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  • Young Offenders Act
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    Youth crime is a growing epidemic that affects most teenagers at one point in their life. There is no question in society to whether or not youths are committing crimes. It has been shown that since 1986 to 1998 violent crime committed by youth jumped approximately 120% (CITE). The most controversial debate in Canadian history would have to be about the Young Offenders Act (YOA). In 1982, Parliament passed the Young Offenders Act (YOA). Effective since 1984, the Young Offenders Act replaced the ...
  • Mafia And Organized Crime
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    The Mafia In America What began as a crime wave in the late nineteenth century became the most organized system of corruption and violence existing in the U.S. for the last 100 years. This organization became known as the Mafia, a fearsome secret family of criminals rooted in Sicily. The organized group costs the United States economy an estimated one half trillion dollars annually (Ryan 3). Although the government has enforced crackdowns suppressing organized crime, the Mafia has been able to s...
  • British Soldiers And Citizens
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    The Boston Massacre is considered by many historians to be the first battle of the Revolutionary War. The fatal incident happened on March 5 of 1770. The massacre resulted in the death of five colonists. British troops in the Massachusetts Bay Colony were there to stop demonstrations against the Townshend Acts and keep order, but instead they provoked outrage. The British soldiers and citizens brawled in streets and fought in bars. The citizens viewed the British soldiers as potential oppressors...
  • Legal Definition Of Crime
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    Criminology: Assignment 11. According to the textbook, the legal, and most common, definition of crime is that it is a legalistic one in that it violates the criminal law and is punishable with jail terms, fines, and other sanctions. The Human Rights definition of crime defines crime as an action that violates the basic rights of humans to obtain the necessities of life and to be treated with respect and dignity. Unlike the legal definition of crime, the Human Rights definition of crime has a br...
  • Robbery A Crime Against The Person
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    Crime In general the definition of a crime is an act punishable by law, usually considered an evil act. Crime refers to many types of misconduct forbidden by law. Crimes include such things as murder, stealing a car, resisting arrest, possession or dealing of illegal drugs, being nude in public, drunk driving, and bank robbery. Crime is an act that has been timeless and has been committed practically since the start of time. For example, ever since Cain killed his brother Abel (B.C. ), people be...
  • Search Under The Patriot Act
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    The "Patriot Act" In the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Congress sprang into action. Within a month, U.S. lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the USA Patriot Act of 2001, giving law enforcement and intelligence agent's broader authority to fight terrorists operating in the United States. Signed into law by the President on October 26, the Patriot Act is designed to fight terrorism on several fronts. First, it gives the U.S. government authority to hold foreigners suspected of...
  • National Crime Victimization Survey
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    The Mythology of Crime and Criminal Justice: Contributing Factors Of Crime Crime is defined as: commission of an act or act of omission that violates the law and is punishable by the state. Crimes are considered injurious to society and the community. As defined by law, a crime includes both the act, or act us re a, and the intent to commit the act, or men's re a. Criminal intent involves an intellectual apprehension of factual elements of the act or acts commanded or enjoined by the law. It is ...
  • Kennedy's Crime Bills
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    Although President Kennedy wasn't in office for very long, his actions in and out of the white house are legendary. When President Kennedy took the oath of office in 1960 he wasted no time in cleaning up America. Several bills were enacted in President Kennedy's tenor. A lot of the major ones had to do with crime control. A lot of President Kennedy's bills were targeted at organized crime. Bill S 1653 was singed into action on September 13 1961. This was an interstate travel bill. The bill made ...
  • War Crimes Tribunal At Nuremberg
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    After World War II, numerous war-crimes trials tried and convicted many Axis leaders. Judges from Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States tried twenty-two Nazi leaders for: crimes against humanity (mostly about the Holocaust), violating long-established rules of war, and waging aggressive war. This was known as the Nuremberg Trials. Late in 1946, the German defendants were indicted and arraigned before a war crimes tribunal at Nuremberg. Twenty of the defendants were physi...
  • Computer Virus O Government Bank Sites
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    Introduction: The word cyber and its relative dot. com are probably the most commonly used terminologies of the modern era. In the information age the rapid development of computers, telecommunications and other technologies has led to the evolution of new forms of trans-national crimes known as "cyber crimes". Cyber Crime may be defined as "any crime with the help of computer and telecommunication technology", with the purpose of influencing the functioning of computer or the computer systems. ...
  • Criminal Liability Transferred Malice Mens Rea
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    'A person cannot usually be found guilty of a criminal offence unless two elements are present: actus reus and mens rea. Both these terms have a very specific meaning which varies according to the crime, but the important thing is that to be guilty of an offence, an accused must not only have behaved in a particular way, but must also usually have had a particular mental attitude to that behaviour'. Discuss The prosecution has to prove that both actus reus and mens rea are present in a criminal ...
  • Surveillance In The Privacy Of Your Homes
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    To what extent should the government be able to monitor the public? How much leeway should we give the government to watch the citizens for the purpose of national security? There is a fine line between monitoring the public for the safety of the nation as a whole, and the invasion of privacy. The government must not be able to violate U. S, citizen's rights by invading their privacy. In the Constitution it says that we need to, "Secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and out posterity". T...
  • Patriot Act
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    On October 26th, 2001, United States President George W. Bush, passed the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (US Patriot) Act. The Patriot Act is a major infringement upon our fourth amendment rights. To fully understand how the Patriot Act violates one's rights as an American, one must understand the Patriot Act, the fourth amendment, and know of several events which lead to the passing of these documents as well as even...
  • Reason For Kid's Aggressive Acts
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    Everybody questions, what nurtures the violent crimes children are participating in? Many people have blamed the television programs kids are watching. But really is that all that is contributing to their violent acts? Sure there are more and more television channels coming out, it's not the 13 channels everyone used to have. Cable television is no longer surprising to anyone, most people have it. And yes, more movies shown on TV, more shows with acts of violence, but can one actually convince s...

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