Crime: The Relationship between Poverty and Crime The drastic increase in Crimes witness in the recent years has the roots. Both in social as well as material conditions. Crime is undeniably a vast issue in any society. Crime today is very rampant and is at an ultimate high which the world is slowly falling apart. You may think and ask yourself, “What is happening in our world today?” The world is not as easy as it seem to be.
With all this prevalence of violent acts, there are some consequences that begin to occur, one being that a society does not regard those acts with as much importance or feeling than prior. There is overwhelming evidence showing that desensitization and lowered empathy are just the beginning of negative effects to come (Lyons). This can be seen in the report, “Violence in Media”, reviewing a study conducted by the Surgeon General’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior. The committee found that, “exposure to media violence can desensitize people to violence in the real world . .
According to Ruth and Lauren (2009), in the United States, there are higher levels of violent crimes in urban areas than in the rural areas. These urban areas consist of different communities from different racial backgrounds consisting of the Whites and the minority groups. The neighborhoods consisting of the minorities are most likely to engage in criminal activities. People who live around these neighborhoods may view violence as an everyday facet of life. This is because of the high crime rates and violent encounters leading to the adaptation of violent behaviors such as carrying of weapons.
Each of these factors contributes in the development of communal atmosphere in which even mild provocation acts as a fuel to the fire and causes unreasonable massive violence. These are political factors, socio-political factors, and economic factors, business rivalries. Economic factors and rivalry was an issue prior to the 1980s but now it does not contribute much. Over the years, political mobilization for electoral gains together with psychological barrier creation has become one of the most important factors leading to communal violence. Paul Brass (1997) in his book Theft of an Idol mentioned about an “institutionalized riot system” which according to him consists of a network of actors, groups, and connections involving persons whose primary concern is to keep a city or town in a permanent state of awareness of Hindu-Muslim relationships.
Excessive Force What is excessive force? According to Wex Legal Dictionary and Encyclopedia, excessive force is when the force exceeds the required amount of force to de-escalate a situation or to safeguard the individual or others from any hurt, harm, or danger from an individual (Excessive Force, n.d.). Excessive force is becoming an increasing issue as society grows and crimes evolve. Some of the problems stem from the illegal exercise of police power due to the lack of funds for adequate training, staffing, promotional opportunities, retention, and resources. More than half of law enforcement agencies have policies and procedures that provide guidance on the use of force.
Most of these incidents go unreported or unnoticed. Recently the alarming amount of unarmed minorities that have been killed by the police has created an outrage across the U.S. and hatred and distrust towards police. Police Brutality has been going on for countless years, but now with communication media the country sees it more often and people react faster. Many people believe it 's a race issue and that is one of the reasons and one important factor that leads to police brutality. When that act of violence does occur, most police officers aren 't liable.
Huge numbers of the advancement challenges that Africa appearances are additionally connected with high crime, for example, pay imbalance, fast urbanization and the energy of the populace. Moreover, there is across the board brutal clash that is regularly connected with sorted out crime, and has significant societal eventual outcomes that can advance crime. Because of Africa 's powerless authorization limit, it can go about as a channel for illegal items and sorted out crime flourishes there because of abnormal amounts of debasement. Crime has an unbalanced effect on powerless individuals, who are less generally outfitted to manage various types of shocks. Its impacts can make a vicious circle.
I personally believe that body cameras have more positives than negatives. The United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and America all take different approaches to the issue, with America feeling complicated, the United Kingdom feeling invaded, and Hong Kong feeling afraid about body cameras. The first generation of police body cameras was introduced in the United Kingdom. They were introduced after the murder of Walter Scott; where police brutality started to become an issue in this generation that we live in. The main issue on implementing body cameras is changes in behavior, and the advantages or disadvantages of possibly violating privacy but at the same time it serves as evidence for any issues that may be causing problems when fighting for justice.
A presidential report on law enforcement and administration of justice submitted that "the public tends to be indifferent to business crime or even tend to sympathise with the offenders who have been caught." Further studies of the American society confirmed that the people are more concerned with traditional crimes and didn’t perceive white collar crime to be harmful. This perception began to change as the society and corporations evolved. Technological development in media and information has made the proliferation of news much easier hence the social awareness of the dangers of white collar crimes. The Watergate scandal was one of the first instances where there was wide coverage of the causes and effects of the scandal which stirred public debates on the criminality and punishments of white collar
Introduction Crime is an activity or action done by people that is wrong and also illegal. For most types of crimes the police, courts and prisons only step in once the crime has been committed. At that stage it is very important for the criminal justice system to work effectively and efficiently. But I believe that we need to look elsewhere if we want to reduce much of the crime committed in our communities. Other solutions can be Christianity or Traditional because in most cases of crime it is solved only by Western methods.