Drugs and Crime
Drugs and crime are literally everywhere. Drug abuse and crime go hand-in-hand. Drugs cause crime. Legalizing drugs is not the answer. Punishments should fit the crime. Repeat offenders should have harsher punishments. The history of drugs shows increasing drug use, abuse, an...
Criminal Activity during the 1920s
Have you ever just realized how the world was during the Prohibition Era? There were several events occurring during those times that were considered illegal. Bootlegging, prostitution, and the mafia were huge contributors to this illegal age.
During the 1...
Outline and assess the view that the official crime statistics tell us more about the people involved in their collection than they tell us about crime and criminals
Positivists believe that the official crime statistics (OSC) tell us about the crime & criminality and are very valuable....
Criminology 1:00 T/R
Crime Zones and Reasoning (Poverty, Race, Social Class)
Sociology is a branch of the social sciences that attempts to help us understand society and how people interact. As with many other social sciences, sociology employs theories to help u...
What makes criminals?
by: Brian Minor
Have you ever wondered why some social groups are more prone to crime than others are? Should we conclude that some groups are more prone to crime or that they are just put in a situation that makes them more likely to co...
Criminal behavior has always been a focus for psychologist due to the age old debate between nature and nurture. Is it the responsibility of an individual’s genetic makeup that makes them a criminal, or is it the environment in which they are raised that determines their outcome? R...
Common Public Misperceptions about Crime
By: Joseph Colombo
Source retrieved on December 6, 2008 from http://www.ncpa.org/pub/st/st176/s176h.html
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The causes and consequences of youth unemployment in Australia has been of particular concern within both government and private sectors for many years. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 10.9% of the total 15-24 age population was unemployed in September, 1995. This figure clim...
CRJ301: Juvenile Justice
Instructor: Sara Rogers
After a criminal is found guilty of committing an illegal offense, the next step for the individual is to be sentenced to some form of punishment according to the law. Sentencing is a punishment...
Dropping Out is No Longer an Option
Ashley R. Drader
The author reviews three scholarly articles discussing the current dropout rates affecting the American school systems. In some places dropout rates are as high as 50 percent within a single year. There are...
Ecology Of Crime
There are many patterns in the crime rate that seem to be linked to temporal and ecological factors. Crimes usually happen more often, and, or more less according to the day, season, climate, temperature, population density, and region. For example, a person is more likely to be...
Crime is an ever changing dilemma. One of the most effective ways society prepares and takes preemptive measures against crime is to study the patterns throughout the history of crime. Criminologists study many different aspects of crime and criminals alike. Some of the most important aspects to...
Natural Crimes and Legal crimes
Each crime that is committed is different in its own way. Some crimes can be violent while others can just serve a purpose. Other crimes are considered wrong no matter who is viewing them, while some crimes can be considered less important. Murder is a crime that...
The Irrational 18-Year-old Criminal
EVIDENCE THAT PRISON DOESN’T DETER CRIME
By Joel Waldfogel
In this article Joel Waldfogel provided insight on evidence that prison does not deter crime. He looked at two major aspects in the pris...
Reducing street crime, and white-collar crime, is about social control of _____.
We develop policies about crime on the basis of _____.
What are key theories that are advanced to explain crime?
-What is the "broken windows" theory (it's actually a sub-theory...)?
How do Steven...
Organized crime can be a number of different types of things. According to Lyman & Potter, (2007), “The NCIS describes organized crime as having four salient attributes: An organized crime group contains at least three people; The criminal activity the group engages in is ongo...
Identify a moral panic involving a crime in Trinidad and Tobago.
“Negative campaigning does not create a solution but creates a moral panic. Moral panic tries to force people to vote for the other side by stirring up emotions”. (Macauley,...
Sociologists focus on 2 main arguments relating to crime. First, the American Dream is based upon the desperate craving for richness. Being rich and famous may be a fantasy of many but in our society there are people that will go to drastic measures to ensure that it becomes a reality. This is where...
TO WHAT EXTENT DO YOU AGREE WITH THE STATEMENT “CRIME IS A SOCIAL PRODUCT.
The twentieth century was a time of many political assassinations and violent shootings. A nation in shock mourned the deaths of President John Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr....
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