White-collar crime is more serious than street crime because the punishment is more severe, crime is easier to detect or track, and it is more harmful. Street crime is robbery, selling drugs, and stealing cars; White-collar is identity theft, forgery, and embezzlement. Anyone can become the victims of street criminals. Most of the time these crimes happen because people are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. People see street crime more than white-collar crime because it happens in public and makes the news.
“The number of teenagers under eighteen arrested for murder has risen over one hundred fifty percent from 1985 to 1994. Id. This is a disturbing trend, especially in light of the fact that Justice Department surveys consistently show that less than half of all crime, including crimes of violence, is reported to the police.” ("102. Juvenile Crime Facts.") These statistics are alarming and it makes a big issue for our society.
The type of violence that is most common in prison is/are rape and gang violence. Unfortunately, inmates are not the only suspects, prison staff sometimes harass or rape the inmates. The inmates who are the victims of staff violence sometimes do not report that they have been violated or assaulted because they feel like no one will believe or listen to them. Deaths in prison are also a huge problem, according to Bureau of Justice A total of 4,446 inmates died in 2013, an increase of 131 deaths from 2012. This was the highest number of deaths reported to the BJS Deaths in Custody Reporting Program since 2007 (www.ncjrs.gov).
There are many different offenses that get sent to juvenile court. Most crimes sent to juvenile court aren’t too serious, but are still bad enough to be sent to court. “Unofficial reports suggest that a higher percentage of juvenile are involved in minor criminal behavior; grossly underreported common offenses include vandalism, shoplifting, underage drinking, and marijuana use”(Hales). There are instances where more scarce offense occurs and sometimes more serious misdemeanors but the offenses aren’t as common as vandalism, thief, underage drinking, etc. Some uncommon cases are usually shootings or murders.
Latino people often have high arrest rates. This is an issue because Latinos account for an excessive amount of all felony and misdemeanor arrests. To explain, Latinos are much more likely than White Americans to get arrested. Latinos account for almost half (46 percent) of all documented gang members in the United States. The issue here is that despite the high numbers of documented Latino gang members, only 3 percent of young Latinos aged sixteen to twenty-five report that they are now or have ever been in a gang.
In today 's society, there is always stereotypes about juveniles not just the fact that they have committed a crime at any point of their life, indeed by the drug influence, background, or race. In an article called 'It seems that we can only be interesting if we are smoking, snorting or stabbing ', it stated, that “One stereotype of young people today is that they are all thieving, knife-carrying, troublemakers who waste most of their time dossing about”(Dominique Mitchell.) Judging them to expeditious to even realize if there was an explanation for all of this nonsense. Adults seem to exaggerate in any case as police officers can pull you off from the streets because of the way you dress. In any case, there have been news reports that indicate how people distinguish us and anticipate juveniles or non-juveniles presuming they are a threat to society.
Gun Control and Mass Shootings in America Gun violence is an unquestionable issue in America, with the United States ranking as one of the worst with both homicides and suicides using guns. That being said, we outnumber Mexico in gun related deaths and among first-world countries we rank far above others in the number of gun deaths, such as England and Australia. Consequently, we live in one of the only first world countries that does not have extensive gun laws and restrictions to gun access. Aside from the countless homicides and suicides by firearm in this country, one particular issue within this predicament is mass shootings, with the most recent mass shooting occurring on February 14th, 2018 at a high school in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were killed. Although, it may seem like an easy fix to just implement gun control laws into our society to eliminate gun violence, but it is important to note that Americans own nearly half of all firearms globally, which is roughly 325 million guns;
Over past couple of decades juvenile crime as evolved from criminal mischief, vandalism and petty to theft to assault, rape, murder, and over the last few decades an increasing amount of juveniles take part in first degree murder crimes. Thus, the concept of “adult time for adult crime”, charging minors who commit serious crimes as adults, has been a controversial topic. Historically, American society has been treating most juvenile offenses, those under the age of 18, as delinquent acts to be handled in a separate juvenile court system which is designed to punish juvenile offenders and rehabilitate them before they reach adulthood. I am totally agree with that “adult time for adult crime”. Here has several reasons why I agree whit this point.
According to the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report, gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crime in most jurisdictions, and up to 90 percent in others. Statistics as such have the proclivity to create stereotypical facades of members involved in these social sets. Throughout the novel ‘The Outsiders’ written by S.E Hinton who was an adolescent herself at the time, enters around the main protagonist, Ponyboy, discovering that being engaged in a social group or a gang does not define your actions, personality and opinions. In the opening and mid stages the novel, Ponyboy outlines the contrasts between the two main social sets, the socials and the greasers.
The song contains the famous, “... In the land of the free and the home of the brave.” But are you truly free if you are being unfairly targeted because of your skin color? And are police officers being brave when they shoot unarmed human beings? A study by the University of California found that unarmed blacks who were stopped by police were 3.49 times more likely to be killed by police than whites who were unarmed and stopped by police.
When compared statistically, the ratio of a black unarmed civilian being killed by the police is 3.49 times higher than that of a white (Makarechi, 2016). In Weitzer and Tuch?s research book, ? Race and Policing in America: Conflict and Reform,? they explain that such a relationship on policing and racial inequality is not explainable at the local level, but the data for racial biases is indeed shocking in the case of police shootings. It?s even more common at local crime scenes.
Also, majority of the crime victims do not report their experiences or situations to law enforcement agencies participating in the UCR program, leading the data to be flawed with incidences (number of crimes committed) and the prevalence (number of offenders) of crime (jblearning p 63). Not reporting crime to the police, caused disparity between the number of crimes committed and the number of crimes reported to the police which calls into question the reliability of UCR data (jblearning p 63). In regards to the hierarchy rule: single crime incident in which multiple offenses are committed, only the most serious offense is reported. (Arson is the only exception; it is always reported to the FBI.) For example, if an offender robs and murders a victim, only the murder will be reported.
The Atlanta Police Department and the FBI had formed a surveillance team. On May 22, 1981, the team was situated under the James Jackson Parkway Bridge over the Chattahooche River in northwest Atlanta. Around 2:00 a.m., the surveillance team heard a loud splash and observed an automobile driving slowly off the bridge. The vehicle was stopped, and was Wayne Williams was identified as the driver on the bridge. Two days following the incident on the bridge, the nude body of Nathaniel Cater was pulled from the Chattahoochee River, approximately 1 mile downstream from the James Jackson Parkway Bridge (Deadman, 1984).
Matt Munson is a member of Beasley Allen’s Mass Torts Section, handling defective medical device litigation. He is lead attorney on cases involving Zimmer Biomet’s Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System and has been with us since 2006. Matt decided to pursue law after finding irregularities in a non-fiction novel while writing a literature paper at Auburn University Montgomery. By making a long-shot phone call to the author, Matt questioned him until he admitted it was not an entirely first-person account, as he had led everyone to believe. The author told Matt he should think about becoming a lawyer, and after taking a few pre-law classes, Matt changed his major and then attended Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Timothy Cole After being raped while held at knifepoint, Michele Mallin was able to identify Timothy Cole twice. The first time being a polaroid, where Timothy Cole was facing forward while the mugshots of the other photos were facing to the side; the second time she identified Cole was in a lineup. With absolute certainty on Mallin’s part, Mallin picked out Timothy Cole as her attacker and rapist in both instances. In court, a forensic examiner presented Mallin’s rape kit data from the hospital post attack.