11 October 2012
What I Have Learned
Today the world is based not only on its economic downfall but its crime as well. Many people dont go by the rules and take matters into their own hands not thinking twice about the consequences. Crime is not a joke, especially when it involves innocent civilians who can end up hurt, with no protection of their own. This is why criminal justice is so important, it is their for the people. It is their to protect and get justice. It is there for knowledge and for people who dont necessarily feel the need to know about the law and how important it is to understand its meaning.
In the first few chapters, I learned that there are various types of crimes. Such as felonies and how serious the punishments are, Misdemenours and how the time is less severe. There is also occupational crime,organized crime, visible crime, violent crime, property crime, public order crime, political crime, and cybercrime. Many of these crimes involve a plan, something that they go by. For example, an organized crime is carefully thought out and in the end something is supposed to happen, there is a goal that they must accomplish in order for it to stay on task.
I also learned, that in crime not all is reported which is known as, dark figure of crimes. Not knowing what isnt reported is scary to think about only because this is what causes missing people, death, and other tradegic possibilities and not knowing the motive of the crime and who was involved is worse. Rape and other sexual assault victims do not report the attack. Crimes go unreported for many reasons, rape and sexually assaulted victims do not want to go through the questioning and the public embarrasment of the incident. They want it to be a personal and private situation that isnt broadcasted.
I also learned that race, sex, and age play a key role in crime. If you are an African American male, in your late teen years and...