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Crime Incidence Of Crime And Crime

- Recently, the rate of crimes has gradually increased in the society throughout the world. By referring to appendix Figure 1, the crime report has shown the crime rate increase from 2012 to 2014 in Victoria (Cowlishaw 2014). Murder, robbery, rape, illegal uses of drug and insider trading are examples of crimes. Crime is enigmatic, so it is hard to be measured in the society. In addition, definition of crime varies across the countries and there is no universal law exists in the world. This influenced the progression of crime measurement directly....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Crime statistics, Statistics]

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The Crime Of A Crime

- People were not born criminals, after committing a crime that 's when a person becomes a criminal. When a crime happens the first people to be there are the police officers, who then detain the criminal. After getting arrested, you then have to see a police judge who decides if you stay in jail for the night or if you go home. The judge can hold a person in jail if they feel that the person is suspicious, to prevent any harm to the society . If a person gets arrested before 4pm he/she might have get to see a judge....   [tags: Crime, Jury, Trial, Police]

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The Crime Of Crime And Crime

- The organize crime usually it forms with the idea of being rich in easy way. People who do this crime are smart because they tend to manipulate others in order to get what they want. An example is the crime that is happening in the corporations where the person who start this crime tends to convince staff that has less education into this type the activity. One of the organize crime is money laundering that is durable because the criminals tend to legalize this crime because they create a legal business....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, Police]

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The Crime Is A Crime

- A crime is a crime, regardless of how old a person is. When juveniles are tried as adults, it will not only make them understand the consequences of their actions, but it will also help to keep them from committing any more crimes. It will help them understand that even though they are juveniles, it doesn’t mean they are given any special privileges because of their youth. Furthermore, when juveniles receive harsh punishments for committing crimes, their peers will learn from the mistakes of their friends; hopefully, helping keep them from committing crimes themselves....   [tags: Youth detention center, Crime, Prison, Murder]

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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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White Collar Crime And Crime

- With the evolution of our economy and technology we have experienced a new wave of crime and it’s not by the low level street criminals you would expect, but high end, tie wearing business men and women. Merriam-Webster defines crime as “an act or the commission of an act that is forbidden or the omission of a duty that is commanded by a public law and that makes the offender liable to punishment by that law” (Merriam-Webster). There are many types of crime but the two this paper will focus on are white collar crime and its comparison to street crime....   [tags: Criminology, Crime]

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The Theory Of Crime And Crime

- For sociology and crime the main thing to look to understand it is through the functionalist theoretical perspective. Crime is a learned behavior and that the surrounding environment does impact a person’s choice in committing a crime. Crime is a major part of how a society functions. With certain societies you have rules that govern what is acceptable to do and what is not either by law, or unspoken rules. (Macionis, 2015,Pages 171-188) For my own experience in understanding crime, when I was a kid I use to help out at the Boys and Girls Club in Boston; I also recently just volunteered my time at the Flagstaff Boys and Girls Club....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Signal crime, Morality]

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Crime Analysis And Crime Prevention

- Crime data play an important role for law enforcement agencies and is useful for analysis and crime prevention. The two primary sources of crime data employed in the United States to monitor the class and degree of crime are the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The data for these two sources is gathered, organized and analyzed by federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to determine the nature and intensity of crimes and to get information regarding the criminal offenders....   [tags: Crime, Police, Uniform Crime Reports]

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A Brief Note On Crime And The Crime

- Crime in Louisiana Crime can be accomplished in many, many different ways. There is murder, theft, assault, vandalism, the break-down of all of those sorts, and tons more. Believe it or not, as of 2012, Louisiana was ranked fourth in the United States for overall crime rate. Wikipedia is a great source to use when looking up information about crime in Louisiana. This page has credible sources and plenty of references to back up its information, it provides a neutral and unbiased view, it is structured the correct way for an informational source, and it also has a few incorrect statements and references that need correction....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Crime statistics, New Orleans]

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Uniform Crime And Crime Report

- Uniform Crime Report data has many pros, but also many cons that come with it. There are many ways of which the Uniform Crime Report can be superior to, but also inferior to victimization and self-report data studies. According to Balkan (2015), the Uniform Crime Report shows crimes reported to police departments across the nation and is a report produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. There are two offense categories in the report: part one and part two offenses. Part one offenses would be your more serious crimes such as homicides, rape, aggravated assaults, and so on....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Police, Uniform Crime Reports]

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Crime in Canada

- Canada is viewed as being a very safe and stable place to live because people are lucky enough to have healthcare, benefits for unemployment and family needs, as well as maternity leave. Crime is something that Canadians don’t often think about because people feel as though they are out of harm's way. As Canadians, we’ve watched the world experience different threats and crime, and we’ve seen the world fight back. For example, our neighbors in North America, the United States, have gone through terrorist attacks and issues with guns and violence....   [tags: Crime ]

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Industrial Revolution and the Crime Conundrum

- Industrial Revolution and the Crime Conundrum The Industrial Revolution was a period of great change; all through out the world people were flocking in hundreds upon thousands out of the villages and into the city. In Britain the population shot up from “10 million in 1750 to 42 million in 1900” ("Crime and Punishment," par 1). Life in these cities was not only new, but also down right difficult to adjust to, people lived in overcrowded housing, disease was everywhere, and working conditions were unsafe....   [tags: Crime]

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The Theories Of Crime And Crime

- In this research paper I will summarize three important theories of criminality. In criminology, examining why people commit crime is very important, but there is always a debate in how crime should be handled and prevented. The biological theory, focusses on the study of social behavior and structures. The sociological theory, evaluates crime as a social problem, and not as an individual problem. And psychological theory suggest that behavior of crime is the result of individual’s differences in thinking process....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Criminology, Psychology]

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Is Crime a Biological or Learned Behavior?

- There has always been a fascination with trying to determine what causes an individual to become a criminal. Of course a large part of that fascination has to do with the want to reduce crime, and to determine if there is a way to detect and prevent individuals from committing crime. Determining what causes criminality is still not perfectly clear and likewise, there is still debate as to whether crime is caused biologically, environmentally, or socially. Furthermore, the debate is directly correlated to the notion of 'nurture vs nature'....   [tags: Crime]

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Crime Rate And Crime Rates

- As we continue to live, day by day we witness crime occurring everywhere and almost every day on television and in reality. Today, it can easily be witnessed in dangerous, busy cities, some of which are known as Camden, Trenton, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson, etc. People partake in the act of committing crime under many different circumstances. Crime rate, particularly in New Jersey, has escalated over the years due to different reasons, and lead to changes in our society. First and foremost, many sociologists and criminal justice scholars have come to conclusions as to why crime occurs in the first place....   [tags: Crime, Sociology, Criminology, Gang]

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Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism

- Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism are crimes that are of high relevance to the roles and responses of law enforcement that involve offenses committed by way of, and aid of computers and other technology advanced devices that includes but is not limited to: identify theft, fraud, computer hackers, inside and outside espionage, white collar crimes, and virus and malicious code writers; in conjunction with digital terrorism in terms of concepts of information warfare and cyber terrorism. All of these crimes are of heightened relevance that requires the immediate assistance of law enforcement personnel of local, state, and federal agencies because of anonymity and how quickly these crimes can...   [tags: Crime ]

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An Discussion Questions On Crime And Crime

- Tincen Vithayathil CRJU 306.WB1 Assignment #2: Theoretical Discussion Questions Chapter 1 (#1): “Crime” and “criminality” are two terms that are one in one with each other. One of the concepts focuses on the act or actions, which would be the “crime.” The other concept focuses on behaviors and influences, which would be the “criminality” aspect. Crime can be defined as an act forbidden by law that can be punished by imprisonment, fines, or both. Crime can come in many ways from violent actions like aggravated assault and murder to less violent actions like petty theft and embezzlement....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Criminal justice, Theft]

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The Crime Rate And The Fear Of Crime

- In order to reduce the crime rate and the fear of crime in all the surrounding communities of Milwaukee, WI I would use a combination of strategies. Those strategies being CompStat and the broken windows/order maintenance policing. I feel that both of these approaches will work perfectly together and not only would they decrease the crime rate but get the community to feel safer and also develop a better relationship between the police officers and the citizens. By enforcing these strategies and changing our perspective on the criminal justice systems, I think it will work to reduce crime and foster positive relations with the communities....   [tags: Crime, Police, Criminal justice, Criminology]

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The Crime Of White Collar Crime

- White-collar crime is seen as a crime performed by a respectable person of high social status in one’s workplace. White-collar crime is the type of crime, the classification of which is basing on the grounds of offender’s belonging to well-educated middle or upper class being representatives of government or business. I am going to argue that elite and low class individuals who committee white-collar crimes are handle in two different ways. The elites who are running these corporations those committee white-collar offenses get prosecuted as civil cases....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Criminology, Crime]

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The Crime Of Hate Crime

- What is meant by the term “hate crime”. Discuss with reference to at least one type of hate crime, paying particular attention to the social and cultural context in which some identities become targets. Introduction (300 words) Every year the British Crime Survey estimates there are 260,000 incidents of hate crime (Hall, 2013). The Crown Prosecution Service perceives hate crime as encompassing physical and verbal abuse including, physical assault, damage to property, offensive graffiti and arson, threat of attack, verbal insults and harassment (Newburn, 2013)....   [tags: Sociology, Identity, Hate crime, Abuse]

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Organized Crime in Australia

- Introduction The Australian Crime Commission’s (ACC) 2011 report (the report), “Organised Crime in Australia”,1 provides a valuable contribution to the public discussion of organised crime in Australia. The report discusses the context against which organised crime takes place and also describes the various forms and enablers of organised crime. In addition, the report asserts two primary points: that organised crime poses a threat to Australia’s national security, and that it is both more complex and more diffuse than ever before....   [tags: Crime ]

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Securing the Crime Scene

- When the call comes in that a crime has been committed, the police are dispatched to the crime scene. When the police arrive on scene, they need to take control by apprehending any suspects and looking for witnesses/victims. If the scene is not safe, the first responders must secure the area. If anyone is hurt, they should call for medical personnel as soon as possible. The first police officer on scene is usually in charge until a criminal investigator arrives on scene. Depending on the crime committed, the crime scene could be as small as the interior room of a building or as large as the whole neighborhood....   [tags: Crime ]

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Criminology : Crime And Crime

- Throughout history, many have observed crime and crime control. Yet today, a full understanding of crime is a challenge due to the complexity of criminology. According to Neil Boyd, the advanced study of criminology is a fairly new concept when compared to crime and punishment throughout history (Boyd, 2015: 7). As a result, criminologists should employ various methods and credible approaches in the academic discipline of criminology (Boyd, 2015: 21), and as suggested by Boyd, inclusive criminology is needed to study the breaking of laws as well as society’s reaction to the breaking of laws....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Sociology, Criminal law]

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Crime in South Africa

- The above statistics are alarming given the focus of resources to these stations. It seems, from the face of it, that the implementation of Presidential Stations is not working even though these stations were prioritised over others. The former MEC for Safety and Security from Limpopo also realised the failure in 2000 and was quoted saying that In our assessment for the past six months, we have found that the Thohoyandou police station failed to improve in terms of combating crime, instead it is getting worse....   [tags: Crime]

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Crime in South Africa

- When President Thabo Mbeki came to power in 1999, he wanted to make his Presidency an execution administration. There was beginning to be a sense that there were too many strategies in place since 1994 and public perception was that nothing was happening. During the opening of Parliament in 1999, three years after the launch of the NCPS, President Thabo Mbeki was forced to address crime when it became clear that previous measures were not effective. To show the country of his implementation agenda he told the nation that government will work with its citizens to improve their safety and security through initiatives which would ensure that the NCPS was effectively implemented through governme...   [tags: Crime]

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Women 's Crime And Crime

- Women 's crime has been trending directly upwards since 1980. One cannot credit the dramatic increase in crime to something as simple as investigative advances. Furthermore the composition of women 's crime has hardly changed either. One example would be that “ the number of arrests of adult women for serious crime has only marginally increased at 3.4%. However, the number of women incarcerated during that time has grown 24%” (Lind 121). Clearly This spike in crime is directly affected by the way in which we handle our female offenders rather than the acts they are committing....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Criminal justice, Incarceration]

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Correlation Between Crime And Crime Rates

- This correlation hold some truth in how when cops are patrolling the streets and upholding their duties there are few less crimes, in my opinion. According to Mirabella (2011, p. 7-1) states that, “When we are measuring correlation, what we are measuring is the degree of association between two variables. Correlation is not causation.” Therefore, the more active cops out patrolling and ensuring the safety of individuals in neighborhoods, communities, and in areas of high crime rate, or out in the streets in general I believe diminish the rate of crimes being committed....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Crime statistics, Police]

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The Chemistry Of Crime And Crime

- Crime and Everyday Life chapter two, The Chemistry for Crime outlines the various components of a crime. Noting that offenders are just one small element to any crime. In all honesty offenders are a variable waiting for time that all the elements are in place. Violent, predatory crimes only occur while an absence of guardians around a target. Clarke named the check list for a target or hot product as, concealable, removable, available, valuable, enjoyable, and disposable. Equally, fights develop in the absence of peacemakers and a present crowd....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Middle class, Social groups]

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Assessing Crime Trends as a Security Specialist

- Crime is known as an action or omission that constitutes an offense that may be prosecuted by the state and is punishable by law. Depending on where one may reside, different punishments from certain crimes can depend on the governmental bodies. Also crimes can vary by the jurisdiction from state to state. For most crimes, after a completion of affirmative action one can be punished for the conduct. Many people have the assumption that crimes are the result of intentional conduct, when most of the time it is negligent conduct such as speeding....   [tags: Crime ]

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Street Crime Is Not A Crime

- Street crime is any type of crime that occurs outside on the street. It can be robbery, theft, harassment, criminal damage or assault and can happen to anyone. Young people may be especially at risk because they are out and about a lot and may also be involved in gangs. These crimes can happen anywhere that children and young people go - at school, at home, in parks, at clubs and leisure centers. The perpetrator may know the victim they may not. Wherever it happens, or whoever does it, it is still a crime....   [tags: Gang, Crime, Illegal drug trade, Criminology]

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Effective Strategies to Help Reduce Crime

- The question “how do we reduce crime” has been asked for many years. Numerous amount of research has been done on this topic to see if there are other ways to reduce crime. Reducing crime has been a heated debate for many years and continues to be an important topic to study. People often wonder if the policies that are currently in place even work to reduce crime. Statistics have shown for years now that the current techniques being used by police are not as effective as the some people might think there are....   [tags: Crime ]

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Theories of Causation of Crime and Its Solution

- If we studied through the history of criminal theory, spiritual and natural theories are taken as major theories of causation of crime. During medieval period, spiritual explanations were taken as punishment given by god for doing wrong things and any natural disasters like flood, fires, etc were evaluated as curse of high power. In modern period, the basic theories of causation of crime are classical theory, biological theory, psychological theory, cultural theory and conflict theory....   [tags: Crime ]

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The Rise of Organized Crime in the United States

- Organized crime has been around since the 1880’s. It was not until the 1920’s that organized crime began to develop into a bigger problem. Following the victory of Allied Forces during World War I, more and more immigrants began to immigrate into the United States. Some of these immigrants would become the leaders of crime organizations. The “Noble Experiment” would also help organized crime to gain momentum. Criminals were able to provide the people with something they wanted, and with alcohol being illegal, they were able to make smuggling into a big business....   [tags: Crime]

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Juvenile Crime and Socio Economic Factors

- Crime at any age and in any form is a social problem and should be stopped or curbed at any cost. Crime at a juvenile age is on one hand a crime against property and life, and on the other a crime against humanity. It is a much graver social danger that holds the seed of an evident social disaster implanted into it. Criminologists hold different views regarding the root of juvenile crime and that often leads into quite the argument. Irrespective of those theoretical head on collisions, the presence of socio economic factors behind each juvenile crime committed is almost accepted by all....   [tags: Crime ]

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Is It A Victim Of A Crime?

- There are many ways, where you can become a victim of a crime. In every crime, there is a victim. There is no required age limit in becoming a victim of a crime, from infant to elderly you can become a victim of any crime. In some instances you can be a victim of fraud, sexual abuse, mental and physical abuse. Victim advocates are and can be based on the type of crime victims (National Organization for Victim Assistance, 2015). But given in your time of need the government has giving us the resources of having victim advocates (U.S....   [tags: Police, Victim, Crime, Criminology]

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The Is The Parent Of Crime

- POVERTY” wrote Aristole is the “parent of crime”, however can one believe this be right. Certainly, there is evidence to show that poverty and crime are correlated. And that those who have a lower income, committing crimes seems like a plausible idea. However one cannot say one is the cause of the other. Furthermore research (Sariaslan, A 1989) from the Karolina institute, in Stockholm, just published in the British journal of Psychiatry casts doubt on this ideology- at least with the causation of individuals committing violent crimes or indulging themselves in recreational drugs....   [tags: Crime, Poverty, Poverty threshold]

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Cyber Crime : A New Type Of Crime

- Crime is a common word that we hear in this era of globalization. Crimes refer to any violation of law or the commission of an act forbidden by law. A nation with high index of crime cases cannot grow or develop well. This is because crime is the direct opposite of development. It can contribute to the negative impact in term of social and economic development. Cyber crime is a new type of crime that occurs in this age of Science and Technology. There are multiple definitions for cyber crime. I will only give the most generic one, which will cover all the aspects....   [tags: Identity theft, Theft, Crime, Fraud]

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Sutherland's Concept of White Collar Crime in the 21st Century

- This essay discusses Sutherland’s concept of white collar crime in the light of whether it is still appropriate in the 21st century. It is worth noting that white collar crime is often perceived as a less serious crime in the society. This is based on several reasons including the fact that the crime receives less media coverage. This incomprehensive media coverage of white collar crime may be attributed to the complex nature of the crime, which makes many incidences go unreported. In other words, it is often difficult to pin point one person as the perpetrator of the crime as it would happen with the case of robbery, knife crime, or drug trafficking....   [tags: Crime ]

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A Study Of Criminology And Crime Science

- End of Semester Reflection Social harmony has become a powerful and popular indicator to asset a population’s quality of life. So much so, people’s attitude toward crime rates has shifted from a lukewarm state to a profoundly sensitive level. Accordingly, the public’s increasing fears have translated into more and more restrictive policies to punish crimes. Therefore, crime prevention is considered as a strategic approach to lessen the probability of criminal behaviors in a political community, and to maintain social-control following the heated debates on civilians’ safety....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Crime prevention]

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The Role of Federal Agencies in Fighting Digital Crime

- Explain the existing challenges that result from the independent nature of these agencies, as well as the other factors that are common to each of them. In the United States, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, including FBI, Department of Homeland Security, among others, have taken on roles to fight computer crimes and terrorism. The roles and responses of these law enforcement agencies concerning digital crime have created challenges that limit enforcement efforts against digital crime....   [tags: Crime ]

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The National Crime Prevention Council

- The National Crime Prevention Council, founded in 1982 to inform people of crime prevention. Crime prevention and Criminology go back to back with each other (National Crime Prevention Council, n.d.). We have to study why people commit crime in order to help prevent it from happening. This helps people who try to help prevent crime understand why it is being committed. The basic understanding of crime has been vastly improved over the past few years and is still growing even more day by day. First, we must understand the two different subjects....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Crime prevention]

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Neighborhoods and violent crime: A multilevel study of collective efficacy

- Why are some neighborhoods more prone to experience violent episodes than others. What is the extent and in what sociologically measurable ways do communities contribute to the causation and prevention of crime in their neighborhoods. Are neighborhood-level predictors adequate to explain differences in violent crime rates in the respective communities. These are some of the questions addressed by this statistically intense paper published in Science 1997, by Sampson, Raudenbush and Earls. The authors analyzed data from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN), dividing the communities into neighborhood clusters (NCs) based on census indicators and geographical contin...   [tags: Crime]

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Gun Crime And Gun Control

- Guns and crime are two words that people tend to relate, some people say more guns means more crime, and others say less guns is more crime. One thing is for sure, the current gun control measures are not working. Two articles, one by John C Moorhouse and Brent Wanner, another one by William J vizzard, take this topic and convey their own opinion about it. In their article, “Does Gun Control, Reduce Crime Or Does Crime Increase Gun Control”, Moorhouse and Wanner, come to the conclusion that Gun Control doesn’t reduce crime....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Violent crime]

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Transnational Crime

- Organized crime was the first to emerge as a transnational crime. Encompassing the Mafia as an opponent the 1950’s, organized crime came to the forefront because of the high-profile of political ramifications concerning the wealth of those involved in organized crime started during the prohibition era (A History of Organized Crime, 2008) The menace to individual sanctuary on a personal level , transnational crime stops the cultural development of societies internationally. Growth of transnational crime has been multifaceted, invading activities such as drugs, illegal immigrants, money laundering and other criminal activities....   [tags: Crime]

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The Trend Of Falling Crime Rates

- Introduction In today’s world of crime, violent crime rates are decreasing according to statistical data released by URC (Uniform Crime Report). According to the researcher in 2010, violent crime dropped almost 6 %.( Clear, Cole & Reisig, 2013). In 2011, violent crimes rates were the lowest it had been in the past 40 years. Falling crime rates is the one element that affects corrections within the criminal justice system. With falling crime rates there is no sure indicator that the correction system will shrink, but it’s apparent that crime that was once on the rise is now on the decline....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Violent crime]

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Crime Rates, Trends, And Variations

- Introduction Every day we tend to here that crime rate is up, or that it seem like crime is taking over America, but is that really true. What do we really know about the crime rate. Do we even understand how the FBI receive their information in regards to the UCR. And what do we understand about violent crime rates, trends, and variations. We will discuss these issues to gain a better understanding about the UCR system. FBI UCR for Georgia When I checked my state, which is GA and compared what I have been told by some of my associates from the Augusta Georgia Richmond Country Sheriff department it was what I expected, which was that crime rates where going down....   [tags: Crime, Violent crime, Crime in the United States]

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Organized Crime

- In our world, it’s obvious that there are things we never really see. For instance, we don’t know how lots of things are made, what people do behind closed doors, and never really want to find out. However, there is something that happens right in front of our noses and we never know it. Organized crime is the one thing that we don’t know about that happens right out in the open. That pizza joint you go to that’s been around for years, and then burns down when it starts to go under; or those people that look all innocent and then go and do something a little suspicious....   [tags: Crime ]

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The Theory Of Crime And Punishment

- I. Summarize each of the theories posited in this chapter. In the early days of Juvenile justice a theory of criminology was developed to explain crime and why it was committed. The Classic School of Criminology developed after Cesare Bonesana Beccaria published an essay titled “On Crime and Punishment” and was followed by Jeremy Bentham’s “An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation” (Bartollas, 2014, p.51) The general idea of this school of thought is that human have the ability to make the right choice, if not we will be punished....   [tags: Criminology, Crime]

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The Routine Activity Theory Of Crime

- more problems with the police, more use of force used by the police, and police misconduct. Because the citizens feel they can’t rely on the police, they often turn to informal ways of handling issues in their community. Routine Activities Theory The routine activity theory looks at how humans live in a rhythm and how their activity can make them an easier target for criminal activity. According to Wheeldon (2011), three things that must be present for a crime to occur: a motivated offender, a suitable target, and a lack of guardianship....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Police, Violent crime]

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Organized Crime

- Organized crime is a problem throughout the world. There are the drug cartels of Mexico and Columbia, the Russian Mafia, Asian Triads, and Eastern European crime syndicates to name a few. It is estimated that organized crime generates more than one trillion dollars in profits annually.1 An organized crime syndicate works in a very similar way to a government or corporation. There are different streams of income coming from drug and human trafficking, arms dealing, prostitution, blackmail, protection money, and legitimate business endeavors....   [tags: Crime]

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Connections Between Crime and Poverty

- In March 2007 a study done by the McClatchy Newspapers had found that the ranks of the severely impoverished are rapidly escalating (Williams, 2007). The study showed that the poverty level in America had reached its highest point in 32 years (Williams, 2007). Nearly Sixteen million Americans had been found to be in a deep to severe level of poverty (Williams, 2007). The level of poverty on went up after the economic crash in 2009. But has the increased level of poverty led to an increase in violence....   [tags: Crime and Poverty]

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Criminology : Crime And Criminals

- Criminology is the study of crime and criminals. Being a criminologist lets you see things first hand at a crime scene, some TV shows about crime and crime solving bring more interest in becoming a criminologist. Criminology is a part of science, including its causes, responses by law enforcement, and methods of prevention. It is a subgroup of sociology, which is the scientific study of social behavior. Even though criminology is science, to be a better criminologist it helps to have analytical thinking and be able to think subjectively about the world....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Police, Crime prevention]

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White Collar Crime in America

- We like every other person in this world, when we hear the word crime; we automatically get an image of a person from a low class in a bad neighborhood and coming from a troubled family. However, who knew that those who are educated and coming from a wealthy family can also pertain to the world of crime and mischief. We as human beings tend to also be judgmental, assuming that only unprivileged men have a drive to commit an offense against the law then a prosperous individual. Nevertheless, it is not our evil doing that we are regularly pushed to foresee this problem this way, especially not when it is the media, the government, and the media are the ones who painting this picture for us....   [tags: White Collar Crime, crime, USA, ]

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The Origins Of Crime Prevention

- History of Crime Prevention The origins of crime prevention can be traced back to Clifford Shaw and Henry McKay’s (1942) Chicago Area Project (CAP). This was one of the first projects to measure crime prevention starting in the 1930s (Welsh and Pfeffer, 2013, p. 537). CAP was initiated in three of the city 's highest crime areas to test delinquency prevention techniques. Shaw’s approach was to rally the parents to establish the Russell Square Community Committee. Also, his objective was to minimize the attraction of delinquency for gang youth....   [tags: Criminology, Crime, Crime prevention, Gang]

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Crime in Relation to Sustainability

- Crime in Relation to Sustainability When discussing the sustainability of a community, we must consider the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the community and how these affect present and future residents. The social aspect of community sustainability relates to the rise and fall of crime rate, volunteer effort, and the number of people running for offices that represent the community. The economical aspect relates to the number of good paying jobs, the poverty rate, and the ability of people to find homes that they can afford....   [tags: Crime Essays]

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The Tragedy of White-Collar Crime

- The years 2008 shined a light on a group of people who were considered high society. When the stock market crashed in September 2008, the world shines a spotlight on the financial corporation. Words such as hedge fund manager and financial instrument such as credit default swaps are not words not known to everyday citizens. The economic downturn forced society to ask question not normally asked. The reality that there are criminal who has assessed too many people retirement and investment is a shocking and alarming to the non-professional investor....   [tags: Corporate Crime]

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The Goal Of Reducing Crime

- Within the profession of policing, there are many ideas that have been brought forth with the goal of reducing crime. Crime is a blight on society that impacts many in different ways. Whether it is violent crime or a property crime, many usually feel the impact. The victim of each crime is obvious; they feel the loss involved directly. If you are the victim of a violent crime, you feel your loss by pain felt, doctor bills accrued, time needed to recover, and the trouble of putting your life back together, etc....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Police, Crime prevention]

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The Theory Of Crime Prevention

- Our modern society fosters many reasons for which people commit crimes. Psychological differences, personality disorders or even a predisposition to crime and violence can cause someone to commit a crime. No matter what the reasoning behind someone choosing to commit a crime, there is no one single cause. However, there are several theories about human behavior that can help us understand why certain people are drawn to committing crimes, and others are not. Classical Theory, which dominated common criminological thought in the time between the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, summarized the advance in criminalogical studies as a vast improvement from the superstitious and...   [tags: Criminology, Sociology, Crime, Crime prevention]

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Connections Between Crime and Poverty

- 1) Why did you initially choose this article out of the list. I picked this particular Article because I wanted to see if there are more crimes being committed because of the possible desperation people may have when they have children and families and have lost everything there homes, Jobs, and maybe even a Spouse. I was interested in the title wondering what poverty has to do with crime. Is it an accurate assumption that people who are without would commit crimes to survive. I personally think that this Article and the video I watched on You Tube with Barbara Ehrenreich were very interesting....   [tags: Crime and Poverty]

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Theories of Crime

- Many theories of crime are macro theories, which are used to explain crime based on a large group of people or society. While macro theories are the predominant type of theory used to explain crime, there are also a variety of “individual”, or micro, factors which are equally important. Two such individual factors s are maternal cigarette smoking (MCS) and cognitive ability, or Intelligence Quotient (IQ). MCS has been shown to negatively impact the neurological development of a fetus, with serious damage to the nervous system....   [tags: Theories of Crime Essays]

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Causes of Crime

- There are various speculations about the contributing factors or elements that cause an individual to commit crime. Theorists have searched and analyzed for decades, if not centuries to find concrete reasoning or justification for the root or cause as it pertains to criminal behavior. In this essay, I will describe the basic elements of the social control theory and the routine activities theory. I will compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the theoretical perspectives of the social bond theory and the routine activities theory....   [tags: Hirschi, crime, Cohen]

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Age and Crime

- In regards to crime commission, there is one question that is often asked; Is the commission crime an adult phenomenon. The answer may not be so simple. For example, for those people whom are very technical argue that children (juveniles; people under age 18) do not commit crimes, they commit status offenses and delinquencies. However, there are occasions, when serious offenses are committed, when a juvenile is charged with a crime and tried as an adult. For the sake of argument, commission of delinquencies will be equated to the commission of crimes....   [tags: Crime Commission, Adult Phenomenon]

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Crime Decline Of New York City

- Kelly Duffe Mr. Digiovanni November 25, 2014 Crime Decline in New York City There are many different theories that have developed to explain the steep decline in crime that began in the 1990’s following decades of the highest crime rates in history. There have been numerous studies and forums to gather, discuss, and interpret data. The one consensus among them all is that there is no easy answer to the question- why has the crime rate dropped. Some of the many factors that have been considered as possible contributors to the decline include- demographics, the drug market, the economy, increased policing efforts, incarcerations, handguns, lead paint and legalized abortion....   [tags: Crime, Violent crime, Criminology]

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Discouraging Crime by Cracking down on Criminal Behavior: Result is Safer Communities

- Discouraging Crime by Cracking down on Criminal Behavior: Result is Safer Communities The frequency of crimes committed in many communities result in a heightened fear for those affected by this criminal behavior. More focus is required on the methods used to deter crime to discourage individuals from committing criminal behavior. Understanding of what is sociably acceptable and what violates cultural standards in a community is important. Then society will be able to find suitable ways to deject criminality through means of appropriate reprimand....   [tags: Crime ]

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Juvenile Delinquency And Juvenile Crime Rate

- In the past 25 years we have seen an epidemic of violent crimes taking waves over our children, the same children that are supposed to be the future innovators of our society. This epidemic has called for a drastic response from the Juvenile Justice System, requiring them to place tougher punishments on juveniles of violent crimes by charging them as adults. The increase in juvenile crime has sparked a movement by child victim advocates to help the troubled youths through rehabilitation. These tougher punishments have proven effective over the past five years due to the decline in juvenile crimes, but what can we contribute this decline to....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Violent crime]

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The Operationalisation And Measurement Of Crime

- Summative project 1 The Operationalisation and Measurement of Crime. Crime is a common feature in many societies around the world with the levels of crime differing from country to country and the variation in the types of crime committed. Whilst trying to operationalise crime I have decided to look at the different variables involved in classifying this phenomenon. This phenomenon affects individuals across the world; whether they have committed crime or whether they have been victims of crime....   [tags: Crime, Violence, Violent crime, Domestic violence]

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An Evaluation of a Situational Crime Prevention

- There is an attempt in criminology to find an all-encompassing theory of crime in order to develop a more scientific approach to crime. This means that a universal theory of crime must be devised. This would give criminology the status of science. Thus, criminology has borrowed and further developed the concept of rational choice from the areas of economics and sociology as a background theory for situational crime prevention (Clarke, 1992). This of course, has sparked a debate among criminologists as to whether rational choice offers a complete explanation of all kinds of crime or its validity is reduced when dealing with crimes of anger, hostility and excitement (Farrell, 2010)....   [tags: Crime Prevention Essays]

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Guns Are Responsible For The Prevalence Of Crime

- A whopping 67.8 percent of the total crimes in the world were gun related. In the United States alone, 60 percent of all reported cases of homicides involved guns. This can be one reason that leads many to believe that guns are responsible for the prevalence of criminality across different countries. After all, the United States is the highest in gun ownership, with 88.8 percent per 100,000 people owning guns. Guns are weapons that encompass a high level of danger in the hands of those who have a criminal mind....   [tags: Crime, Firearm, Gun politics]

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The True Crime

- The True Crime Typically, a criminal is someone who breaks a law established by an organized society. Historically, law-makers become unethical making laws that no longer reflect the majorities’ moral code, but instead reflect the society’s morally perverted standards. In this corrupted society, the criminal becomes someone who uses the new laws to evade punishment for moral atrocities. The Handmaids Tail and A Study in Scarlet, argue that breaking moral laws defines a true criminal more than breaking state laws....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Crime, Sherlock Holmes]

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The Crime Rate Of New Haven

- The crime in New Haven, Connecticut has helped it earn the honor of being one of America’s most dangerous cities. It is the second largest city in Connecticut, but ranks the highest in violent crime and second in property crime as of 2014 in the state. New Haven is also home to one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning, Yale. Using data from the United States Census Bureau, New Haven’s poverty rate is almost 1.5 times that of the nation at 26.8 percent. (USCB) According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Uniform Crime Report (2014), New Haven’s violent crime rate is 236.5 per 100,000 people, which is not that much less than the national rate of 335.17....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Unemployment, Poverty]

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The Uniform Crime Report System

- In contemporary society, there are various methodologies for collecting data (Linden 2012). That being said, there are pros and cons to each that are based on reliability and validity; where reliability is consistency of the statistics, and validity is a measure of how accurate the results are in accordance with the research topic. This ties in with how this paper will explore the Uniform Crime Report system (UCR); a measure of crime that is used the most. UCR statistics reflect the crimes that are reported to the police throughout the country....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Victim, Uniform Crime Reports]

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The Crime Rate Of San Diego

- Lying alongside the Pacific Ocean in the La Jolla community of San Diego, The University of California, San Diego is a public university that was founded in 1960. UC San Diego is well known for both its outstanding and challenging academic programs. Being one of the top-ranked public universities in the nation, analyzing the violent crime rate in the city where UC San Diego is located is important. The data that relates to the violent crime rate in this city can reveal how students who are enrolled in the university may be affected during their academic career while attending the UC San Diego....   [tags: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime]

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Guns and Their Relationships to Crime

- Many of my personal views about crime have been changed by certain readings in criminology. One of the most important topics discussed is guns and their relationship to crime rates. In this paper, I will examine how my early views regarding guns and the gun control debate have been changed through criminology. The gun control debate has been swelling recently in the aftermaths of several mass shootings, notably Tuscon, Newtown, and Aurora. The argument about guns stems into more than just mass shootings, the large realm of the debate regards how guns affect crime rates, and whether more guns leads to more crimes or reduces crimes....   [tags: gun ownership, crime rates]

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Land of the Free and Crime on the Rise

- ... Many people result to robbery as a way to provide for their families. It is no secret that majority of crimes are committed by citizens living well below the poverty line. Any statistic about any crime can be in direct correlation with a poverty-stricken stricken community. Being from Memphis, one of the roughest cities in the country, seeing people steal was as common as squirrels playing in the trees to someone who lives out in the sticks. In cities like that, the motto is “one must do what needs to be done to get by.” Majority of the people from these situations who get locked up are no different than our nation’s school teachers, postal workers, or the millions of others they come in...   [tags: violence/crime statistics in America]

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The Problems with Hate Crime Legislation

- Introduction When the topic of hate and bias crime legislation is brought up two justifications commonly come to mind. In her article entitled “Why Liberals Should Hate ‘Hate Crime Legislation” author Heidi M. Hurd discusses the courts and states views that those who commit hate and bias crimes ought to be more severely punished. She takes into consideration both sides of the argument to determine the validity of each but ultimately ends the article in hopes to have persuaded the reader into understanding and agreeing with her view that laws concerning the punishment of hate and bias laws should not be codified....   [tags: Hate Crime Farce]

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Money Laundering: It Is a Big Crime

- If we have an inquiry into the streets to ask walkers about laundering, the general reaction of most people that they had no idea. The typical reaction is one of the problems that the government in the fight against this form of crime. It seems like a victimless crime. It has nothing of the drama through theft or the fear of violent crime effects on the psyche of people, and yet, money laundering can only occur one underlying offense for example, theft or burglary or drug trafficking has occurred....   [tags: crime, money, theft, problem]

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Should Rehabilitation Be Treated For A Crime?

- The purpose of this paper is to verify whether rehabilitation is performed in prisons or in criminal substitutes to integrate deprived of freedom individuals into society. The jail is a place where people are kept when they have been arrested and are being punished for a crime (Merriam-webster). This aims to rehabilitate and incorporate the prisoner to society as one able to live in it, without the need to re-offend. But are the prisons meeting the requirements. Is our society is adapted to receive an offender rehabilitated....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Punishment, Penology]

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Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

- Slow slicing, or death by a thousand cuts, was a capital punishment in 900 A.D. China for those who committed brutal crimes, such as murder. In present day America, the use of lethal injection is one of many forms of capital punishment used to end the lives of an offender. It appears that people, throughout the centuries, have looked for a suitable way to punish a criminal. These punishments have a sole purpose, and that is to take the life of an offender. By taking the life of a wrong doer does not erase the crime nor does it help reform the criminal....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]

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The Crime Of The Criminal Justice System

- The Criminal Justice System refers to the process by which persons committing criminal offenses are arrested, followed by systematic investigation to determine proof. After which charges are laid, defense is raised, trials conducted and sentencing rendered if found guilty or acquitted if innocent. Criminal offense is an evil act or omission punishable by law; and/or a long record of crime. An offense can be a minor or major violation, example of minor offense is jaywalking and some major offenses are murder, arson, and treason....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal law]

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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

- In Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, the theme of duality and the conflict between personal desires and morals is present throughout much of the novel. There are dual conflicts: one external between a disillusioned individual and his world, and the other internal between an isolated soul and his inner thoughts. It is the internal conflict in the main character, Raskolnikov, that is the focused on for much of the novel. The first of Rodya’s two sides is his intellectual side. This side of rodya is inhumane, and exhibiting extreme self-will and power....   [tags: Crime and Punishment Essays]

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