The author of this article, "The Iron Fist in the Velvet Glove" argues that "crime is caused not only by economic policies which result in direct suffering for millions of people, but also by the individualistic, competitive and cynical values which are endemic to capitalist social relations and ideology." In other words crime is caused due to more than just the deprivations of a lower socioeconomic individual attempting to survive but the environment that has transpired...
On October 1, 1993, twelve year old Polly Klaas was fast asleep in her home with a few of her friends. She was having a slumber party. In the middle of the night, a strange man broke into Polly's bedroom, tied up and gagged all of the girls and then left the house with Polly. Polly's body was not found for over two months. She had been brutally murdered while her mother was fast asleep. It was later discovered that the killer had recently been released from prison on parole. The public was...
Crime, a forever topic in human society, seems to have limitless content to explore and report. Nowadays, crime news is already common and general. The media, as a news and story finder and reporter, has always been keen on the crime areas. As most people believe that the media tend to pay more attention on the female offenders' stories on serious offences, such as violent and sexual crimes using a gendered attitude towards them. This assertion may be thought by a great number of people that is...
This is a statement made by Robert Reiner that continues to shape the perception of most individuals and may result in reduced confidence in the police force. The claims are primarily as a result of the much disappointment that individuals experience after having high expectations of the police force after any successive reform crusade. Comparing the confidence levels on police forces across the world may disclose that some of the police forces are perceived as more accountable than others. For...
Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property for the purpose of intimidation, coercion, or ransom. Terrorists often use violence and threats to create fear among the public, to try to convince people that their government is powerless to prevent acts of terrorism, and to get immediate publicity for their causes. Acts of terrorism can range from threats to actual assassinations, kidnappings, airline hijackings, bomb scares, car bombs, building explosions, mailings of...
There were long queues to enter to the US even before 1965 and thereafter too. The process of admission to the US became more difficult, complex and even costly after 1965 and taking long time which caused long queues. Those who are having strong desire to get an immigrant visa for economical and social reasons, often tried to enter the US by an alternative routes such as illegal entries, enter by temporary visa and there after become illegal immigrants (Foner, 2005, p. 137). In this chapter,...
Deterrence theory is paralle or even better compliments the Classical theory of Cesare Beccaria (1738-1794) established in 1764 from his book titled, An Essay on Crimes and Punishment. The fundamental design of "classical theory" is the assumption that individuals are rational people who pursue their own interest that attempt to maximize their own pleasure and minimize their own pain. In the pursuit of self-interest individuals are deterred by the threat of swift, certain, and severe...
There is a saying that history often repeats itself. If this is a true saying, then society will have to deal with the complex issue of juveniles delinquents, who may eventually become adult criminals, as societies in time past dealt with the same conflict. Moreover, if this saying is true then the community in which juvenile delinquencies exist must have the tools necessary to divert the youth from crime. If one is to convert delinquent youth's behavior, they need to be able to variegate...
Criminal profiling is a process where investigators and detectives work to profile a criminal. This involves acquiring information about the criminal and what is a recurring theme in his or her crimes. Any clues that could possibly be any help to deciphering who the criminal is recording in a file and a team will work to try to piece this information together and try to uncover the identity of the criminal. They use several methods to help them. One of these is crime reconstruction. This...
Worrall finds that morals and reasoning training favorably alters the behavior of low-level offenders. Also, according to Worrall treatment programs focusing on anger management and life skills training are promising, whereas programs focused on improving victim awareness do not. Finally, Worrall (2008) concludes that treatment aimed at rehabilitation is more effective than prison or other harsh sanctions, particularly when it is combined with cognitive-behavioral therapies. The Kampala...