Crime Essays

Juveniles Tried as Adults

In the United States, anyone who is charged for committing a crime before the day of their 18th birthday is considered a juvenile and depending on the severity of the case shall be tried as a juvenile. There are some cases; however, where the juvenile justice system should be harder on the juvenile, but in most cases they should not go to an adult prison. There are most certainly some cases in which the juvenile should face the adult justice…

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Social Problems Created by Gambling

As you requested on August 2012, our report outlines the findings into how to minimize social problems arising from gambling. Since casino started operations, casino-related crimes have been occurring on average once a month. The more worrying trends are the increasing number of addicts and regression of their age. It has been reported that more youths 18 – 21 are seeking help for their addictions. (Channelnewsasia. com, February 8, 2012) Firstly we delve through news sites to define crimes that…

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Cultural Perspectives on Crime

Minorities are over represented in the criminal justice system because they are targeted during drives to reduce hooliganism, juvenile drug offenses and crime. Then there are biases against them during prosecution, trial and judgment. Finally, the minorities get harsher sentences than their white counterparts (Davis. A 1998). In my opinion the minorities are over represented in the criminal justice system because of prejudices within the system. Way back in 1991, in LA, police officers beating Rodney King were captured on…

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Victimless Crime

“A victimless crime is an offense that is consensual and lacks a complaining participant,”(Schur, 1965; Meier and Geis, 1997). Victimless crimes are crimes lacking grievances since it is believed that there are no victims. The crimes typically implicate eager accomplices that break the law, and since nobody makes any complaints to the authorities regarding these crimes it makes it difficult for authorities to make an arrest and prosecute the offenders. The approximated financial cost of these victimless crimes is typically…

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Social Issues in Music_ Crime and Violence

One of the most prominent themes addressed in popular music today is violence and crime—especially in hip hop and R&B songs. Many have speculated that rap music has been the source of crime and violence among young people, particularly within the African American community. There are many songs, however, that do not glorify that lifestyle and send out clear messages stating that people need to stop fighting, stop killing, and stop the criminal acts. With crime and violence still being…

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The Lock ‘em Up Approach to Sentencing

The approaches used to address the crime problem seen in America are subject to political influences (Travis; Walker). Celebrated cases, such as those of Megan Kanka and Polly Klaas, can put extreme political pressure on legislatures to take extraordinary measures to control or prevent crime (Walker). In addition, the local evening news in most metropolitan areas begins each night with stories on the murders, rapes, and assaults that had occurred in the community. This sets the public perception of the…

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Gang Leader for a Day

In so doing, Venkatesh revealed a complex mix of subculture (the Black Kings were a highly organised gang with a clear hierarchy, recruitment rituals, and socialisation processes) and culture – the gang were embedded in the day-to-day life of the Projects. Although their primary purpose was to make money through selling drugs (mainly crack cocaine), they also performed a range of secondary functions within their territory – from the provision of protection for Project residents from other gangs, through the…

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Crime and Intentional Tort

A crime is defined as “acts or omissions that are in violation of law” (West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, 1998). The states and the federal government have enacted criminal laws that define each of the crimes and prescribe penalties in case of violation or commission (West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, 1998). The two elements of a criminal offense are: “actus reus and mens rea; one is physical and the other, mental state” (West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, 1998). Thus, “actus…

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_the Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender_ by Marele Day

“Witty, wryly humorous and fast-paced, “The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender” is a thriller with a twist which brilliantly evokes the sleaze below the surface of the city’s glittering façade”. Is this what the novel is about? Marele Day’s novel, “The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender” explores a large scope of issues related to crime and mystery writing. The use of simple language, symbolism, clever wit and a certain sense of satirical mockery all contribute to composing this…

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Research Process and Terminology

The purpose for this document is to speak of my description of the research process and these documents will also contain new vocabulary retrieved from this week’s readings. In fact, this document will speak of how this new vocabulary and information applies to a career in criminal justice. In addition, this document will speak of how not knowing the correct vocabulary changes as I conduct the criminal justice research. Furthermore, this document will speak of how knowing the new vocabulary…

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Legalizing Gambling in Hawaii

I say we should legalize gambling in Hawaii. First of all, it would drastically increase Hawaii’s revenue and flow of tourism. Hawaii is already mainly dependent on tourism for incoming revenue. Some claim that crime might rise, but crime is there regardless of any laws, in any city, state, or country one might reside in. The state could utilize some of the vastly refined revenues to amplify law enforcement. This will help combat any criminal activity. A good defense is…

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Facts of the Case

The video of case number 82A04-8876-CV-285, White vs. Gibbs and O’Malley’s Tavern, is a video where the defendant is going before judges seeking summary judgment as a matter of law in their favor. Debbie White has sued Patrick Gibbs under the civil provisions of Indiana’s Dram Shop Act, Indiana Code 7.1-5-10-15.5. This case was brought in diversity before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana due to the parties residing in two different states. The case…

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Exclusionary Rule

The Fourth amendment guards against unreasonable searches and seizures, along with requiring any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. The interpretation and execution of the Fourth amendment in the courtroom however, is decided by the Supreme Court in an attempt to find a fair balance between individual and community interests. The exclusionary rule for example, is a Supreme Court precedent that holds police departments responsible for seizing incriminating information according to constitutional specifications of due process,…

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Differences Between Inquiry and Investigation

According to sec-4(k) of CrPC,1898-Inquiry includes every inquiry other than a trial conducted under this Code by a Magistrate or Court. Section 159 of the Code empowers a Magistrate on receipt of a police report under Section 157, Cr.P.C. to hold a preliminary inquiry in order to ascertain whether an offence has been committed and, if so, whether any persons should be put upon their trial. In cases triable by the court of sessions and proceedings take place before a…

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On the Sidewalk Bleeding

Don’t judge a book by its cover. We all grow up listening and trying to live day in and day out following the metaphorical phrase. For most of us, this idiom means little however; Evan Hunter uses a character from On the Sidewalk Bleeding to influence the reader of its importance Andy is a young gang member growing up in the rough neighborhood of The Bronx. As a result, the attraction of membership leads Andy to join The Royals, a…

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