Introduction Richard Benjamin Speck is a well-known mass murderer who was notorious for killing eight student nurses in 1966. He went through a rough childhood that inevitably would plant the seeds for who he was going to become. I believe that his behavior occurs because he is a narcissist. The power control theory explains Specks reasoning for his violent behavior (Hagen,2012). Power is the ultimate key to Richard’s rise and fall.
Her mother abandoned her and her brother Keith, her father killed himself in prison after being convicted of child molesting. Being raised by her alcoholic grandmother, and abusive grandfather, she was beaten and raped, and conceived at age thirteen after being assaulted by a stranger and subsequently giving birth. After Aileen gave birth she gave the baby up for adoption. When she was fifteen she was kicked out of her house and worked as a prostitute on a Florida highway. The first person she killed was a man named Richard Mallory; he was found in a junkyard with five more men’s bodies (College).
The Shawshank Redemption, an American drama, directed and written in 1994 by Frank Darabont is a classic even famous today. The film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who spent nineteen years of his life in the Shawshank state prison for the murder of his wife and her lover. The film, clearly exemplifies the hardships of the incarcerated inmates through characterisation in the form of Brooks Hatlan and Andy. This further creates institutionalisation as a means to redemption of one’s soul. Through the use of cinematography, imagery and shadowing, the director has been able to create the idea that incarceration acts as a catalyst to being instutionalised.
Both of the stories characters could be in a lot of danger. Ana was really hurt by her gang, and Junior and Sarah went to jail for two weeks. In the Memoir, “I Escaped a Violent Gang”, the author shows us that the main character had the courage to join a gang. Even if it meant they had to be harmed to get in.
He was a 19-year-old high school dropout looking for cash in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Wilbert got his money but received a multitude of negativity in the process. When it was all said and done, one woman was deceased, two people were injured, and Rideau had incurred the wrath of a "white mob that had gathered at the site of his arrest and again at the jail"(A Brief History). Half-heartedly, Mr. Rideau was assigned two attorneys with a real estate background, and in 1961 he was sentenced to death by an all-white jury. Under normal circumstances, this would wrap up the court case, yet Rideau 's situation turns bizarre.
The last few weeks in Maycomb County, led a stir of emotions in the town, regarding to Tom Robinson’s case. Tom was convicted of sexually assaulting Bob Ewell’s oldest daughter, Mayella. When the jury made a decision, Tom ended up guilty, and charged to jail. A couple days later, bam! Tom was shot seventeen times in the back and put to death.
Steven Soderbergh’s famous movie, Traffic (2000) provides viewers with heavy insight at the “war on drugs” in the United States. It discusses this international drug issue through three twisted stories. The first story is mainly set in Mexico City and other parts of the country, in which a new “drug czar” of Ohio state Supreme Court, Robert Wakefield (Michael Douglas), is appointed. As Wakefield tries to cope with his new position under difficult circumstances, and because he is away from his family for long periods of time, his sixteen-year-old daughter, Caroline become addicted to crack cocaine, but what’s unusual about Caroline is that she’s an honor student and National Merit Finalist.
This essay will examine the case study of the convicted serial killer Gary Ridgway, who was eventually caught and convicted for the murders 48 women. Ridgway, went on a killing spree of women without getting caught for over two decades, he went on to become the Green River Killer (Reichert, 2004). The essay will explore and evaluate the characteristics including the attribution of Garry Ridgway’s horrific crimes. In the 1980s and 1990s Ridgway targeted prostitutes, runaway girls, hitchhikers and vulnerable women in the locality of where he lived in Washington State, USA (Reichert, 2004). It baffled the authorities as to how he was able to commit these crimes whilst working and living in the locality of his crimes however, he was not suspected
The towns and countryside of American are plagues with a range of tragedies that most residents believe to be as a result of witchcraft. When we are first introduced to the lead in the series, he is a young assistant/clerk to the itinerant judge Isaac Woodward. Over the course of a few years, he develops a passion for justice and love and is sent by his employers to a range of locations to uncover truth and confront evil forces threatening the innocent. The first novel in the series Speaks the Nightbird is set in 1600 The Carolinas where the residents of Fount Royal are convinced that their city is cursed due to its many tragedies.
Between June 2007 and September 2007 Augustin and two other Atlanta police officers received over $10,000 to protect an illegal business. The nightclub in question posted the officers outside in the parking lot to intercept any incoming officers responding to calls at that location. In September 2007, the nightclub was shut down and the owner was apprehended for permit violations and running a business that promoted prostitution, drug sales, and gambling. Another form of misconduct is flouting. This means a law enforcement officer disregards the oath they took when pinning the badge ton heir chest.
This was a violent feud between two rival criminal gangs, Richmond and Fitzroy that lasted for several months. In 1918, a robbery was planned out with the Fitzroy and Richmond gang working together. 3 people were arrested in this incident and the Fitzroy gang were suspicious that someone had told the police. They were also unsatisfied by the money that was split between them and decided to drug and rob Dolly. Squizzy was arrested for a shooting incident and sentenced to 18 months in jail.
A couple of friends from university who purchased and sold fentanyl, a deadly drug, on the dark web are now in jail. Aaron Gledhill, 30 and Ross Brennan, 28 raked in hundreds of pounds in profits making and selling the deadly painkiller as well as other illicit drugs. In the past 9 months in the UK, at least 70 individuals have died as a result of ingesting fentanyl, usually when combined with heroin. Gledhill and Brennan are Huddersfield
Racial and ethnicity discrimination in the justice system have been around since the beginning of this country against “Negroid” . Writing this research paper brings me back to the first book I ever read; “The Emmett Till Story;” which should be a reminder how awful our justice system can be. The problem we are having today in America is that Emmett Till’s story is still going on in 2017. The story goes like this per emmetttillmurder.com “While visiting family in Money, Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American from Chicago, is brutally murdered for flirting with a white woman four days earlier.” Now this is we their system have fail, and continued to nose-dive the Negroid around in America.
In our previous class we spoke about how the profile of the usual white collar criminal is white, middle age, has a high level of education married, has a home and is in a supervisory position. This reminded me of one of my undergrad classes where we spoke about older white males more likely to commit suicide because of the loss of status. Putting those two together if reminded me of former Walls Street trader Michael Marin. Michael Marin was 53 years old, had a wife and children and could not pay the $2,500 a month mortgage on his home. Furthermore, he had $34,000 in back taxes.
JonBonet, who was named Little Miss Colorado in the mid 90’s , was the daughter of John and Patricia "Patsy" Ramsey. The 6-year-old daughter of a business executive was found slain in the basement of her home hours after her mother discovered a ransom note indicating the girl had been kidnapped according The Record [Bergen County, N.J]. Many crimes go unsolved, because of mistakes created by the officers or investigators at the crime scene such as tampering with evidence, flaws in the legal system, and departments giving up on cases of up to a year. For one thing, it was reported in the article that the crime scene was hopelessly tampered with when the victim’s father, Jon Ramsey, picked up and moved his daughter’s body from the storeroom