Since the debut of network television shows like Law & Order, CSI, the 1991 film Silence of the Lambs and the O.J. Simpson trial, American's have found such words as "forensic, profiler, and DNA" to be part of their everyday vocabulary. This has so captured American's attention that two twenty-four hour cable networks have been developed, True TV (formerly known as Court TV) and ID (known as Investigation Discovery). Programs such as Forensic Files, the FBI Files, and The New...
Terrorism is the act of violence; it is classified into 4 major types: left wing terrorism, religious terrorism, Cyber terrorism, Narcoterrorism, Nuclear terrorism, and bioterrorism. These terrorists have different methods and techniques of carrying out their acts. The most common types are: bombing, kidnapping, hostage-taking, armed attacks and assassinations, arsons and firebombing, and hijackings and skyjackings. Terrorists around the world are from multi-religions, some unknown, but they...
July 1, 2010, a 911 dispatcher notified officers that bodies were found at 401 S. Rose Street in Wilson, NC. Immediately, local police officers were sent to the scene. Upon arrival, the officers go (went) inside to view the scene. Two bodies were brutally murdered. (<<Were the "bodies" murdered or were the "victims" murdered?) Blood was splattered on the walls, and in other rooms. No other persons appeared to be in the house. When arriving to the scene of the...
Introduction: Drug policies in any country relate to both men and women and vary from country to country. The United States drug policy began criminalization on use of drugs in the 21st century. Here, the United States view was that drug addiction was the crime and prohibited the use of illegal drugs. Canada our neighboring country has a drug policy that is directed to the decrease of health, economic and social effects of drug abuse. This comparative report will discuss several issues such...
The trafficking of humans is a large-scale industry that is rapidly becoming a global issue, and has many different functioning economies - among which the most prominent are currently domestic slavery, sweatshop labour, forced marriage, and prostitution. Globally, an estimated two million women and children are tricked or forced into slavery each year, often as a result of poverty. Of these, around 800,000 are trafficked into the sex industry, making it the third largest underground economy in...
Violence has been part of crime since time immemorial. Although white-collar and property crimes are the most common in the 21st century, violent crimes are still rife in the society. Criminals can easily access machine guns, explosives and highly sophisticated equipment, thanks to the current technology. Street gangs have gone high-tech and racial profiling also continues to exist. This research paper investigates escalation of violence in crime from 2000 to present day. Escalation of Violence...
Residential Community correction encompasses a number of alternative punishments for criminals considered non-violent. There are two models of community corrections applied in the United States: integrated community corrections (front end) -brings both judicial discretion and sentencing guidelines together with a range of alternative programs, probation and parole options; the second model (back end) refers to programs whereby correctional officials direct already sentenced offenders into...
Throughout the article, Kelling and Wilson attempt to shed light on the issues of criminal behaviour within close knit communities, and the ways in which governments are taking action to try and reduce escalating anti-social behaviour stemming from small-scale neglect. The article is a discussion about the effectiveness of policing, as a measure of crime control, and the effectiveness of the crime prevention methods that have been tried and tested throughout the years. The article has a...
The criminal justice system and the decisions made within this system affect everyone as a whole and therefore should be given considerable thought regarding ethics and morality. If this is not achieved, even the best of intentions can provide for unwanted consequences. There are several different theories in which criminal justice ethical issues can be examined. Utilitarianism, Deontological and the Peacemaking theory are just a few discussed in this paper. The utilitarianism ethical...
The issue of the treatment of young people when committing a certain crime is a very important issue because sometimes it may be a matter of life and death. Some people agree that in the case of murder, a young child or a teenager must be convicted even to death. However this occurs only in some states of the United States of America, where death penalty is still used as a way of punishment, when there is a violation of the law generally, and the case of murder more specifically.About USAThe...