By: Kimberly Wells
The US prison system is basically warehouses stuffed with what we know to be law breakers, criminals. A mixture of bad and worse intertwining with little supervision. Little funding available for programs to help in the rehabilitation of the criminals housed. The thought of what...
By: Terry Mitchell
Many setbacks in life come to us through no fault of our own. We are just innocent bystanders who get blindsided by various calamities. However, we bring some of them on ourselves through our own actions or inactions. Here are five keys to avoiding these...
Things which make you angry
By: Terry Mitchell
I watch the TV news and I get angry. I really need to quit that. It's not good for my blood pressure. However, there are certain things that always get me going no matter how hard I try to ignore them. They get me hot...
By: Kimberly Wells
To explain the cost of crime could be comparable to explaining the effect drugs and alcohol have on the community as a whole. None of us will ever truly know it all. The magnitude is so large, however, we can explain to the best of...
Crime: Shared responsibility vs individual responsibility
By: Jerry Curtis
Does society at large bear some responsibility for the damage and misery caused by crime? Or should we hold the individual criminal solely responsible? What does the term "responsibility" entail anyway? In attacking the problem of crime, what balance between shared and personal responsibility should...
By: Jerry Curtis
Values are linked to crime in the sense that values are nothing more than society's judgment of what is "good" and what is "evil." Whoever violates society's values is punished in some way. If that violation is considered egregiously harmful to society, (or a...
By: Kimberly Wells
Beginning with the Gambino family and ending with the Smiths down the street, a very large book could be written on this topic. There are huge differences in crime and violations between the two yet one obvious similarity. As a family, crime is their occupation...
Women and self-esteem
By: Heather Hogan
At what point in a woman's life is her self-esteem and self-respect so damaged that as an adult, or even a teen, her self-worth is so far in the gutter, and heading fast to the drain, that she can be physically and mentally abused and...
What is a criminal?
By: Tara Rijon
The definition of a criminal may differ from how society sees it and how the law perceives it. While having been cheated on by that unkindly ex-husband might be a violation of moral laws, criminal law is a whole different matter. In short, a criminal...
By: Brittany Murrietta
The United States lawmaking process has been progressing since the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) when it was derived from the English Common Law System. From this, our brave founding fathers molded common law into the foundation of the United States, which is known today as the...

 

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