By: Kimberly Wells
Imagine if you will living in a space the size of an average 3 bedroom home with 50 other people all doors locked and no windows. These people are not your relatives or your friends. In fact, some of these people you normally wouldn't even...
How to control your anger
By: Chrystina Trulove-Reyes
Anger can be a very destructive emotion. Not just in the literal sense such as physically beating someone up. Anger can consume you. It can make you do terrible things that you will later regret with all your being but cannot take back. It can...
Lawbreakers vs victims: An assessment
By: Kim Remesch
My family has been touched- bludgeoned in fact-by violent crime many times. What you should know immediately is that I come from a very average, upper-middle class background. These are not poor urban stories. They are "average man" tales.My grandfather, Charles Dorsey Berger, poor...
Understanding dissociative identity disorder
By: Dr. Deborah Bauers
Dissociative Identity Disorder is a mental illness once known as Multiple Personality Disorder but redefined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) by the American Psychiatric Association in 1994. While it is diagnosed according to APA's guidelines it continues to be a subject of considerable...
By: Scott Hayden
Organized crime can be defined as a group of people who engage in illegal activities that include, but are not limited to drug/weapons smuggling, extortion, prostitution, money laundering, contract murder and lots of other illicit ventures. Members of these groups can be notoriously difficult to...
What 'survival of the fittest' means
By: Sally Morem
"In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment." -Charles DarwinSurvival is a definition of fitness. "Survival of the fittest" is therefore a tautology. -Sentiment often expressed by...
Creation and inhibition of community formation
By: RNH Nello
Communities are not a singular entity. They come in all shapes and sizes and are made up of all different types of people.To a large degree community viability is determined by the communication which occurs between its members and how they perceive their personal...
Theories about how society influences behavior
By: Tony Gomes
"A MAN is shot dead while sitting at a bar in Prague, in the Czech Republic. Why? The gunman was annoyed by the loud music the victim was playing on his personal cassette player. A motorist is clubbed to death with a hockey stick at...
Gender identity: Family as the most important influence
By: Jasmine Starr
Gender identity, as any transgender person can attest to, is inherently biological. It is not chosen by the individual or instilled in any way by family or society. It is important to understand the distinction between gender identity and gender expression. Gender is largely a...
By: Garrett Anderson
Criminals are not genetically predisposed to criminality, they are not born with black hearts. I absolutely reject any theory that espouses that. Had I not known thousands of criminals, my opinion might not carry much weight. Criminality is the result of learned and unlearned behavior...

 

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