Introduction The effective attainment of justice can be greatly hampered by vices such as police corruption. When the police force is corrupt, there are heightened likelihoods that justice may be compromised. Corruption in the police force can be related to the application and/or abuse of force, or bribery, among other vices. It is worth noting that the police have an instrumental role to play in the criminal justice process, because of their responsibility of maintaining law and order. The police corruption issue appears to prevail in various nations and cities.
Juvenile crime, let alone, the crime itself is a huge issue humans face on a daily basis. By definition, crime is an illegal act for which someone can be punished by the government. Criminal behavior is also referred to as deviant behavior, which is a departure from the social norm. Criminal statistics show an increase in crimes committed by youth over the years. By creating instructional theories, studies show the many reasons behind certain crimes.
This trend of sensationalizing violent crime should stop. The media should also dedicate some of its attention to other types of crime and bring awareness of other issues that surround the society. Verifying reports on violent crimes is not an easy task since not all incidences of crimes are reported to the police. The police data would not always reflect the actual numbers. It is worth noting that fear of violent crime is greater today than in the past.
There are many ways in which one within a gang may commit a criminal act, whether it be the selling of narcotics, guns, assault and battery, or robbery. This, as well as putting the victim at risk of serious injury, can also put the perpetrator at risk of injury too. This can be from a failed attempt where the victim fought back, a deal going bad turning into a robbery and more. In the journal Gang Membership and Violent Victimization Peterson, Taylor, and Esbensen (2004: 795-796) conducted a study on victimization with 31% of the sample being gang members and found that "gang members account for a disproportionate amount of crime … commit[ing] approximately 69% of all violent offenses and 82% of the more serious violent crimes of aggravated assault, robbery, and sexual assault". This quote is interesting because it sheds light on the fact that when one is inducted into a gang, they have a much higher chance of performing the very act of victimization they were trying to avoid.
However, the reason may not be the environment under which business and personal communications are conducted. The complexities in catching cyber-criminals has meant that, in the past, many have gotten away with their crimes and do not face the same punishment as traditional criminals, which most likely lead to the attraction of committing the crime in the first place. Formerly violent offenders have increasingly turned to cyber-crime as a low-risk way or perpetrating lucrative criminal acts. There is lack of visibility that cyber-enabled fraud enjoys compared to other real-world kinds of crime making it extremely hard to monitor and police (Leppard,
Why We Punish & Different Ways Criminals are Punished Why does the criminal justice system of America punish criminals? The answer lies in the words “justice.” The term justice can be interpreted in many ways. Criminals are punished to: make people abide the laws of their country and state, put an end to illegal activity that could be harmful to themselves or the community, protect the public from evil, prevent crime from rising in certain areas. These are just some of the reasons why criminals are punished. There are also different approaches to punishing criminals such as: sentences that fit the crime, community service, the death penalty, and rehabilitation.
This can be seen in the reporting of street crime where elderly people tend to attract more media attention. Nevertheless, the real victims of street crime are youths that are most likely to be mugged and deprived of valuable commodities, such as mobile phones (Greer, 2007). This representation of crime can be misleading for the audience, as it promotes the notion that youths are more likely to be offenders and less likely to be victims (Greer, 2007). However, it is argued that there are circumstances in which youth receive the status of victim, but these cases may concern a serious injury or death (Greer, 2007). Moreover, child abuse has been increasingly reported in the media, although only in situations when the child has been abused by an authority member, such as a teacher (Greer, 2007).
Introduction Tourism is the largest and fastest growing industry in the world, and also a major contributor to Jamaica’s economical growth and development. The dynamics of tourism allows people to travel globally for several reasons as it influences competition between countries, while attracting tourists towards destination product(s). However, the growth of crime and violence is becoming directly exposed to the value of a tourism sector development; hence, prior or while traveling, safety assurance is of great demand for travelers. By definition, crime is referred as “ acts or omissions forbidden by law that can be punished by imprisonment and/or fine” (Murphy, 1985), Furthermore, it has come to the realization that many countries tourism
The so called physical evidence collected by the crime scene investigator at the crime scene in the form f physical evidence that it May prove that a crime has been committed, they can Establish any key elements of a crime, Link a suspect with a crime scene or a so called victim, Establishing the identity or individuality of a victim or suspect, Corroborate verbal witness testimony and Exonerate the innocent this is the role and importance of crime scene investigator in the crime scene investigation at scene of crime. This evidence collected by the investigator will give the important clues to the investigating authority i.e. police officer to lead the
The incidence and prevalence of white collar crime is going up due to the aging populace in America since this form of crime is attributed to older perpetrators. Further, the skills needed to carry out white collar crime are becoming more common. White collar crime entails things of value which are increasingly intangible and as such this type of crime is very effective at obtaining intangible things of value, hence its prevalence. There are increasing opportunities to commit these crimes given the number of people who want to get rich quick. Such has opened the doors for exploitation and manipulation to obtain profits in most corporations.