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  • Violent Video Films
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    he British tabloid press is famous for jumping on any bandwagon that supports popular opinion. Before her death the Princess of Wales was hounded on a daily basis for nearly two decades by the paparazzi to feed the insatiable appetite of the word for her picture. This lead, putting conspiracy theories aside, directly to her death. Now these very same newspapers are feeding the publics bottomless pit of an appetite with stories of her life and loves. A day never goes by without some mention of he...
  • List Of Reported Crimes In Public Schools
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    web Violence and Discipline Problems in U.S. Public Schools: 1996-97 Executive Summary "No matter where you are, parents want their students to be safe and secure... that might even precede a quality education... ". With drugs, gangs, and guns on the rise in many communities the threat of violence "weighs heavily on most principals' minds these days... Anyone who thinks they are not vulnerable is really nave". (Principal Michael Dur so, Springbrook High School, as quoted in the Washingtonian Mag...
  • 1995 Crime Index Rate
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    Crime In the United States Introduction: Our report is on Crime in the United States. Crime is a major problem all over the world, but we are focusing on the crime problem right here in our own country. We have listed some different statistics, problems, and solutions. FBI Crime Statistics: Final 1995 crime statistics showed that 13.9 million Crime Index offenses were reported to law enforcement across the Nation. The 1995 total represents a rate of 5,278 offenses for every 100,000 United States...
  • 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...
  • Anti Crime Campaign In Order
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    ANTI - CRIME CAMPAIGN INTRODUCTION The current rate of crime in our society has reached alarming proportions. ne senseless killings of innocent lives, the harassment of law abiding citizens, and loss of property is totally not accepted at all levels and walks of our society. The impact of reported and unreported incidents of crime continue to negate our newly found democracy with disastrous effects to our economy. Taking into account the nearly 2 million serious crimes reported last year includi...
  • Increase In The Reporting Of Crimes
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    Violence Violence is part of our society, that is all around us. You cannot turn on the television without seeing some kind of violence. You pick up a newspaper, and it jumps out at you. Is there really more violence than there used to be Who is to blame for this increase I feel that the media is not responsible for the increase in crimes, but rather they are now just doing a more thorough job of reporting it. This increase in reporting thoroughness is due to the technological advances that have...
  • Number And Types Of Crimes
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    Index crimes in 1990 were taking our nation by storm. By far the most widely found index crime was aggravated assault. The UCR shows that for aggravated assault in the U.S. in 1990 there was over 751,407 cases of aggravated assault reported, but there were also more that the UCR didn't pick (UCR, 23, 1990) up. On the other hand the NCVS in 1990 reported that there was nearly half more then that of the UCR, 901,039 were in fact accounted for according to the NCVS (NCVS, 1, 1990). The NCVS was des...
  • Cressey And Albini
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    The two articles to be compared are The Functions and Structure of Criminal Syndicates by Donald R. Cressey and Donald Cressey's Contributions to the Study of Organized Crime by Joseph L. Albini. Though the second article is merely an evaluation of the first, the goal is to show how Albini agrees with some of Cressey's points, and to present Cressey's evidence that Albini has rejected in a way that will challenge Albini's accusations. In the essay written by Donald R. Cressey deals with Cressey'...
  • Fifty Two Percent Of Arson Fires
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    U.S. FIRE ADMINISTRATION COMBATS NATION " ARSON PROBLEM Arson Awareness Week Targets Juvenile FiresettingWASHINGTON (FEMA) -- Everyday brings news of a serious national problem - arson. This year, Arson Awareness Week, May 5-12, focuses on juvenile fire setting because young people currently represent about 55 percent of arson arrests, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 'Arson is not a hidden crime. It's murder by fire, a v...
  • Report Crime And Account For Police Responses
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    Problem-oriented policing has its roots in public administration and political science. It starts from an intellectual interest in how to get the police to be more effective in carrying out their functions in democratic societies. Problem-oriented policing as a distinct model of police reform evolved out of Herman Gold steins early involvement in the American Bar Foundation Survey of Criminal Justice of the 1950's. Thus, in one sense problem-oriented policing is only 20 years old, but its intell...
  • Fbi's Uniform Crime Reports Program
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    Arguments over crime statistics have been raging ever since governments began counting criminal activity. In 1930 the United States congress authorized the attorney general of the United States to survey crime in America. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was chosen to implement the program. (Schmalleger p. 38) The Uniform Crime Reports is the survey taken by the FBI. This measure of crime in America depends on reports to the police by victims of crimes. The UCR Program was developed by the FB...
  • Explanation For Property Crime
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    Robberies, burglaries, auto thefts, and larceny are all everyday realities in our society. But why do they happen Is this not the land of opportunity, where everyone has a chance to succeed and obtain the American dream When you examine these crimes, and look at explanations from sociologist as to why they happen, these idealistic notions of our society do not hold up. The fact is that not everyone is afforded the same luxuries as means of achieving success, even though the ideals of, and desire...
  • Relationship Between Crime And Media
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    According to McGregor (1995) 'Crime News is Prime News'. Critically discuss the manner in which crime is reported in New Zealand. What are the potential consequences of New Zealand based media representations of crime for your understanding of crime a "The police beat are all about people, what makes them tick, what makes them become heroes or homicidal maniacs. It has it all greed, sex, violence, comedy and tragedy" (Buchanan, E "A coaching method"). This comment from former Miami Herald police...

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