The modern society allows and encourage people to own their different thinking and ideas and this tendency makes very diverse environment. However, the same characteristics of the environment are still existing and influence people who live in this place in same way. In Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Power of Context: Bernie Goetz and the Ride and Fall of New York City Crime”, discusses about how Bernie Goetz changed his behavior after being assaulted and affected by the situation he lived in while he was robbed, which mainly reflects how environment and dangerous situation changed human beings’ minds and behaviors. The other author Leslie Bell focus on the the different situations for young women and their different reactions in “Sections from Hard
How well Wes Moore describes the culture of the streets, and particularly disenfranchised adolescents that resort to violence, is extraordinary considering the unbiased perspective Moore gives. Amid Moore’s book one primary theme is street culture. Particularly Moore describes the street culture in two cities, which are Baltimore and the Bronx. In Baltimore city the climate and atmosphere, of high dropout rates, high unemployment and poor public infrastructure creates a perfect trifecta for gang violence to occur. Due to what was stated above, lower income adolescent residents in Baltimore are forced to resort to crime and drugs as a scapegoat of their missed opportunities.
This theory supports the situational crime prevention theory that crime is a choice and can be deterred through the removal of suitable targets or guardianship. Guardianship can be a security guard, a fence, a password or any other person or item that makes a target unsuitable due to increased chances of being caught or the offense too difficult. Routine activity theory is one of the more popular and accepted theories of
He outlines how even day to day choices are products of the environment, and that all situations lose meaning without context. Both of these lines of thinking overlap in one key area, art cannot exist separate from the world. In Gladwell 's paper, "The Power of Context", he also discusses how the practices of the law can be changed to better suit an interconnected world. The main example that he gave involved the New York City 's police force 's attempt to battle the rising tide of crime. During this epidemic, new and untested strategies were put into place.
These crimes are often against women, reflecting the harsh reality of the dangers of large cities like New York. The portrayal of gender in ‘SVU’ subverts the patriarchy, particularly in the earlier episodes aired in the 1990s. The female lead, Olivia Benson, is a woman shaped by her experiences surrounding assault perpetrated by men. Throughout the series, the more brutal the stories get, the stronger she becomes. This is a comment on the perceived faults of New York’s society and its gender
This theory postulates that the root of all crime is found in the surroundings that the crimes take place in. Naturally, if the community itself is rundown it is more likely to have crime in it, where highly maintained and regulated communities do not allow for such disturbances. Neighborhoods containing disorder not only give the perceived opinion that such circumstances are allowed, but also lead to further destruction and propagation of disorder. In the article that originally described this theory, and sparked it’s very name, James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling said “Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows.
Alcohol causes a lot of people who would not otherwise have committed a crime to commit one. When people are drinking in public or are visually intoxicated in public it scares families away. Intoxicated people are more likely to start arguments and physical altercations. Alcohol is a factor in 40% of all violent crimes, and offenders of violent crimes are significantly more likely to have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs when they committed the crime (“Alcohol, Drugs and Crime”). This puts innocent bystanders at risk and causes tourists to avoid the area where the intoxicated person is, which hurts the local businesses because they are not bringing in customers.
They pretend that their radical mindsets are acceptable, even though it comes from the past. In addition to these individuals, racist, sexist and homophobic individuals also have this mindset, which causes the need for groups like Black Lives Matter and Feminist groups. Like Gatsby, the members of the KKK and other discriminatory individuals still live in the past and forget that everybody else is living in the present. To add to this, in Hollywood, many entertainment personalities are coming front to admit that they have been raped. They share that in their experiences many influential men rape women and abuse their power.
But they fail to realize that the system we have now throws anyone in jail no matter if the person committed the crime or not. They also fail to realize that the current system sentencing isn't organized or fair because there are people out there innocent and people who don’t deserve that time that was given for petty crimes. The current system doesn’t seek for justice, they see everyone who gets arrested as a criminal and feels they should be thrown away for a very long time and that isn't fair. Sentencing reforming is highly recommended due to the outrageous modern sentencing practices we have today. People go to jail or maybe even prison for such petty crimes that doesn't deserve the many years that were given to them.
The theory adopts that where there is urban disarray, there is crime. The theory supports their concept by taking care of the minor stuff first, so they won’t have to face as much major stuff subsequently. The broken windows theory became a success in New York City as it actually reduced crime. However, it increased “stop-and-frisk” incidents - all officers are allowed to routinely stop citizens in order to search them for drugs, firearms or other potential criminal possessions. As expected, the stop-and-frisk incidents only resulted in further tension between people of colors, minorities and