Crime

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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Life and Crimes of Fred West

In February 1994, Fred West was charged with the murder of his daughter Heather West; however, what followed in the months of March and April newspapers began to report the amazing discovery of one of the most prolific serial killers of the 20th century. Police officers, whose aim was to retrieve the remains of Heather […]

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To what extent was the abolition of Prohibition in 1933 due to an increase in crime

Prohibition was introduced in 1919 in the expectation that all parts of society would prosper. However this was not the case and in many respects ‘The Noble Experiment’ did quite the opposite. It is clear that crime was a very influential factor in bringing about the abolition of prohibition in 1933. The interdiction of alcohol […]

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Cyber Crime Law

Cyber crime is the latest and perhaps the most complicated problem in the cyber world. The term “Cyber Crime” has nowhere been defined in any statute or Act passed or enacted by the Indian Parliament. Any criminal activity that uses a computer either as an instrumentality, target or a meaner for perpetuating further crimes comes […]

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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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Victorian Villains

The Victorians were very xenophobic in the way in which they regarded criminals. It was also very stereotypical, believing that all criminals ‘were reluctant to do an honest day’s work for an honest day’s wage, and who preferred idleness, drink, ‘luxury’ and an easy life’. This quote has been taken from the article ‘Crime and […]

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Sociology Youth Crime

Youth crime In youth crime there are patterns and trends in youth crime. The ethnicity is in 2007-8 black young people made up 3% of the general 10-17 population but account for 7% of those coming to attention of the youth Justice system. 14% of those received a custodial sentence and almost 1 in 3 […]

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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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Youth Crime Analysis

After reviewing the two essays on youth crime “Children as the Enemy” by Peter Elikann and “The Crackdown on kids by Annette Fuentes, the latter, which is based on the ideal that these days ‘to be young is to be suspect’, would be the more appropriate and effective essay to be published in the magazine […]

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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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The Reasons Behind Juvenile Crime

Of all the creatures God has created, children are believed to be the purest and most innocent. They are the symbol of happiness in every family. In the Qur’an, God described them as “the adornment of life of this world” (Verse 46, Sura 18). Not only do children possess this unique purity, but they also […]

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The labeling perspective presents us with a whole new idea of crime

“Deviance is not a quality of the act the person commits, but rather a consequence of the application by others of rules and sanctions to an offender. The deviant is one to whom that label has successfully been applied; deviant behaviour is behaviour that people so label. ” 1 The labeling perspective presents us with […]

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Using Strengths And Weaknesses Of Police

According to the Home Office “Police statistics provide a good measure of trends in well reported crimes, are an important indicator of police workload, and can be used for local crime pattern analysis” (Home Office 2004). Violent crime has always been an issue of concern for both the government and the public. Reports of attacks […]

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Crime in our society today is becoming worse and worse by the day

Crime in our society today is becoming worse and worse by the day. Not only are petty crimes such as robbery and assault being committed more, but serious crimes such as Rape, GBH and child abuse are on the increase as well. Society takes a less than sympathetic view to these crimes and believe that […]

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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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Crime in the National Press

The paper assigned to our group was The Daily Mail. Sunday issues of this paper were not to be considered. Articles that were to be included in the coding were only those that dealt with crimes located in England, Scotland and Wales. Only news stories and news features were to be considered, ignoring items such […]

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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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How useful are the official statistic as a source of information as offending behaviour

The official statistics are crimes recorded (under guidelines form the government) by the police, and the probation service (to an extent). “The crime contained in these volumes are of great significances, not only for those who study crime or work in the criminal justice system, but also for politicians, the mass media and the general […]

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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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