Introduction For every criminal that committed crimes, they will eventually be punished by the power of justice. Those Criminal will be imposed with heavy penalties that depend on the seriousness of the crime. The crime rates in Malaysia are rising as the economic growth is increasing nowadays. Even though that Malaysia is prosperous, the crime rate is still increasing .People from Malaysia is more likely to live in fear from being harm by criminal. In order to control the crime rate from...
Throughout the years there have been many discussions regarding the link between education and delinquency/crime (West, Farrington, Monahan, Rodolfo, Torres, Raymond, Michalowski and Abrahamsen), the link is strong but is often shown in various ways. Education is important for all children in terms of limiting the opportunity for participating in the criminal activity. It can affect the selection of friends, and the places that you frequent. When children attend school it encourages them to...
Even though it may appear on the surface that controlling the possession of guns saves lives by keeping the guns away from the criminals' hands, the past record of gun control measures has proved otherwise. Several reports and studies have shown that the more laws and regulations are imposed, the higher the rates of deaths. On the other hand, reliable sources have shown that all obedient citizens have been using guns for self defense against criminals. This therefore implies that guns are used...
The social disorganisation theory was one of the most important criminological theories developed from the Chicago School of thought, namely research conducted by Shaw and Mckay (1942). Shaw and McKay (1942) used spatial maps to study the residential locations of juveniles referred to Chicago courts, they discovered that rates of crime were not equally dispersed. Instead, crime was concentrated in certain areas and interestingly remained stable in such areas despite the changes of the...
Domestic violence is a serious problem and is affecting more than half of women and children in the United States. According to Billitteri, "Illinois leads the nation in juvenile arrests for violent crime, with 1,000 arrests per 100,000 persons ages 10 to 17. Five states --- Maine, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia --- had arrest rates below 100," (196). Many victims suffer injuries due to domestic violence by their attackers. Also, Day and Carson said, that the...
Since there were not real understanding of crime, people that broke the law where punished in a harsh manner. Punishments were in barbaric manner which lead to serious mutilation of the offenders body. Eventually time came when people started to understanding crime and combine ideas on how to deal with it. Two theorists named Cesare Beccaria and Jeremy Bentham were the mastermind behind the concept/idea of the classical school of criminology. The key concept and idea behind the classical school...
Victim Support is the oldest victim organisation with more than 35 years of experience and also the largest worldwide. There three aims are simply to support, help cope with crime and give any sort of information to victims (Marshall, 1999). They have many charity and witness service companies within them. There are many ways in which these programmes process. It can be a victim-offender mediation process, in which the mediators discuss the crime, the aftermath and the next steps towards...
By shifting from the view that drug and alcohol use is a disease, social workers have been granted more flexibility in their invention with substance users.  Discuss. Drug misuse in Britain is a substantial and growing problem, with a significant and profound impact on the health and social functioning of many individuals.  Parker et al (1995) highlight that:  "Young people are increasingly using a wide range of drugs and alcohol at a younger age and the age of initiation into drug use...
The act of stealing from banks while subjecting the people to force and violent gestures is termed as the crime of bank robbery. The bank robbery that took place in the year 1866 at Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, when several members of a gang shot a 19 year old boy and took off with $60,000, is still remembered as the first robbery in USA. There were some acts that are said to be the bank robberies before this robbery but the methods and reasons haven't been confirmed as yet. Over...
Young teenagers are abusing all sorts of drugs across the globe. The most prevalent drug abused is synthetic marijuana. Synthetic marijuana has got great impact on the health of the users. The drug affects development, learning, social life, family ties and schooling of young teens. The research conducted by federal government department of Drug Abuse Warning Network postulated that forty percent of young people between the age of ten and above are using and abusing synthetic marijuana. This...