Crime

African-American Organized Crime & Today’s Youth Gangs

African-American organized crime, although present, has not maintained a true record of its existence. The amount of information that is known is relatively small but informative. These organization are believed to have been in place for at least a century. These organizations were important to the African-American community just as it was important to the […]

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Considering Explanationsof Gun Crime Offences

Gun crime is an offence that is increasingly becoming a primary concern for the criminal justice system in this country. Gun crime has gradually increased over the past thirty years and is now a major problem nationally. The first significant gun crime offence in this country was the Hungerford Massacre, August 1987. A lone gunman […]

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Do the Media Inform or Misinform the Public about the Nature

There is continuous debate on the effectiveness of media reporting with regards to informing the public about crime. The media have motive, methods by, which they distort information, and evidence of the affects of their misinforming the public. However the media do inform the public with regards to problems in our society, without the media […]

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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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Evaluate the response adopted by the state to combat terrorism on mainland Britain after 1970

This essay will attempt to give an evaluation of the state’s response to terrorism on mainland Britain since 1970. It will begin by briefly examining the ways in which terrorism can be defined and discussing some of the tactics that groups associated with it have deployed. The government’s actions to combat it will then be […]

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Sociology Of Crime & Deviance

In order to discuss critically the statement, “The major danger of crime in modern society is not the crime, but that the fight against it may lead to totalitarian developments”, initially this assignment will focus upon crime control within Britain as a democratic state, paying particular attention to government actions and the impact of such […]

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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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Young people and Crime

This essay will look at ‘why do youth justice professionals argue for a reduction in the use of incarceration for young people and why has it been unsuccessful’. Muncie believes that “Youth justice is an area of social control prone to conflict, ambiguity and unintended consequences” (2004, pg 155). This confusion stems partly from the […]

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The view that society is both fearful of, and fascinated by, crime

This essay will attempt to outline the view that our society is both fearful of, and fascinated by crime. We will briefly look at the definition of crime, the possible reasoning’s behind crime, from that this essay will lead onto who in large commits crime and how that is represented in the media but most […]

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The rate of imprisonment in England and Wales is one of the highest in Europe

In this essay I am going to discuss the rate of imprisonment in England and Wales compared to the rest of Europe and the effect sentencing practices in England and Wales have on it. “Though international comparisons are fraught with difficulty (pease1994), England and Wales rely on the use of imprisonment to an extent greater […]

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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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What Causes Crime

Biological, psychological, and sociological theories of crime all seek to determine why individuals commit crime. Biological theorists link crime to physical and/or mental traits of an individual. Psychological theorists link crime to influences of individual and family factors, such as events that take place during childhood that have an impact on an individual during adulthood. […]

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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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Official Crime Statistics

It should be noted that the trend before the new ales were introduced was a reduction in crime. The table below shows the trend in crime in the United Kingdom up to and including the crime recording rules and its amendment. Source: Simmons and Dodd, Home Office Statistical Bulletin, 2003, p. 27 While these figures […]

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From Crime Scene to Court Room

The curiosity starts when the yellow “Do Not Cross” tape goes up; it’s a sign that something awful has happened, a crime scene. The crime scene is a very important part of an investigation, whether it is a burglary, sexual assault, or a homicide. It is crucial that nothing be disturbed or touched until proper […]

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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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