Do the Crime, Do the Time

When kids do something bad don’t you feel they should be punished? I am here to argue the case that when kids do something terrible such as steal, rape, assault and even murder other people, they need to be tried the same as adults. In many cases juveniles who commit these horrible crimes, “are exempt from being tried in a criminal trial purely because of their age” (Wilde 1). I happen to think this is very wrong. Think about the families of the victims. I am sure that if you put yourself in a mother’s shoes, “would you feel your child’s brutal murder was vindicated if the two boys who killed ...

Crime And Punishment

One of my all-time favorite novels, Crime and Punishment, is a murder story told from the murderer's point of view. It is a cat-and-mouse game between a tormented young killer and a cheerfully implacable detective. It is an investigation of the forces that impel a man toward sin, suffering and grace. In Crime and Punishment, the hero is the theoretician murderer Raskolnikov, whose motives for killing are a mystery; the most mystified character in the book is the murderer himself. All the characters and events converge on the enigma of Raskolnikov and entry is allowed only into his consciou ...

A Crime or Art?

Art has been a international language throughout the centuries since the first human's began to interact with each other and brings people together through its complexity and overall message. Historians can go back thousands of years and study artifacts or musical composition's that date back to the BCE era and have been preserved for all those years since this time. Art has evolved just like modern technology and ethics from the past and continues to change in art forms like rap from the late 1970's or surrealist art from the 1920's. Most art forms are considered important and fascinating to ...

Violent Crime

Trends of Violent Crimes in the Past Ten Years The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program defines a violent crime as the one that comprises severe criminal activity such as murder, indiscriminative manslaughter, rape, burglary and serious assault. In other word, it involves those crimes the commitment of which presupposes the usage of excessive force and the willingness to use such force. In the year 2010, it is estimated that a total of 1,246,246 crimes were committed in the U.S, this was a decline from the year 2009 by about 5%. For criminals between the ages of 10 years and below, the number ...

Methods of Controlling Crimes

Methods of controlling crimes and why there has not been a success in controlling crimes and relationship of various crime control strategies to social policy One of the methods used to control crimes is the Beat Patrol that relates to the fact that an area is to be covered with the patrol team. The Beat Patrol may involve intensive patrol or permanent patrol. Another method is to use special task force such as Emergency Task Units in case of mob situation, disorderly crowds or prison break out. There has not been a success in controlling crimes because certain concerns make the process diffic ...

History of Crime and Punishment

Crime and punishment have been in existence from times immemorial. However, there have been dramatic continuous changes in how the forms of these crimes were conceived. Thus, the modern perception of crime differs from the one that existed hundreds of years ago. Despite this fact, there is some continuity of the ideas concerning crime and punishment. This essay discusses historical development of crime and punishment in England and Europe. Moreover, the essay provides a discussion on possible reasons of the decline of crime in the 18th century. Following the collapse of the Roman Empire, a biz ...

Economical Crime Investigation

An effective and fair criminal justice system encourages respect for law and order and builds public confidence on the criminal investigations units of the government. Criminal investigation involves gathering evidence on the perpetrator of a crime or an intended crime. An assessment of whether a crime has been committed is undertaken as a base of starting investigations. Investigations can either be reactive or proactive. Reactive investigations are applied for the crimes that have already taken place while proactive investigations involve those crimes that have yet to happen or are predicted ...

Definition of Drug Related Crime

Definition of drug related crime and the relationship between drug use, distribution and other crimes. Drug related crimes refer to violence as a result of drug use. It is common mainly among high school students (Samaha 12). The drugs that are likely to result in crimes include marijuana, cocaine, crack, heroin, inhalants and steroids. Drug use is said to be a criminal activity since it influences the possibility of crime commitment. According to Substance Abuse and Treatment in 1997, about 19% of people jailed in the state prisons they had committed the crimes because they needed money to ob ...

Characteristics of Property Crime

Characteristics of property crime, types of property crimes and factors that contribute to this crime, trends on property crimes in the previous years. Property crime refers to the criminal activity in which there is a property that previously belonged to the accuser, which he claims to become in possession of another person i.e. the accused. In addition, property crime also involves the destruction of property of the accuser by use of fire or disposal presented by the accused. The history of property crimes is not explicitly defined due to the lack of proper laws to legislate the handling of ...