Crime and deviance can be found in all cultures in society. It comes in many degrees, and affects us all differently. As the years go by, crime rates have increased, and criminals are becoming craftier. Crime and deviance often occurs due to desperation, conflict, dare, and rebellion. These crimes are often controversial, and spark media and political debate.
A large one in our society is the racism against Muslims. People assume the worst of them because ‘they cause so many terrorist attacks’, however, that isn’t true. They are blamed for a lot of horrible events because of their race and culture which in turn, really hurts them. Our world shouldn’t be full of racism anymore, but somehow, there still is a bunch of it
Hate Crime is a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.” If an African American commits the same crime as an Caucasian it is more likely for the black person to be charged and arrested due to the racial issues we have today. There are many pros and cons towards the issue of racial crime, but hate crime is still a very difficult issue for our country to overcome. In order to overcome the issue of hate crime it would require changing legislation, public and police attitudes. A greater population of blacks live in condensed civil areas than whites. Dense urban areas are more policed than suburban or rural areas.
Instead the focus was on what was facilitating it-such as criminogenic environments due to economic hardship, broken homes, and potential mental conflicts. Thus the Progressive period was more interested in the government treating rather than judging the offender, and felt that keeping one incarcerated made it impossible to rehabilitate them into normal society. Consequently, probation, parole, and indeterminate sentencing became solutions to crime. The medical model views crime as being caused by underlying psychological factors. This placed a strong reliance on psychological remedies for crime, including psychological analysis, diagnosis, and treatment of the root causes of criminal behavior similar to the treatment of a patient with a mental illness.
violence, aggression. and inhuman ways of crimes as' shown in the crime re-enactment shows. Increase in sensationalism and violence in the crime re-enactment shows having such impacts on the audience which \\ ould disturb the information function of media There is a lot of fear about the content of the crime re-enactment shows these days wh ich often does not serve the mission of Journalism that is information the public (true and subjective ). The media is known to be the most powerful means of communication. Media IS to be the voice for the voiceless in the society and be a public watchdog.
It weakens the faith the public has for the justice system as well as poses safety issues; when innocent people are put away, the real criminals are still out there. Luckily, it is known what causes wrongful convictions and how to fix them. Many wrongful convictions are due to mistaken eyewitnesses, jailhouse snitches, or false evidence. I think many of the wrongful convictions could be solved with harder evidence, more information. A case should not rely on a single eye witness but multiple.
I feel like violent crimes are more likely to be reported because of the type of crime it is. Even though violent and property crimes are both serious I think because violent crimes are physical they are most likely to be reported. Also it depends on the victim and whether or not they want to report the crime. Sometimes victims feel like not reporting the crime because of their personal feelings and if a crime is not brought to the attention of police the crime cannot be dealt with.
Throughout history, disputes and tensions between law enforcement officials and communities of minorities have endured hostility and violence between each other. Racial profiling has become a “hot topic” for researchers as well as for politicians and by now it is likely that most citizens are at least aware of the common accusations of racial bias pitted against law enforcement (Cochran & Warren, 2013). Communities of color are being discriminated against and racially profiled by white police officers for any suspicion of criminal activities. It has been widely assumed by policy makers and citizens alike that allegations of racial profiling are mostly associated with the policing practices of white officers and their treatment of racial and ethnic minorities (Cochran & Warren, 2013). Also, individuals of minority descent will certainly recognize that they are being racially profiled during a stop that is being conducted by a white police officer.
why do people steal,lie, and even crave violence ,and also why do people cling to bad habits. Many studies have been done and research has found that background has a big effect on society not only to each of us individually but to us as a whole. Racism is a big thing we see at the moment. Everyone sees racism all the time and that hatred can lead to lies, theft, and even murder at many times. We judge these people and never take the time to understand where this hatred for this set of people came from.
However, many still don’t agree that the risks are worth it. Rebellions can destroy as much as they create. For example, the effects of the Ferguson uprising in Missouri are controversial. Thanks to the event, the issue of racism among police officers has gotten more publicity. The negative effects of the rebellion are that the people that were a part of the uprising faced unemployment, and damage was done to both public and private property that needed to be paid for and fixed.