Computer Underground - 4,153 words
... The majority have in common the belief that information should be free and that they have "a right to know." They often have some amount of dislike for the government and the industries who try to control and commercialize information of any sort. This paper attempts to expose what the CU truly is and dispel some of the myths propagated by the media and other organizations. This paper also tries to show the processes and reasons behind the criminalization of the CU and how the CU is viewed by different organizations, as well as some of the processes by which it came into being. What the CU is has been addressed by the media, criminologists, secuity firms, and the CU themselves, they all ...
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An Eye For An Eye - 1,142 words
The most severe of all sentences is in fact the death penalty. Also known as capital punishment, it's the most severe form of corporal punishment as it requires law enforcement officers to kill the offender. It has been banned in many countries, in the United States, an earlier move to eliminate capital punishment has now been reversed and more and more states are resorting to capital punishment for serious offenses such as murder. Like they say: An Eye for and eye, or a life for a life as it applies in this case. The Bible mentions it, and people have been using it regularly for centuries. One steals from those who have stolen from him, one wrongs those who have wronged him, but do we reall ...
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Juvenile Psycopaths - 1,873 words
What is the "super predator"? He or she are young hypercriminals who are committing acts of violence of unprecedentedcoldness and brutality. This newest phenomena in the world of crime is perhaps the most dangerous challenge facing society and law enforcement ever. While psychopaths are not new, this breed of super criminal exceeds the scope of psychopathic behavior. They are younger, more brutal, and completely unafraid of the law. While current research on the super predator is scarce, I will attempt to give an indication as to the reasons a child could become just such a monster. Violent teenage criminals are increasingly vicious. John DiIulio, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at ...
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Juvenile Psycopaths - 1,906 words
... tor" lacks the intelligence or the "maskingcapabilities" of the psychopath to achieve success outside of the criminal world. (9) The "super predator" is not psychotic. Psychotics are largely out of touch with reality. They suffer from delusions, hallucinations,or other disordered states. They are often found not guilty of crimes they commit by reason of insanity. (8) Today, especially in the inner cities, children, in the age ranges of 5 to 9 yrs of age, are all to often left to their own devices. They spend much of their time hanging out on the streets or soaking up violent TV shows and violent rap music, they have easyaccess to guns and drugs, and can be extremely dangerous. By the yea ...
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Crime And Robbery Misc - 381 words
Words 1 "Crime is the violation of statutes enacted into criminal law by a locality, state, or the federal government" (Macionis, 218). Crimes against property include robbery of another's personal belongings. Property crimes include burglary, larceny, and auto theft. Burglary consists of "the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a [serious crime] or a theft" (Macionis, 220). Larceny is "the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession of another" (Macionis, 220). Auto theft is "the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle" (Macionis, 220). Since the beginning of time there has been crime and theft. In primitive civilizations theft could have inclu ...
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Youth Violence - 1,029 words
Are we solving youth violence by sending minors to jail in adult prisons? In the article Tough Justice for Juveniles author Edward Humes discusses the underlining problems with the Juvenile Justice System. In this article Humes claims in paragraph 2 that: Our national fixation with meting out adult punishments to young criminals has blinded us to the underling crisisthe juvenile systems shocking inability to impose meaningful penalties, or even supervision, on offenders before they become the predators we so fear. Personally, I agree with the Humes, the Juvenile Justice System is so readily willing to punish young criminals to the furthest extent of the law. In most cases without even consid ...
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Criminal Personality - 331 words
In order to determine what makes a criminal a "criminal," you must first understand their personality. Behavior is largely a result of the way a person things. A personality is what makes a person. Even though a person might have the look of a criminal, the thought patterns of that person are what make them a criminal. In this paper I would like to identify key points which link criminals to their personalities. Criminals decisions to commit crimes come from abnormal thinking patterns, says psychoanalysts from St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Researchers Yocheleson and Samenow identify similar thought patterns found in crimes, which include: constant lying, fail to develop empathy, expect their des ...
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Criminal Insanity - 1,166 words
"Some traits or dispositions are inherited, but the continuity of behavior, including antisocial activity, is maintained by social contexts and other aspects of the Criminal insanity is a topic which sparks much heated debate. What causes insanity? Is insanity a physical or psychological problem? Is insanity actually a disease, or just a figment of a persons imagination? Groliers Encyclopedia describes insanity as "a mental defect or disorder sufficient to prevent a person from knowing the difference between right and wrong conduct or from understanding the nature of his or her actions." This definition is one which would seem to be a good representation of what insanity truly is. Insanity a ...
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Correlates Of Delinquency - 2,454 words
... ical harm to others, and forcing someone into other aggressive behaviors to cause property destruction such as fire setting with intention of causing serious damage or deliberately destroying other property. Breaking into someone elses home or car, lie to avoid obligations and stealing are characters of deceitfulness and theft. Serious violations of rules are identified by behavior such as running away, being truant from school, and staying out late at night regardless of parents prohibitions (before age 13). Repetitive and persistent patterns of these behaviors indicate that a child is most likely to be diagnosed with conduct disorder (First,1994). Conduct disorder is a persistent patte ...
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School Violence - 1,718 words
Moses Lake, Wash. 2 students and 1 teacher Bethel, Alaska Principal and 1 student killed, 2 killed, 1 other wounded when 14-year-old Barry others wounded by Evan Ramsey, 16, at his high Loukaitis opened fire on his algebra class. school. Pearl, Miss. 2 students killed and 7 wounded by West Paducah, Ky. 3 students killed, 5 wounded a 16-year-old who was also accused of killing his by a 14-year-old boy as they participated in a prayer mother. He and several friends thought to be in on circle at Heath High School. by the plot were said to be outcasts who worshipped at Heath High School. Stamps, Ark. 2 students wounded. Colt Todd, Jonesboro, Ark 4 students and 1 teacher killed, 14, was hiding in ...
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Poverty In Americas Chil - 1,135 words
The federal government classifies a family as poor if its pretax cash income falls below a certain minimum standard. This standard was established by dividing the average expenditure for a minimally adequate diet by the average share of family income spent on food. The federal poverty line is adjusted for family size and for changes in the average cost of living in the United States, but it is not adjusted for regional or local differences. The number of children living in low-income families is quite large. In addition to the five million children under six whose families were officially poor in 1987, another 2.7 million lived in near poor families, with incomes between 100 percent and 150 ...
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Deterrence - 1,866 words
Bang! Bang! Another victim lies dead on the cold, hard asphalt. Another person dies for no reason at all. If the killer is caught and brought to justice he may be faced with the death penalty, or he may have to go to jail for the remainder of his life. There are many debates in the field of Criminal Justice about this controversial topic of should the death or incarceration of a criminal act as a deterrent or a missed opportunity to put fear into other criminals. Sixty -Five percent of today's criminals feel before they commit a crime that they if caught will serve some jail time and will be released way before their maximum sentence is up (Wheatley p.1of4). These criminals, when they get ou ...
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Deterrence - 1,975 words
... omparative data are available, this rate was nearly double that of Spain, which had the second highest rate in the industrialized world. This is too many this is an alarming statistic. Deterrence of criminals is not just a domestic matter it is needed all over the world. To deter offenders or prevent criminals for repeating crimes is to save innocent lives. It is the only way for our justice system to provide justice and at the same time secure the safety of society. There have been many recent examples of deterrence being applied in the news. The New York Times covers many different stories that are related to criminal justice, and the deterrence and prevention of crime, all aver the wo ...
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Film Noir - 2,401 words
... orce of Evil (MGM, 1948), Framed (Columbia, 1947), Out of the Past (RKO, 1947), The Pitfall (United Artists, 1948), and The Unsuspected (Warner Bros., 1947) and discover that eight different directors, cinematographers, and screenwriters adapted different original stories for different stars at eight different studios. These people of great and small technical reputations created eight otherwise unrelated motion pictures with one cohesive style.3 I have previously contended that the noir cycle's consistent visual style is keyed specifically to recurrent narrative patterns and character emotions. Because these patterns and emotions are repeatedly suggestive of certain abstractions, such ...
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Insanity As A Defense - 1,632 words
The insanity defense is a defense that is used in the courts to say the defendant was not aware of what they were doing at the time of the crime. The terms of such a defense are to be found in the instructions presented by the trial judge to the jury at the close of a case. These instructions can be drawn from any of several rules used in the determination of mental illness. The final determination of mental illness rests solely on the jury who uses information drawn from the testimony of "expert" witnesses, usually professionals in the field of psychology. The net result of such a determination places an individual accordingly, be it placement in a mental facility, incarceration, or outrigh ...
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World Poverty - 1,741 words
Poverty: The condition of having insufficient resources or income. In its most extreme form, poverty is the lack of basic human needs (nutritious food, clothing, housing, clean water, and health services). Poverty can cause terrible suffering and possibly even death. Depending somewhat on where you live, depends on how severe the poverty you face may be. In many developing areas such as Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, they suffer from severe malnutrition, disease outbreaks, famine, and war. Poverty in these areas extremely differs from the poverty in somewhat wealthier countries such as the United States, Canada, Japan, and Western Europe where the effects of poverty include ...
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The Effectiveness Of Mediation With Juvenile Offenders - 2,128 words
The Effectiveness of Mediation with juvenile offenders "The courts of this country should not be the place where the resolution of disputes begins. They should be the places where the disputes end - after alternative methods of resolving disputes have been considered and tried . . . ." Juvenile crime and delinquency are increasingly growing social problems in the United States. The current juvenile crime system which involves juvenile court, juvenile hall and programs designed to rehabilitate have not proven highly effective in most cases. As court dockets grow and juveniles tend to reoffend after getting out of the system, alternative dispute resolution programs have cropped up in many stat ...
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Recidivism Of Sex Offenders - 1,255 words
Sex offenders have been a serious problem for our legal system at all levels, not to mention those who have been their victims. There are 43,000 inmates in prison for sexual offenses while each year in this country over 510,000 children are sexually assaulted(Oakes 99). The latter statistic, in its context, does not convey the severity of the situation. Each year 510,000 children have their childhoods destroyed, possibly on more than one occasion, and are faced with dealing with the assault for the rest of their lives. Sadly, many of those assaults are perpetrated by people who have already been through the correctional system only to victimize again. Sex offenders, as a class of criminals, ...
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Crips - 1,347 words
Los Angeles; By 10 a.m., the Playboy Gangster Crips are hanging down on Corning Street, calling each other "Cuz," sipping quarts of Old English 800 Malt Liquor. The graffiti on the building behind them is theirs. So is the broken beer bottle glass on the piece of dirt front yard. They're listening to rap tunes blaring out of an enormous boom box radio. They punch each other in the shoulder and laugh at jokes only they understand. The PBGs are open for business. If you've got $100, drive by and they'll sell you a gram of cocaine. Count on it; they're never out. That's why they're festooned with gold chains as thick as ship's rope. It's always this way on Corning Street. It's this way on lots ...
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Downs Syndrome - 1,190 words
... tisocial. People that are both antisocial and alcoholic are prone to violent behavior. Not every antisocial becomes a criminal. An antisocial person's disorder peaks between the ages of 24 and 44 and After the age of 30 the sociopath fights less and performs less crime but the illness can persist into the ages of between 60 and 70 but after 30 are less likely to be in trouble with the law. In a sociopaths in their thirties will continue to have problems such as unstable relationships, substance abuse, impulsiveness, poor temper control and failure to honor financial obligations. In our population 3% men have Anti-Social Personality Disorder and 1% women in the overall population have it. ...
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