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White & Hanes, (2008) the growth of ancient theory demonstrates that classical and positivist schools of criminology are a current approach to dealing with criminal acts. The main idea of the two key schools is to create sufficient approaches to stop deviant behaviour that are considered to be most dangerous to society. Although the purposes of both approaches added to the reasons of criminal activities, both the schools present opposite philosophies to explain deviant behaviour White et...
As of June 2008, more than 13.6 million people passed through jails and prisons across the United States. In other words, one in every 131 people was incarcerated at some point during that year (US Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009). Inmates entering jail facilities report a myriad of acute and chronic health problems including hypertension, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, acute and chronic pain and substance abuse disorders (Freudenberg, et al., 2007). With the rates of incarceration being so...
Police firm is a law enforcement force that concern to protect life and property, preserve law, as well as order, prevent and detect crime. A police firm can be understood as specialized firms equipped arm in protecting governed law, fighting resistance of crime, order and security of society, protect life and property of citizen. Almost police forces represent legal rights and benefits of people, moreover maintaining application law in practices. To these duties, police officers need essential...
Some countries have the death penalty built in their constitution. In their point of view, they prevent another murder. On the other hand, some do not recognize the death penalty as a part of their code. In fact, they believe that there are no rights for humans to take other human lives this should be regarded as legalized murder. The question one has to ask is: is capital punishment the best solution for murder? This research will discuss and examine the pros and cons of the death penalty from...
Suicide bombers blow themselves up in order to attack people or property. They may attach explosive to their bodies, which permits them to access crowded areas where placing explosive would otherwise be difficult. Other suicide tactics involve using vehicles to create dangerous accident or run into buildings. In Pakistan mostly the teen agers take participation in suicide attack in the recent past. As of July 2007, before the Lal Masjid assault, the volunteers for self-martyrdom tended to be...
The concept of deviance in sociology is a broad one, encompassing many forms of behavior, legal and illegal, ordinary and unusual. Crime is one form of deviance, specifically, behavior that violates specific criminal laws. School violence, shootings in the workplace, drive by shootings: these are the images of violence in America. Violence is growing more rapidly among youth than any other groups - both as victims and as perpetrators. (Becker, 2004) What can be done about violence?...
It has indeed been proven that the media portrays a very negative image on violent crimes as perpetrated by black Americans and this to a large extent  impacts on the law, regulations, and public perceptions on the violent crimes. For instance, a violent crime such as rape has been painted as a grim reality that all of us need to be aware. This has had the effect of even influencing the way law makers perceive rape. It has eventually led to stringent laws being developed to deal with the crime...
The offence of burglary is defined by section 9 of the Theft Act 1968. It states that a person is guilty of committing the offence of burglary if they enter a building as a trespasser with the intent to steal or indeed attempts or is successful in stealing anything in the building. (Theft Act, 1968) Despite the fact that the number of burglaries that have been committed has consistently decreased over the past 15 years, it still remains one of the most prevalent forms of criminal attack in the...
"Juvenile crime touches millions of people in the United States each year, imposing substantial cost on society."(Jacob and Lefgren, 2003, p. 1560) "The rate at which juveniles were arrested for violent crimes rose 79 percent between 1978 and 1993"(Levitt, 1998, p. 1156). "In 1997, law enforcement officials arrested 2.8 million people under the age of 18" (Jacob and Lefgren, 2003, p.1560). Minorities represent a significant portion of those arrested. Years of data...
The Criminal Justice System is increasingly drawing attention to male victims of sexual and violent crime, but some of those responses are, to some degree, uneven and lacking equity. This essay will first focus on the definition of 'victim' and the types of victimisation that males' experience. Then the general responses of the Criminal Justice System and other agencies will be examined, and the uneven responses to male victims will be shown. Additionally, masculinity, a main reason why male...