which he claimed using the identities not only showed he did not had a criminal record, but proved to the courts it was his first time committing the crimes, therefore receiving a lesser sentence every time. July 1997 at the age of 27, Lawton recalled the time he was arrested for grand larceny. That time he used a fake identification and name to hide his extensive criminal record however it did him less justice as he spent about 16 months imprisonment. When he was released he returned to shoplifting and his drug use increased....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Theft, Property crime]

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Shooting in Dawson College in Montreal: Kimveer Gill

- On September 13, 2006, Kimveer Gill woke up and was determined to go from a nobody to a somebody and fast. Dressed in all black, he entered Dawson College in Montreal and starting shooting. He dealt with some psychological issues, that contributed to his violent tendencies. Also, from an anthropological standpoint, Gill had unrestricted access to the media, which exposed him to a dangerous community of people. Finally, as a young adult, Gill had many sociological challenges. Kimveer Gill committed acts of violence due to many factors that caused him to go on a rampage of depression and hate....   [tags: online sex, prostitutes]

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The Family And Its Individual Members ' Wellbeing

- ... Isaiah’s previous shoplifting experiences and possibility of joining the gang suggest that this function is not met; Friedman et al. (2003) stated that young boys without father figures are more susceptible to peer pressure (p. 333). Economic function includes family resources: finances, food, shelter, clothing (Friedman et al., 2003, p. 94). Shakeeka works as a teacher and lives with her mother and two children in a small three-bedroom home. It seems like not every member of the family has their own private room and living arrangements can be crowded....   [tags: Family, Nuclear family, Mother, Marriage]

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The Oldest Profession in the World

- The Oldest Profession in the World Barbara Holland defines prostitution as“…the oldest profession in the world and is the act or practice of engaging in sexual acts.” However, prostitution is not a new concept in current times; it has been around for centuries. Gerdes states that prostitution is the act of two adults entering a room, agreeing on a price, and having sex. Although this profession has grown rapidly throughout times, it is still illegal and costing the U.S. millions to fight. Prostitution creates a world full of crime and violence....   [tags: Sex Crimes]

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The Destructive Power of Peer Pressure

- Peer pressure: influence from members of one's peer group. Peer pressure is an incredibly widespread issue in today’s society, and can have many significant and long lasting effects. Peer pressure is an issue that can be found in many places, with many varying degrees, but often happens for the same reasons. Peer pressure can cause drug and alcohol addictions, being caught shoplifting, failing exams, and other problems. It has many causes, with many contributing factors, but is most prevalent during the teenage years, as teens look beyond the guidance of their parents, and seek answers from their peers....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays]

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Crimes Of Crimes Around My Neighborhood

- ... When I searched up the AACC campus in Arnold, theft was also the highest crime around that area. Additionally, the result of the type of crimes that were committed in areas I attend on a daily basis have a major impact on my personal safety. Since theft was the highest crime, I may expect when I could become a victim. Theft is taking a person’s property without their consent, which is usually considered as “larceny”. I could be a victim of theft if I leave on my car while I am inside of my house waiting for the car to warm up and someone could easily take it and drive off....   [tags: Theft, Crime, Crimes, Violence]

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The Significance Of Race And Racism

- ... The report found that African American shoppers are seven times more likely to be targeted as potential thieves as are white consumers (Thomas). This report illustrates one of the many discriminative ideas held by people, that supports the foundation of racism and pushes the agenda of white supremacy. Not only is this form of discrimination not new, but it’s merely an adaption of what our (African-Americans) elders have had to feel. Though the sad part is, research on the trends of shoplifting show no parallel in race or ethnicity....   [tags: Race, Black people, African American, White people]

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Explanation to Crime and Deviancy

- ... The two theories and Feminism a similar in that they view society as unfair or biased. According to them society is governed by the wealthy (bourgeoisie) and men (Patriarchy). They are the ruling class; thus they pass laws which only affect women and the working class (proletariat). Consequently these laws are broken by these groups of people in retaliation. However with this said feminism would nevertheless criticise Conflict theory and Marxism for their emphasis on class inequality more than gender inequality....   [tags: social behavior, marxism and conflict theory]

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Prisons Full to the Brink

- American prisons are being filled to the brink. With new prisoners being transferred in daily and few being released back into the world, it is no wonder why the most important issue with today's prison system is the mass overcrowding taking place in our prisons. Prisons in America are being overcrowded with small time criminals. The majority of the incarcerated is due to violent crimes. However, another large group of those imprisoned are the drug offenders that were convicted for either possession or use....   [tags: American Prisons, Prisoners, Crime Rates]

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Safety on College Campuses

- Safety is a tremendous issue on college campuses, and additional procedures need to be taken to prevent crimes from happening. When walking onto a college campus as a young adult, people get a rush of the unknown. The unknown could be going to college parties and late night study groups. College should be like any high school or elementary school and have better security measures to protect their students. The reasons we need these extra steps are to prevent violence, give students a sense of security, and monitor visitors on campus....   [tags: Safety, College Campuses, ]

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Internal Control

- Companies must have “Internal Control” to maintain principles and limitations. Internal controls are in place to help with securing the company from theft, robbery, and unauthorized use and enhancing the corrected and reliability of its accounting records by minimizing errors and making sure that are no unknown patterns in the accounting process. All U.S. corporations are required to have an adequate system of internal control because of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 or the companies will be subject to fines and company officers may be imprisoned that do not comply....   [tags: Accounting ]

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Criminal Behavior

- It has always been a traditional view that males commit more crimes than females as females are seen more as victims than perpetrators. According to most literature men are the predominant figures where crime is concerned and women are seen as law abiding citizens this essay will show that to an extent gender is a useful tool in explaining criminal behaviour in terms of whether a male or female may have committed a certain type of crime however because of the massive range of differences between different theorists and their explanations of female crime and the link to explaining behaviour there are lots of misconceptions regarding this....   [tags: Social Issues, Crime]

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The Impact of Social Stereotypes on Juror´s Decisions

- The amount of Psychological research about the impact of social stereotypes on juror’s decisions is increasing. Previous studies have looked at everything from the effect of differences in social categories (Deaux, K, 1984) to the gender of the perpetrator (e.g., Clark, H.L., & Nightingale, N.N., 1997; Mallozi, J., McDermott, V., & Kayson, W . A., 1990). The current study questions whether or not male defendants are always more likely to be found guilty compared to female defendants, or does the match with the crime type matter....   [tags: defendant race, blue-collars]

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Safeguarding Assets: The SOX Act

- What is internal control. According to University of Phoenix, Axia College Internal Control and Cash (2009), internal control is all of the related methods and measures adopted within an organization to safeguard its assets and enhance the accuracy and reliability of its accounting records. The primary reasons for internal control are help companies protect their investments and merchandise against theft from everyone, including employees and to make sure that the accounting is done correctly and truthfully....   [tags: The Sarbanes- Oxley Act of 2002]

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Child Abuse and Maltreatment

- Child maltreatment is described as any form of physical harm towards an individual, neglect, emotional, physical, and or sexual abuse which may result in injuries or could emotionally harm a child (Echlin, 1995). Children who have been victims of abused normally display patterns of maladaptive behaviors (Echlin, 1995). Even though some behaviors are frequently seen in most children at one point , when they are prevalent and long-lasting, rather than isolated and temporary they may designate child abuse (Echlin, 1995)....   [tags: behaviors, abuse, victims, relationships]

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Effect of Male Stream Knowledge on Sociological Explanations of Behavior

- Effect of Male Stream Knowledge on Sociological Explanations of Behavior One effect of male stream knowledge in sociological explanations of behaviour is that men tend to be very much in favour of positivist methods, like scientific research and proof. Whereas feminists think that the sympathetic approach is better therefore using things like observations, this mainly due to the fact that positivist research has many flaws. Another effect is that due to the fact that men develop most sociological explanations of crime and therefore they only talk bout men....   [tags: Papers]

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Why Most Convicted Criminals are Young, Male and Working-Class

- Why Most Convicted Criminals are Young, Male and Working-Class Official crime statistics show that young, working-class males commit most crime. The following are some reasons that I can think of to explain these generalisations. Young ===== I think young people commit crime as they are out of the age group when their parents closely supervise them. Their curfews may have been extended and parents tend to give them a bit more space, privacy and freedom. They are no longer treated as children but are denied the same rights and responsibilities as adults....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The Gender Differences in Particular Types of Crime

- The object of this paper is to explain gender differences in particular types of crime. I intend to do this by using various books and the Internet to briefly explore burglary, prostitution and crime related to a violent nature. I also wish to include any graphs or statistics I may find of interest and relevance to this essay. It has been stated that the differences between men and women, and their upbringing, has greatly influenced the crimes they commit and whether they commit crimes at all....   [tags: Crime Essays]

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Teenagers Today Lack Moral Values and Self-Discipline

- Teenagers Today Lack Moral Values and Self-Discipline Moral values and graciousness, in the past, were prominent in most teenagers. Majority of the youths then learnt respect, courtesy, consideration, decency, propriety, honesty and righteousness from a young age, and had enough self-discipline to hold to these values. However, these moral values and self-discipline are slowly diminishing over the years, as most of the younger generation are gradually disregarding these ethics....   [tags: Papers]

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The Difficulties of Being a Teenager

- The Difficulties of Being a Teenager “Go on.” “Everybody’s doing it.” “It’s only one drink.” “You’re such a loser.” I didn’t know what to do. All these voices were repeating over and over in my head. I didn’t want to give into them because I knew what I was doing was wrong. I didn’t want everyone to think I was scared but what if my parents found out. Why was I here. Are these people really my friends if they are really doing this to me. These were the questions that I didn’t know the answers to....   [tags: Papers]

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The Dependent Holly Golightly, main character of Breakfast At Tiffany's

- Holly Golightly is one of the most interesting and complicating characters that can ever be written about. She doesn't even know her own self. Holly thinks that she is independent and self reliant. "I've taken care of myself for a long time."(p.27) Even OJ Berman (her agent) knew that she was full of her self. "She isn't a phony, she's a real phony. She believes all this crap she believes." (p.30) Holly also used to steal things, which she thought was a way of being independent and survival....   [tags: essays research papers]

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All the Years of Her Life

- 1. In paragraph form and with reference to the story, discuss Alfred’s character. In the story, “All the Years of Her Life” the main character is Alfred. In my eyes, the story portrays Alfred has a dependent, not trustworthy, not reliable, and a troubled individual. Alfred is a dependent individual because he is still living with his parents and is not able to keep a job, making him live off of his parents. He is not trustworthy either because he steals from the drugstore in which he works. This shows that he can not be trusted and this is a reason why Alfred is unable to keep a job making him unreliable for the same reason....   [tags: Morley Callaghan]

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Joy School by Elizabeth Berg

- Joy School by Elizabeth Berg Elizabeth Berg's "Joy School" is about experiencing first love. This essay will discuss plot, character, and setting and how they relate to the story and with one another. The conflict in the story is that Katie doesn't realize that she can't have Jimmy and yet she still dreams about them being together. The action develops from the conflict because Katie always goes and visits Jummy at the gasstation when she gets a chance which contributes to her having hopes and dreams about Jimmy....   [tags: Papers]

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The Cause Of Crime Today

- The world is not the way it was. At one time people could sleep with their windows up and doors unlocked. In today's society people have to lock their doors and close their windows. Crime is at an ultimate high, and the world is slowly falling apart. This is not the work of the older generations, it is strictly the work of generation X. Teenagers are not what they use to be. A long time ago teenagers were loyal, respectful, and helpful to their parents, but not anymore. Today's teens live their own lives....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Film Response of Muriel’s Wedding

- Film Response of Muriel’s Wedding Muriel’s Wedding is a contemporary comedy set in a small Australian town. This enables the film to explore many of the Australian ideologies through the discourse of its characters and film techniques. The value that I’ll be focusing on is the various aspects of mateship portrayed in the film. Mateship is considered to be an integral part of the Australian persona. It is the bond between close friends, where one is willing to lend a hand to the other in times of need....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Amazing Color-coded Campus

- The Amazing Color-coded Campus At a glance ours had seemed the perfect school, with its large remodeled buildings, looming green trees and a campus filling a whole city block. Everyone wanted to go there, just so that they could cut class and escape to the real world. For me, leaving a private school where everyone looked and acted the same for a school known for having the largest and most diverse student body in the United States was nothing less than a dream come true. On my first day, though, I realized why my parents had originally yanked me out of public school....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example]

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Speech: Against Capital Punishment

- Speech: Against Capital Punishment MOTION: " We believe that capital punishment is not needed in a civilised community." Imagine yourself in a small, isolated cabin waiting to be led to your execution. A small, scrawny man comes to collect you. Your whole life rushes past you as you take your few, final footsteps to the execution chamber. This is the thought 7,000 people have experienced in the last 18 months. These people were executed cruelly by capital punishment in countries all over the globe....   [tags: Papers]

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- Loss prevention and risk management have become an increasing sector for businesses and companies. Loss prevention has gained a larger role on organized crime cases within the field of retail. Experienced groups have been targeting retailers for numerous years, but merchants are just starting to come together to combat organized retail theft, developing crime databases and establishing stronger loss prevention departments. The rapid growth of organized retail theft has affected how retail loss prevention departments handle the large cases....   [tags: Crime ]

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Feminist Criminology

- Feminist criminology is the study of crime in terms of gender for example why men commit more crime than women, why women do more petty crimes, like shop lifting, than violent crime, sexism in the court system, and female victimization. Feminist criminology contains many branches. Liberal, radical, Marxist, and socialist feminism are widely recognized, although other "strands" exist such as postmodernism and ecofeminism. Most feminist criminology involves critiques about how women offenders have been ignored, distorted, or stereotyped within traditional criminology, but there is no shortage of separate theories and modifications of existing theories....   [tags: Legal Issues, Gender]

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Analysis Of Martin Luther King 's I Have A Dream Speech On The Steps Of The Lincoln Memorial

- ... Racial profiling stems from stereotypes. In modern day America, Muslims are often labeled as terrorists, Hispanics are labeled as illegal immigrants, and blacks are labeled as “gang members” or drug dealers (Racial profiling). These stereotypes contribute to the increase in racial profiling among certain minority groups. Kowalski argues that “racial profiling does more damage than good and is an ineffective means of controlling crime and terrorism “(Kowalski). The main problem with racial profiling is that people are “comfortable using this generalization”...and profiles based on group traits that underlie racial profiling (Kowalski)....   [tags: Police, United States, Race, Race]

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To Commit a Crime or Not Based on Gottfredson and Hirsch's Self-Control Theory

- Gottfredson and Hirsch’s self-control theory revolves around one’s inclination to commit a crime or refrain from committing a crime based on low or high self-controls. It is a general crime theory that explains all crime at all periods in time. The principal factor is self- control. In this theory, a person with low self-control is much more likely to commit a crime then a person with high self-control. For Gottfredson and Hirsch’s definition of crime, they state that a crime is an act undertaken in a person’s pursuits of self-interests....   [tags: temptation, childhood, behavior]

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Should Parents Be Held Legally Responsible for the Behavior of Their Children?

- ​An on going debate all over the world is being held about if parents should be legally responsible for their children’s behavior. This meaning when a child is charged for a crime they will not receive the punishment, instead the parents will. The parents’ receiving the punishment is the proper way to be handled. As children grow up, their behavior is influenced by who they socialize with each and every day. The main people they socialize with each day are their parents. A parent is the top model in a child’s life....   [tags: punishments, guidance, crime]

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Labeling Theory and Its Effectiveness on Youth Crime and Anti-Social Behavior

- Summarise labelling theory and then consider its effectiveness in considering youth crime and anti-social behaviour in contemporary British society Labelling theory is the theory of how applying a label to an individual influences their lifestyle, and how the social reaction to this label influences the individual. " groups create deviance by making rules whose infraction creates deviance, and by applying those roles to particular people and labelling them as outsiders. From this point of view, deviance is not a quality of the act the person commits, but rather a consequence of the application by other of rules and sanctions to an 'offender.' The deviant is one to whom that label h...   [tags: theory, lifestyle, social, deviant]

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The Increase in Piracy as a Result of Internet User Apathy

- The evolution of the Internet into a mainstream resource has provided its users with access to whatever their hearts desire, often at no cost. Such free access has instilled in the minds of users that they are entitled to possess all that they may obtain, without regard to those from whom they are taking. Causing the damages to our economy and society on a global scale, and challenges to the current state of copyright law, resulting from the growth and advancement of digital technology, which has created a pandemic of apathy among an entire population of users toward the interests of copyright owners....   [tags: copyright, computers, cds]

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Case Analysis: Case 15 “To ‘D’ or not to ‘D’”

- Recent surveys conducted on college students indicated that upwards of 76% of undergraduate students admit to having cheated on a quiz, exam, or paper. These shocking statistics, indicative of what some are calling an epidemic, show that cheating is a problem that deserves national attention and authoritative intervention. Students who cheat not only sacrifice their own integrity and conscience, but also obstruct themselves from obtaining an actual education. In order to combat this increasing trend, some schools are contemplating new, harsher punishments for cheating....   [tags: Higher Education, college]

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She Snoops to Conquer: Surveillance and the Right to Privacy

- Employers these days are becoming more and more concerned about employee theft and are making sure that they minimize these kinds of activities by using sophisticated and high-tech devices. However, it is essential to be honest about the actions and it is equally important to provide privacy in any kind of workspace. In case 9.3, Jean Fanuchi is a manager of a shopping mall in jewelry department. Since there were many recent incidents of theft and shoplifting, she decided to install hidden cameras and microphones without her employees knowledge....   [tags: Ethics, Business]

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Three Ways Police and Probation Officers can Reduce Gang Violence

- Police and probation officers use two words to describe their jobs, to protect and to serve. Not only do they put their lives in danger every day, but also help the community in more ways than one. Some ways that police and probation officers can help lower gang violence is by implementing laws more accordingly, establishing a relationship with troubled youth, and creating programs that benefit their well-being. The root of gang violence all begins at home and then spreads. A troubled teen may be lacking the love and attention from their parent whether it is because they work too much, or simply do not care....   [tags: neutral zone, teen gangs, police officers]

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To Kill or Not to Kill, That is the Question

- ... A legal scholar around this time understood what was happening, and said, “It is better and more satisfactory to acquit a thousand guilty persons than to put a single innocent man to death” (Moses Maimonides). He fought the point that executing someone with anything less than absolute certainty of his or her guilt was a crime in itself. In more recent centuries, as societies progressed along with other forms of punishment, police forces, and penitentiaries, capital punishment became less and less necessary to deter people from crime....   [tags: capital punishment]

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Prison Overcrowiding and the Laws that Made Them that Way

- One of the major reasons that prisons have overcrowded is that crime control strategies and legislative changes have meant longer sentencing (Mcshane, 2008). A study in 2006 showed the change in the State and Federal prison population from 1990 to 2005. In 1990 there was a total of 773,124 inmates. In 2005, that number increased to 2,186,230 (Harrison & Beck, 2006). The three- strikes laws has a great impact on the overpopulation of our prison systems because it means more life sentencing with a lesser possibility of parole for most offenders....   [tags: three-strikes law, crime control strategies]

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Identifying The Theories Behind The Occurrences And Sequent Offer Explanations

- ... The life of Wuornos could be associated in with a diverse of theories of crime behavior. There are three various theories that could describe the life and subsequent in crimes of Aileen Wuornos. These three theories consist of biological/biosocial theory, self-control theory, and social control theory. Each theory could give a supportive influence to determine how these model theory fit into a criminal behavior. The biological/biosocial theory consist of human’s genetics. There are many biological supportive influences for a serial killer....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Criminal justice, Sociology]

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Criminal Defense Law : Being Accused Of A Criminal Offense

- ... A person convicted of one of these crimes may be listed on the state registry of sex offenders, which will limit the kinds of jobs they can obtain and where they are allowed to live, as well as where they can go and what they can do. Charges under this category can range from criminal sexual conduct and criminal solicitation of a minor to indecent exposure. Another type of criminal offense is with drugs, traffic violations and firearms crimes. The crimes that fall under this category vary widely....   [tags: Criminal law, Crime, Criminology, Crimes]

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What is Capital Punishment According to Pakistan and UAE?

- What is Capital Punishment. Capital Punishment is a practise in which prisoners are executed in accordance with judicial practice when they are convicted of committing what is known as a “capital crime”. Capital crimes are crimes so heinous that they should be punishable by death. People may also use the term “death penalty” to refer to Capital Punishment. Worldwide, this practise is extremely controversial, with a variety of concern ranging from human rights to economic efficiency being raised in discussion about Capital Punishment....   [tags: human rights, economic, death, penalty]

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Travis Hirschi´s Elements in the Case Of Susan Fryberg

- By applying the four elements of Hirschi’s Bonding Theory to the Susan Fryberg case, it is clear that her history shows that she never had the opportunity to build the important bonds with society. Fryberg never attained a proper attachment to her parents. Her father left the home when she was very young, and her mother focused most of her attention on her male suitors or prostitution activities. Her mother developed a drinking problem when Fryberg was about nine years old. Fryberg left her home when she was sixteen years old and yet her mother does not report her missing and does not try to search for her....   [tags: Foster Child, Prostitution, Attachment]

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Illegal Drug Use, Illegal Prostitution, and Money Laundering

- The discussion of legalizing certain illegal drug like marijuana for personal use or prostitution to help stimulate the economy is one of the worst ideas ever. It was also said that it will eliminate money laundering problem. By keeping illegal drugs, prostitution, and money laundering illegal will prevent criminals from exploiting the poor and unfortunate people. This will also prevent the “paid” rape of all genders, it will also detour people from becoming an addict, thus eliminating the increase of money laundering....   [tags: marijuana, prostitution, crime]

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The Over-representation of Black People in UK Prisons

- The over-representation of black people in the UK prison population became an issue which needs to be addressed. The prison statistics shows that black people are over-represented and by analysing their population in the UK and a prison statistics it can be noticed that their number increases massively comparing to white and Asian people. The statistics focuses on adult male population, but by considering women and young black people, the evidences show that across all levels black people are over-represented....   [tags: Race and crime in the UK]

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Jeffrey Cox and Amanda Watson Drug Possession Case

- “On October 21, 2012 Sergeant William Butler and Officer Samantha Brown stopped a car in the 2000 block of East Street for failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian. In the course of the car stop it was determined the driver was Jeffery Cox. According to the DMV registration information, Mr. Cox owned the car. Sitting in the car front passenger seat was Amanda Watson. When the officers checked on any outstanding warrants on the occupants of the vehicle, they received a positive response on Ms....   [tags: cocaine,criminal justice system,drug offense]

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Using Islamic Ethics on Muslim Extrimists and Terrorists

- The principles of Islam that can be applied to improve the situation. The ethical issue in this study case are rogue security guard who shot bank officer Norazita Abu Bakar dead before running away with RM450, 000 from the Ambank branch in Subang Jaya has been arrested in Johor this morning. There are three ethical issues can be highlighted from this case which is: i. Murder ii. Rob iii. Using of fake identity All of these ethical issues will be discussed briefly one by one including the principles of Islam which can be applied to improve the situation....   [tags: religious beliefs and phylosophy applied]

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Qaulity of Life: The Importance of Losing Weight

- To be told by your physician that you need to lose weight must be an incredibly difficult feeling; to have one of your biggest insecurities suddenly spoken out loud. For my friend, with the way he has been consistently gaining weight since middle school and not changing his behavior, it should not come as a surprise. However, the physician is correct that he should begin finding healthy and safe ways to lose the excess weight and therefore improve his quality of life. Losing weight requires changes to many aspects of a person’s life, including monitoring portion size, making healthy food choices, and increasing physical activity....   [tags: behavior, physician, healthy, safe]

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The Effects Of Alcohol And Tobacco On Drugs

- ... At first glance she seems to be a well rounded young tween; but, it is not until the antagonist, Edie, is introduced that the audience can identify some insecurities that lie beneath Tracy’s surface. As the movie continues, it is apparent that Tracy’s mom, Mel, is a struggling single parent barely making ends meet in a low income neighbourhood. According to Botticello (2009), “Neighborhood SES disadvantage and disorder have been linked to a greater prevalence of substance abuse, including heavy drinking, in some communities in comparison to others” (Botticello, p.85)....   [tags: Drinking culture, Alcoholism, Addiction]

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Should Teens Be Tried And Imprisoned As Adults?

- ... A 14 year-old-boy was dressed in an adult prison garb and held in isolation in an adult prison after being accused of shooting his father’s pregnant girlfriend (Farrell, 2014). Isolation is a form of cruel and unusual punishment because the psychological state of a young child may be compromised when held for a long period of time. Children differ from adults in their physical and psychological development, and their emotional and educational needs. Such differences constitute the basis for the lesser culpability of children in conflict with the law (Brodsky, 2007)....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Human brain, Brain]

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Police And Disorderly Youth At A Movie Theater

- ... This may also prove the case if the cars are later found abandoned in its entirety at another location. Entirety refers to the automobile thefts that are committed for the chopping and resale of parts. If this is the case, a more serious offender is at hand, who would have to certain expertise, and to know where to go to sale such parts. Are the vehicles being used to commit additional crimes. They may be stolen in order to further mask robbers with getaway car that could not be traced back to them....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Police, Neighborhood watch]

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Social Process Theories Explain The Actions Of Cybercriminal

- ... An organization within law enforcement can be build to protect sensitive information of our citizens and international partners. The organization will be responsible for detecting and characterizing crimes, picking up any form of malware, trojan, and viruses that may hack into our government bases. Network ownership confirmation could help further enhance security and partner up for monitoring unusual activity that may attack the owner’s network. We are creating a “Big Brother” society because everything involving a network is being watched....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Criminal justice, Theft]

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All Felonies Should Count Toward 3 Strike Rule

- ... Rehm also acknowledged that making tougher laws may be more costly for the state, but the state considers paying more when it comes to repeat offenders because crimes on the streets seems more costly to the citizens. In New Mexico, many people are saying that for the state the three strikes law is very weak, where Rehm argued that “How many times does someone have to kill for us to say, “You’re too dangerous for society?”” (Peters). Many of them said, New Mexico might be one of those places where this oratory works....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Prison, Criminology]

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The Mall Is Like Being At A Zoo

- ... This is a much more efficient way to keep track of how much you are spending rather than if you physically filled up a shopping cart at a store with no idea in mind of how much you are going to spend. You are more likely to make an impulse buy when you are at the store purchasing something because you have pushy salespeople and displays are set up in order to make you want to buy the whole outfit rather than just the particular item you were shopping for. I have found that setting a certain spending limit or just using gift cards for a store helps me not over spend when shopping online if you are the type of person who gets “click happy”....   [tags: Retailing, Online shopping,]

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United States Security Threats And Global Criminal Networks

- ... The reading has also stated that terrorism prevention not only depends on the manpower of the local, state and federal government agencies, but also firefighters, hazardous experts, and emergency personnel (Delattre, 08/2011, p. 414). Other disagreements that persist within the government regarding law enforcement behaviors to fight terrorism are the USA PATRIOT Act, this Act was signed into law by George W. Bush and this Act was put into place in order to toughen convicted terrorists sentences and make it easier for law enforcement agencies to gather and share information....   [tags: Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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Foundations of Education Lesson 4: Assignment Worksheet

- Foundations of Education Lesson 4: Assignment Worksheet • How have you seen family influences impact your students’ learning. (If you are not currently teaching, relate how you have seen family influences impact learning in your own school experiences or the experiences of others.) I have been fortunate in that most of my students’ families had positive impacts on their education (or at the very least, a neutral impact). Most families I dealt with were involved in their child’s schooling and a supportive influence for homework and other assignments....   [tags: Education]

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Drug Testing in Hong Kong School Districts

- Drug abuse has always been a severe problem all over the world. In Hong Kong, the number of drug addicts has increased each year and the age of drug abusers is getting lower. Students, even those in primary schools, have their first experience though cough medicine and paint thinner, two easily reachable and addictive substances. Despite of the increasing number of reported cases of drug abuse every year, the government and schools are still persistent in finding ways to at least stop more children from falling into this deadly temptation....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]

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Violent Juveniles Should Be Tried as Adults

- Guilty. As the gavel hits the sound block, everyone is amazed at the verdict. This teenage boy is sentenced to a life in prison without parole. As you read this in newspapers, magazines, and even online, what goes through your head. You may be thinking, “Why is this teen being tried as adult, he is just a kid.” While he is “just a kid”, and this is a widely held opinion but it is not mine. Should minors who commit violent crimes be tried as adults. Absolutely. Just because minors are young they do have the ability to know what is right from wrong....   [tags: Adult Punishments for Juveniles]

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The Murder of Mr. and Mrs. Borden

- ... Abby went to the doctor; Abby’s doctor was her next door neighbor, Doctor Bowen. Doctor Bowen said “Abby, you may have been poisoned” (A+E Televisions Networks). When Doctor Bowen said that she may have been poisoned he was very unconvinced about this fact. Lizzie was the one who attempted to poison Mr. and Mrs. Borden (“Lizzie Borden”). During this time at the Borden House they had a maid that lived at their house. Their maid was an Irish immigrant. The maid’s name was Bridget Sullivan. Bridget started working at the Borden house in 1889....   [tags: notorious crimes and cases]

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Case of Sylvia Likens: Tortured and Abused

- Was It Worth 20 Dollars. Murder, as the online dictionary Merriam-Webster states, is the crime of unlawfully killing a person. This is a general term for murder and is further broken down into subcategories. This is done in order to adequately distinguish the multitude of different types of murder. With names such as first degree, second degree, and voluntary manslaughter, many murders can be classified under a specific category. First degree murder is classified by murder with a malicious intent; it also includes murder while committing a crime....   [tags: Murder, Psychological Trauma]

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School Shootings And Its Effects On Society

- ... First, African American students are almost three times more likely to get suspended than their peers (Wald & Losen, 10). African-Americans represent thirty-four percent of the suspensions in 2000, while only making up seventeen percent of the student body (Wald & Losen, 10). In addition to being suspended more, African Americans are also more likely to receive harsher punishments that their white peers (Nicholson-Crotty, Birchmeier, & Valentine, 1005). Furthermore, “African-American students are referred for misbehavior that is both less serious and more subjective in interpretation than white students” (Fowler 18)....   [tags: Special education, Special school]

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All Prisoners Should Lose Their Voting Rights

- ... If they are found guilty by a court within its jurisdiction, this is the same as saying that the prisoner has been adjudicated as not fit, at least for a time, to be part of society. Therefore we may extend the same process as with mentally handicapped people, that is to say that these people cannot understand the society wide outcome of any vote, as they have demonstrated with the effects of their crimes, and this has been adjudicated as such by a court of competent jurisdiction. Therefore it might logically follow that certain people may have their right to vote restricted under this reasoning....   [tags: Human rights, Democracy, Crime, Elections]

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