Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Professor: V Granvelli
November 25, 2012
Throughout all my research I had been studying a lot of topic such as, illegal firearms, the rise in crime, gun control, homicides, etc. But in specific on this paper I’ll be discussing the best way to combat or prevent the rise in crime and the use of illegal firearms. Even though, the flood of illegal handguns on the city's streets is taking a disturbing toll, the number of murders and shootings has risen significantly this year. As statistic show that190 people have been killed this year, compared with 172 during the same period last year. The best way to combat the rise on crime is by starting with ourselves this means being examples for other, letting young children to look at us as a role model in society and creating more safety in our neighborhood as there kid that may learn from us. In contrast, creating techniques to know your neighbors and communicate with them on a regular basis. Become acquainted with your new neighbors if you just moved into a new neighborhood. Introduce yourself and familiarize yourself with each other's family members, cars and work and vacation schedules so you can become more aware of any suspicious behavior. Set up a neighborhood watch program in collaboration with your local police department. Make sure your streets and homes are well lit to deter any potential criminals. Pay attention to any suspicious behavior in the neighborhood or any yelling or screaming, and don't be afraid to report it to other neighbors or to your local law enforcement officers. As a matter of fact, some neighbors tends to keep any suspicious activity to themselves and not being aware of the consequences of theirs silence, also Keep your house, garage and vehicles secure at all times. Make sure that your doors and windows are locked when you are away. Have a neighbor gather your mail and newspapers if...
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