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  • Influence Of Crime And Violence
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    Juvenile Justice Though crime, in general, is on the decline there are specific crimes and group offenders that are actually increasing. Specific crimes such as hate crimes, those crimes motivated by hostility to the victim as a member of a group, based on color, creed, gender, or sexual orientation, and juvenile crimes have become escalating debates. Lionel Tate, a 12-year-old boy at the time of his actions, is a suitable case to investigate. Using his case, I will address the increase in juven...
  • One's Honor With Violence
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    Beginning with the urban drug wars and the Rodney King riot all the way up the spectacular lynchings in Texas and Wyoming, and now the mass murder / terrorist strike by teenagers in their own high school, the 90's is a decade made numb by civil disorder. In between came the incidents at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and Waco, Texas, involving dubious law enforcement assaults on separatists, which led to the terrorist bombing at Oklahoma City - the single worst terrorist act in American history. Since then,...
  • Tv Violence
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    Violence in Media: You Are What You Watch The rising tide of crime in North America exists primarily in the minds of the media. Television has created a perception that crime has multiplied, double or triple, in the past quarter-century due to violence. In fact, US Justice Department survey data shows, crime in the US has dropped 24 percent since 1971 and violent crime is down 2 percent. Crime statistics serve the media well. The single-minded reporting of violent news, the presentation of viole...
  • Teenage Violence And Crime
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    American teens think violence and crime are serious national problems, yet most believe they are safe. Almost three-fourths of U.S. teens are afraid of violent crime among their peers. For some, the fear is justified. But for most, the threat may be more perception than reality. In 1994, 74 percent of junior high and high school students said teenage violence and crime is a "major problem", according to a study of 502 students by Roper Starch Worldwide. And 53 percent rated violence in schools a...
  • Genetics Cause Crime
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    Can Genetics Cause Crime? Introduction to Criminal Justice System Dr. Mike Carli e Are genetic factors more likely to make one person perform violent acts? Many doctors and researchers in the field of genetics have searched for a answer to this question. During 1989-93 one such researcher named Dr. Sullivan found some interesting points about genetics and crime. Sullivan while working for the Bush administration's secretary of health and human services during 1989-1993 was appalled by the epidem...
  • Domestic Violence In Costa Rica
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    Executive Summary Domestic violence is a grave and complex problem which has no easy solution, but it affects the entire costar rican society. The priorities of todays institutions have a tought time, trying to detect, a tend, prevent, and transform the socio-cultural patters which have originated and perpetuate it. Violence against women compels all sort of physical, sexual and psicological violence in the family, violence in the comunity and educational institutions, and female prostitution. G...
  • Youth Violence
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    Youth Violence Reality Check: The Problem's Not as Big as it Seems Violence is a never-ending problem that our society has battled with since the beginning of time. To most people, the most ridiculous and most noticeable violence is adolescent crime. While these crimes committed by children and adolescents fascinate the public and generate a great deal of media attention, youth violence is actually less serious than reported. Fifteen people are dead, twenty-three wounded in the worst school mass...
  • Violence Among Our Juveniles
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    Violence: Children Who Own The Streets There are many problems facing today's society. One of the problems is the violent condition that surrounds the lives of children in America. We are awarded of the violence among our juveniles because we read, hear and see it. The newspapers, magazines, news media, and our neighborhoods testify the living proof of the chaos. Everyone tries to find explanations of the causes and consequences of street violence and other aspects of the turbulent lives of youn...
  • Problem With Violence On College Campuses
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    On college campuses today, there is a lot of violence. Violence occurs for many reasons, its unfortunate but true. One of the main reasons that violence occurs is because 90 percent of violence on college campuses is alcohol related. That is one of the many reasons why violence occurs. There have been reports of increased violence on U.S. college campuses since the early 1980's. Alcohol-related problems have included vandalism, fighting, injuries, and rape. However, as in the past, crime on camp...
  • Violent Crime Rates In America
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    As shots ring out at schools across America, one cannot help but assume that America is more violent now than it has been in the past. Has America really become more violent Violence has always been present in the world, and in America, but it seems that in the twentieth century American violence has taken on a new form. Crime has become an epidemic that affects every age group, every ethnic group, and every person in a different way, but in each case, the effect is detrimental. In many ways, th...
  • Domestic Violence Crimes
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    Battered Women Women are more likely to be assaulted by husbands, ex-husbands, boyfriends, and ex-boyfriends than by a stranger. Domestic violence crimes committed against women are a staggering number; even though feminist have advocated for decades for women's rights laws to try and protect women from battering spouses. The truth is that", in one six year period alone - 1967 to 1973 - battering men killed 17,500 women and children in the United States" (Jones 23). Exactly twice that number, in...
  • Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov's Violent Actions
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    Violence in literature often has a greater meaning than simply providing entertainment for the reader. In great literature, no scene of violence exists for its own sake; the act of violence contributes to a greater meaning of the complete work. Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov's actions in Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, is an example of this. Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, a desperate man, thinks very highly of himself and believes that his greatness gives him the right to break the la...
  • Crimes By Juveniles
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    I feel that one of the biggest problems that the United States is faced with in the present day is juvenile crime. Juvenile crime does not only affect the individuals who commit the crime, it also affects the victim of the crime. This also affects the juvenile in their adult lives as the crime can be on their record as long as they live. Experts still have not found the main reason why juveniles commit crimes. However, they have come up with a number of reasons of why juveniles commit crimes, wh...
  • High Violent Crime Rate
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    According to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, more than 119 million violent crimes, not including homicide, were committed within the last twenty years in the United States. At this rate, five percent of households in the United States will be a victim of a violent crime by the end of 2003. There are many causes of why these violent acts were performed and will be performed. The most common causes of violence in our society are the media, social environment, and genetics. The fir...
  • Fear Of Crime Relationship
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    MEDIA AND FEAR OF CRIME The mass media constantly surrounds us, frequently informs us and just as well misinforms us and mainstreams us into a common reality (Gerbner, 1976). With newspapers and magazines, the mass media entered our homes. With radios and television, the mass media became accessible from cradle to grave. With VCRs, cable, and satellite access, the sheer volume of programming available at any one time exploded. The real world increase in the occurrence of stranger crimes and mass...
  • New Way A Deal With Criminals
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    Clockworks Orange In the 1960's our developing world faces many of it's impurities. The youth of this nation fight for equal right, equality of the races and freedom of speech. But not all the protests are legal. Many people are guilty of treason and must be punished but with an over crowded prison system were will these political prisoners be sent. The common criminals are flooding the system with there petty robbers, assaults and murders. We need to deal with the common criminal before we can ...

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