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Should Shoplifting Be An Effective Weapon Against Crime?

- Shoplifting has become a huge problem that continues to grow year to year. Habitual shoplifters steal about 2 times a week on average (“Shoplifting Statistics”). Also, shoplifting gangs are gaining popularity fast due to the large profits they are making. No matter what the type of shoplifter, there is a problem. Laws and regulations are in place to try to stop shoplifters, but are proving ineffective due to the continuing rise in shoplifting deficits. Therefore, alternate crime fighting strategies should be considered such as classical music....   [tags: Shoplifting, Theft, Retailing, Package pilferage]

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Why Should Shoplifting Be The Sibling Role Models Or Wanting For Gain Attention?

- ... Soon, other stores followed stating none of the brothers are allowed to enter. I faced the fact that shoplifting banned people, my sisters and I started to shoplift somewhere small such as Dollar Tree. My sister and I were at the age where it was glamorous to look like a model, so we often stole makeup like eyeshadow palette, mascara, and bright bold lipstick. Entering the store with confidence and wearing a baggy long sleeve with a causal bottom, speaking with a strong audible tone about the family weekend plans, I casually continued shopping....   [tags: Shoplifting, Theft, Moral, Sibling]

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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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`` Shoplifting `` By Baron Of Crimes, Baron 's Wormser

- ... Not only kids shoplift also adults, which is completely immoral because adults should set an example for the younger generation coming up. In the light of, paying for the consequences it could benefit by improvement of a person character. In a sense you understood your mistake so you take steps to become a better person through rebuilding your reputation by being virtuous. You can go to school and take advantage of your knowledge and put it to use rather than getting yourself into conflicts....   [tags: Poetry, Thought, Figure 8, Better]

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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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Effects Of Sex On Reporting Levels

- ... They will just say that they could have bought it, because they did have the money for it, but they just decided to steal it for some unknown reason. Shoplifters themselves do not even realize why they act on impulsiveness. If a shoplifter can get help with their problem then they will be able to be a normal member of society again. “Social workers must be careful not to allow shoplifters to divert responsibility for their actions by externalizing blame for the offense to problems that have been discussed in the course of the professional relationship” (Schwartz & Wood, 1991: 237)....   [tags: Theft, Shoplifting]

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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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Theft Of Theft And Theft

- ... The required amount for petty theft, is determined about the jurisdiction in the area. For example, A property worth less than $5oo or 1,000. Grand theft is when the amount of the property exceeds the limit for petty theft. There can be comparable violations such as grand larceny, these crimes can have consequences that are more severe. Individuals can potential be convicted of such crimes and serve time. Some jurisdictions may create additional categories or class to address the type of theft....   [tags: Theft, Shoplifting, Embezzlement, Larceny]

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Shoplifting

- 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

- A case of the Old Bailey Records contains documentation for Mary Brown’s accusation and guilty conviction on the account of shoplifting on the 20th of April in the year of 1737. Brown was indicted for stealing 9 yards of While and Silver lustering’s, and 9 yards of Green and silver ditto; a monetary value of 61 from Thomas Hinchliffe in the parish of St. Bride’s on April 7th. In addition, Mary Brown had a previous record for shoplifting that condemned her to be transported. However, Mary Brown was found in the system under the name of Mary White, during the month of February, in 1736, for robbing Mr....   [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

- My life’s journey as taken me to many places, and exposed me to a multitude of experiences. These life experiences have taught me the power of helping others, and the immeasurable satisfaction gained from doing so. Upon graduation from high school I attended Morris Brown College for two years, to pursue a bachelor’s degree, but decided to “postpone” those plans to figure out what exactly I wanted to do with my life. Little did I know this postponement would be 25-years. My career began once I left college, and started working for Days Inn Corporate Headquarters (Atlanta, Ga.) as a reservationist, and travel planner....   [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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Is Kleptomania A Psychological Disorder?

- ... They will also become anxious and tense right before they are about to steal. When they become anxious they may become sweaty, have shortness of breath, or even have heart palpitations(“WebMD”). They will become pleased and relieved after they have stolen an item. They will then feel guilty, remorseful, shameful and fearful of being arrested after they have stolen the item. The last symptom of kleptomania is the need to repeat the offense. They will want to keep on doing it even though they know it’s wrong....   [tags: Psychology, Schizophrenia, Antidepressant]

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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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Analysis Of ' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been ``

- ... This new way of life will present unique experiences and hardships that one will learn and grow from, as the narrator did in “How I Contemplated”. To portray the theme of isolation as a factor in coming of age stories, Joyce Carol Oates isolates her main characters from what is familiar to them when misfortune falls on them. In “Where are you Going, Where have you Been” Arnold makes it a point to tell Connie “he [Connie’s father] ain’t coming, they’re [Connie’s family] all just sitting around” (Where 8)....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates, Short story, Adult]

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Felons And The For Voting After Serving Time For Their Crimes

- ... This was a man who stood for individuals’ rights, by removing former felons voting rights, Al Gore was politically blocked by members of congress and emphasize that voting is politically motived. 2. What is your opinion regarding ex-felons and their voting privileges. For example, do you believe restricting voting privileges is a justified penalty for convicted felons or perhaps you believe the penalty should be restricted only during the time the sentence is being served. I do believe that in most cases ex-felons are the result of failed social structures that were created by their country or government....   [tags: Elections, Democracy, Felony, Crime]

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My Senior Project Evaluates How America Has Evolved Since 1492

- ... It shows all convictions, court dates, and outcomes, no matter how old the convictions are. Private employment background check is a report made by a private company. They usually include convictions that are generally no longer than 7 years old. Individuals have the right to a copy of their private employment background check, anytime an employer runs one. If the report provides information that is old you have the right to have them fix it. Certain employers, licensing boards, landlords, and government agencies issuing public benefits are authorized to access your DOJ criminal record when they conduct a background check....   [tags: Crime, Criminal law, Felony, Employment]

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Life Of Crime : The Story Of Floyd Lawton

- Life of Crime: The Story of Floyd Lawton The Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Report, reported an estimate of 1,165,383 violent crimes that was committed in the year of 2014. Also, there was an estimate of 8,277,829 property crimes committed that same year. Floyd Lawton a 47 year old man who was born in Chicago Illinois, but now resides in New York City tells me about his life of crime. Lawton who is now preacher at the local church was once a drug user, shoplifter, and carjacker and amongst other things tells me his life and how he got involve in the world of addiction and crime....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Theft, Property crime]

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Prison Is A Long Dangerous Time Out For Adults

- After a serious crime has been committed, a suspect with reasonable “probable cause” is arrested and booked into the county jail. This begins the re-occurring cycle of the legal system process. Over the course of several months (sometimes years) a prosecutor will present physical evidence and/or witnesses to prove guilt. An appointed defense attorney representing the suspect will attempt to dispute and discredit the prosecutor’s evidence to prove innocence. Once both sides have exhausted their resources, the accused will stand before a judge....   [tags: Crime, Misdemeanor, Employment, Theft]

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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

- The family and its individual members’ wellbeing depends on the degree to which the family is able to fulfill its functions. Friedman, Bowden, and Jones (2003) divides family functions into affective, socialization, reproductive, economic, and health care functions. The affective function is a vital function of the family and it is consistent with providing emotional nurturing, understanding, helping, communicating, and acceptance within the family (McCreary & Dancy, 2004, p. 695). Based on the presented scenario which describes the multiple layers of problems the Davis family experiences, it is evident that the family is not meeting the affective function....   [tags: Family, Nuclear family, Mother, Marriage]

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Labeling Theory : Social Psychology And Symbolic Interactionism

- ... In the eye of the public they are seen as delinquent football players they may not amount to anything. Their run in with the law causes public reaction that then causes them to be viewed as criminals or deviants, even though most of the shoplifting they were caught doing was only because their families couldn’t afford pens, pencils and other necessities. The Saints are considered the upper-middle class, they all attend class and practice regularly. However, the saints are exactly “saints” they cheated on their exams, skipped class, drove recklessly drunk, and performed acts of vandalism....   [tags: Sociology, Criminology, Psychiatry, Deviance]

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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

- As I searched the address of my home, I encountered several crime reports that I was unaware of. It is shocking to see how many crimes have been committed in less than a year. Not only am I surprise by the amount of crimes, but by the fact that they are so close to home. It is crazy how only some areas are shown in the news, but how come I never heard of crimes around my neighborhood. It is obvious to see how crimes are only shown in the news when they are in a violent area such as the city of Baltimore....   [tags: Theft, Crime, Crimes, Violence]

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The Significance Of Race And Racism

- The Significance of Race Racism, by definition is the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially as to distinguish it inferior or superior to another race or races. This sort of thinking has led to many horrific acts in history and the deteriorating condition of society. It has also has led to the discrimination and killing of one race over another and tension based only on one thing, race. Not only that, but it has shown that race is still a factor in life whether we live in a “post-racial” world or not....   [tags: Race, Black people, African American, White people]

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The 's Psychosexual Stages Of Development

- ... We felt this was not a serious infraction. Don-egg is a sweet angel who would never hurt a fly. We told her that she must be mistaken, because our child is very polite and well-behaved, just the way we raised him. This type of behavior is explained by Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development. Don-egg is in the preoperational stage. Don-egg is showing centration by only focusing on how he did not have toys when all the other children did. Also, he is showing egocentrism by assuming others want him to have the toys because that is how he thinks....   [tags: Developmental psychology]

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Description Of The Physical Security Field

- ...   Corporate Security Corporate Security is considered any type of contracted security. They are usually used in office buildings and have a function more similar to a concierge than that of a Security Officer. The Corporate Security structure brings up an important question in the physical security field: is it better to have contracted security or is it better to have in house security. Each type has benefits and disadvantages. Anthony Medaglia, Director of Security at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, opinions: There is a strong argument for either....   [tags: Security, Physical security]

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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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Racism Within The Retail Industry

- ... Hall, J. Everett, and J. Hamilton-Mason, “St. Jean and Feagin (1998) assert that discrimination against African American women is widespread in workplaces. Discrimination in the workplace against Black, female workers comes in the form of stereotypes, excessive demands, an absence of mentoring, exclusions from work [office] cliques, being ignored and/or harassed, and assumptions that they are incompetent.” Research For my research I decided to travel to Champaign, Illinois to the Market Place Shopping Center, because I found that the demographics of this city and specific location would be interesting....   [tags: Retailing, Sales, Race, Shopping mall]

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The Good, Racist People

- ... He point out past arrangements and how ordinary we have shaped the city in such a way that racism is embedded in society. Why New York City do we still segregated by color and wealth. We have similar race and classes living in the same area because that is the only possible option they have. They are either poor or due to their race they have limited options available to them. Manhattan is a great example of the segregation we still have today, where the larger part of residents are white upper middle class citizens....   [tags: Race, Racism, Racial segregation, Middle class]

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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

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All the Years of Her Life

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Joy School by Elizabeth Berg

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The Cause Of Crime Today

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Film Response of Muriel’s Wedding

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The Amazing Color-coded Campus

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Speech: Against Capital Punishment

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ORC RESEARCH

- 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

- On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” Speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He proclaimed his vision of a United States where black and whites were treated as equals. The citizens of the United States have elected a black president, but the nation still has a long way to go. Racial profiling is a problem that affects many minority groups. I will never forget when a security officer accused me of trying to steal a purse. Just because I am an African American female does not mean I can’t afford to buy a coach purse....   [tags: Police, United States, Race, Race]

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History Of Corrections : The Discovery Of The Asylum = How Do The Society

- ... Religious offenses like idolatry, blasphemy and witchcraft were seen as offenses especially to God. Public punishment was the most common form of punishment Incarceration was not common, but public punishments like whipping, getting locked up in a mounted gallows, branding were more common penalties and people who could not bear the shame most times chose to pay fines rather than take the unbearable punishments, Most communities choose to banish repeat offenders rather than have them amongst them....   [tags: Prison, United States, Crime, Criminal justice]

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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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The, Criminal Justice, And Equality, By George Cole, Christopher Smith And Christina Dejong

- Society subscribes to a value system to focus on the concepts of justice and equality. Justice which is used in a legal system can help determine whether an individual’s act was wrong or right and it helps other make a fair judgment among individuals equally. George Cole, Christopher Smith and Christina DeJong (1984) discuss how individuals will go through the process of the justice system to determine whether they are found guilty or not guilty, in their book, “Criminal Justice in America.” They clarify that less punishment can be offered to middle or upper class by a systematic bias that works to the disadvantage of the poor....   [tags: Crime, Police, Racism, Criminal justice]

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Is The Human Brain Undergoes Its Most Crucial Stage Of Development During Adolescence?

- ... Addiction is described as a condition in which the brain becomes dependent on a particular substance or behavior. For instance, an example of an addictive substance that is commonly abused by youth is alcohol and drugs. There is a greater chance of someone developing an addiction if they start using this substance when they are young. Teenage addiction is a widespread problem that is caused by a myriad of factors. For instance, the setup of their brain’s reward system causes youths to focus more on the potential rewards, instead of the possible ramifications as a result of their limited of access to their prefrontal cortex....   [tags: Brain, Human brain, Cerebellum, Neuron]

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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. "...social 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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The Space Of A Pharmacy Operates On Gender, Sex, And Sexuality

- ... What does that mean. This is a societal issue that has been constructed by the way people calculate the possibility of awkwardness or being judged during the transaction. Although this is a societal issue, retailers also play a role in making transactions awkward. Many retailers have noticed that condoms and other sex related merchandise are among the top most shoplifted items. We can infer that it is not only because of the price of these items but that the awkwardness of transactions also plays at least some role in these statistics....   [tags: Birth control, Sexual intercourse]

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Music Is The Source Of A Young Individual 's Violent Behavior

- ... One of their experiments’ procedure was for both male and female participants to listen to a violent rock song and a non-violent rock song, and then have them fill out an “agree or disagree” form on certain sentences such as “I feel furious” or “I feel like yelling at somebody”. Anderson and Carnagey’s results showed that violent lyrical content in rock songs can increase one’s hostility compared to a non-violent rock song. Their second experiment had male and female participants listen to a violent song and then have the participants identify ten aggressive words such as knife, and then identify ten words that could be interpreted as aggressive or non-aggressive such as stick, and then...   [tags: Heavy metal music, Rock music, Hardcore punk]

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Discuss Crimes And Mental Disorders Because It Has Many Complex Factors

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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 present paper intent to enquire into a female serial killer. It shall describe and analyze the theories behind the occurrences and sequent offer explanations. The studies of criminology theories it is important to recognize why humans decide on living a life cycle of crime. Wikipedia.org defines serial killer as, “a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant break (a “cooling off period”) between them.” Precisely of this, humans who tend to be a serial killer are prone to developmental and physical characteristics....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Criminal justice, Sociology]

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Criminal Defense Law : Being Accused Of A Criminal Offense

- Criminal Defense Law in SC Being accused of a criminal offense is a serious matter. The types of crimes that fall under this category vary widely and carry a range of punishments from community service to a prison term. When a person is convicted of a criminal offense, it becomes part of their record. Even after they serve out their sentence, the crime can haunt them for the rest of their life. It may impact their ability to get a job or find a place to live. They may carry the stigma of the crime with them wherever they go....   [tags: Criminal law, Crime, Criminology, Crimes]

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Review Of Chapter 22 I Learned About The Juvenile System

- ... Third, being locked up and committing crimes and being locked up. Some juvenile courts and correction system has a majority of juveniles and dismissed cases. Juveniles are supervised while on probation and they deal with a lot of different things with offenders. The juveniles had court that the cases got dismissed and handled in informally. Juveniles keep in mind that they are offenders that are treated different. Some sanctions are serious and the offenders are different. There is 60% that is adjudicated and waived over to adult court....   [tags: Crime, Juvenile delinquency, Criminology]

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