Crime

Community Crime Profile Survey

Community Profile Questions The small community of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ is the one square mile home to a comparatively tiny population of approximately 7,600 people, including myself. I live on a residential street of this small suburban town where a great threat of danger and harm has never really been associated with its name. The […]

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White Collar Crime Analysis

In this paper the exciting criminal phenomenon known as white-collar crime will be discussed. Corporate Crime and Computer Crime will be discussed in detail. Crime preventative agencies such as the NCPC (National Crime Prevention Council) will also be researched. White Collar Crime The late Professor Edwin Sutherland coined the term white-collar crime about 1941. Sutherland […]

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What can representations of criminal women tell us about our anxieties regarding the other

The representations of women in crime have long been known to be different to those of men. Woman who commit murder or adultery, are presented as more evil or guilty than their male counterparts. Through the media and films such as, bad girls, monster, etc, we see how the publics view on female criminals is […]

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Unravelling the causes of crime is a notoriously difficult proposition

The causes of crime is a subject that attracts an enormous amount of interest, it is top of the governments political agenda, is constantly in the news and is even the focus of many fictional programmes. Statistics suggest that the crime rate in Britain is constantly increasing, with this in mind, various traditional explanations and […]

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What is crime prevention

There are many definitions of crime as it is hard to find a single definition which everyone would agree upon. Feldman (1993) defines crime as ‘anything forbidden or punishable by the criminal justice system. ‘ Therefore crime prevention can be defined as ‘any activity intended to reduce the frequency of events defined as crimes by […]

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Crime, Authority and the Policeman-State

Part AGatrell in this article considers how attitudes towards crime and policies have been constructed, by whom and how. The writer discusses from when the ideas about disciplining occurred and how the definition of crime has changed its meaning as the society has evolved over the centuries. So the writer begins with the history of […]

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AntiTerrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001

In order to evaluate this statement we must firstly identify what a civil liberty is. In a simple sense ‘liberty entails non-interference by others with ones freedom of choice and action’2. There is no agreed way in which civil liberties are separated from other types of liberties; however the word civil is used to describe […]

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Violent Crimes

Violent crimes as a phenomenon have been accompanying the history of humanity. They have been described in various written sources from Egyptian, Babylonian to Bible. Nobody has an answer to what causes violent crime, but a multitude of theories exist, ranging from criminological to biological. Violence and violent crimes permeate nearly every part of our […]

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The Formal Criminal Justice System

The formal criminal justice system has a range of different methods which are employed to help prevent certain members of society from engaging in deviant activity. One area that has been focused on recently is terrorism. The terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001 and of July 7th 2005, as well as the emergence of new […]

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Who is to blame for crime: the individual or society

With a big amount of criminal’s records, people are now more concerning about the reason for committing crime. However, who should we blame for the increasing number of crimes? Is it the individual problems or social problems? Should we say it is people problems in society or people in problem society? According to Gottfredson and […]

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Which the criminal justice system is underpinned by prevention and retribution

The criminal justice system is said by the Home Office to be a system which “works with individuals and communities to build a safe, just and tolerant society enhancing opportunities for all and in which rights and responsibilities go hand in hand, and the protection and security of the public are maintained and enhanced. ” […]

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Why are crime statistics often a misleading indication of the amount of crime in society

First of all to find out whether crime statistics are actually a misleading indication of crime in society we need to define what crime is first, in different societies there are different concepts and ideas of what crime is defined as, as legal meanings and shared social understandings differ from societies, most societies or individuals […]

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Culture, Crime, and Culpability

Cultural considerations assume particular significance when an accused is from a minority culture, as it is the moral values of the majority that are relied on to determine the accused criminal culpability. Occasionally, the accused is in a position of disadvantage as there may be a distinct between the cultural values he or she is […]

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Should juvenile offenders be treated differently to adult offenders

Juvenile offender’s also known as young offenders are classified in an individual section of the criminal justice system Children (Criminal Proceedings) Act 1987 (NSW). This is known as the Juvenile Justice System which describes how juveniles are treated in the criminal justice system. It incorporates legislation, policing, the courts and aspects of welfare including criminology, […]

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What have I found interesting in my studies of Crime stories

One of the aspects I have found stimulating whilst reading ‘The Tell tale Heart’ was how the criminal was presented the story. The criminal in ‘The Tell Tale Heart’ is very erratic and is convinced that he is normal, but of course, he is mad. The fast pace created by hyphens and short sentences in […]

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The Child Within

Crimes and the criminals themselves are the result of some underlying effect. This can be the product of many determining factors. Some children experience abuse in their household and thus commit the same crimes which they were subjected to as children. Some mothers encounter the overwhelming feeling of sympathy which people lavish on them after […]

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Serious crime is murder

“You must obey the authorities, not just because of God’s punishment but also as a matter of conscience.” Romans 13:5Peace is that calmness or security, which is established by order and harmony. To have peace within a society, there must be laws and regulations, which exist to establish that harmony to bring, maintain and promote […]

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Criminal Investigation Procedures

The use of collection of the evidence is critical for a case to be successful. A case can rest on the evidence collected at a crime scene and the evidence collected from statements recovered from the police in interviews. The police use many methods in order to construct an interview one of these include the […]

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Of Crime and Punishment

Any account of the development of criminology should begin by looking back to Europe in the late 18th century. This was a time of great social upheaval and change. Science was beginning to be a new force and, for the first time, it began to challenge the doctrines of established religion in seeking to explain […]

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Crocks and Robbers

The programme at first begins to represent the six disabled criminals as the victims or criminal society, rather than the aggressors. However, as the documentary progresses, it is obvious that some the spectrum of representation broadens out from the victim, to the aggressor.To begin with, three of the criminals (Julian, Robbie and the woman with […]

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Usefullness of Historical Sources

Source A describes an interview with a head teacher in Sussex. It is an extract from a local newspaper of the area dated 1945 – at the time of the war and focuses on juvenile delinquency in and around the village of Ashurst Wood. The Source refers to records that seem to show an ‘increase […]

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White Collar Crime Argumentative

A white-collar crime refers to crimes committed by business people, entrepreneurs, professionals, or public officials. It was a term first coined by Edwin Sutherland who defined the term as “crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation” (Sutherland 1974) and was the first to bring attention […]

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