By: Blaize Shepherd
Laws are made when society feels that an act, behavior or event, needs to be controlled and punished if violated. Laws are set in place to remind others if they make the choice to break or violate a law, there will be some form of...
The cost of crime explained
By: Garrett Anderson
It has been estimated by some that crime in the United States costs in excess of one and a half trillion dollars a year. That figure is probably low. It is doubtful that all crime is reported or that all real costs are considered. There...
The US prison system: How it fails
By: Vincent Brice
The prison system fails in so many ways. Me being an ex-con and having done over twelve years collectively in the system I have much to say about it.First and foremost the inhuman treatment of prisoners by prison officials is something that is in...
By: Pauline Abreu
A criminologist is required to have many skills in order to perform tasks within the chosen field. They work in state and federal law enforcement agencies. They need to have psychological, sociological and criminal justice expertise to enable them to work as part of a...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
There is a difference between the term how and the term why. The term how implies reporting the facts and numbers. How is reporting the details and events as they unfold. Why describes the underlying causes and reasons behind the actions. Both are important if...
By: Janet Grischy
Corporate crime is a crime that a corporation perpetrates, like cheating its employees or the people who purchase its products. At its worst, corporate crime can cause deadly harm to its victims. At its most insidious it can stealthily damage a customer’s health, neighborhood...
The US prison system: How it fails
By: Garrett Anderson
Does the prison system fail? How does a prison actually fail?For years, I have been looking for a prison system that is successful. I have been seeking a country that has found a way to deter crime, to rehabilitate offenders, and does all of...
By: Pauline Abreu
There is a long list of reasons as to how the US prison system fails. Firstly, the prisons are so overcrowded, there are inmates literally nose to nose with each other. Having prisons as full as they do can only lead to violence as the...
By: Ian Loft
A victim of circumstances, or perhaps a victim of an unfortunate birth; it is a fact that people become criminals through a combination of choices, circumstances and opportunity. Human predilection for wealth, fame, power, physical and emotional satisfaction drive individuals in a unique way where...
Police behavior: A historical perspective
By: Frances Trujillo
When I think of the words police behavior I laugh. To me a police pfficer is supposed to be someone that you can trust and someone that you feel comfortable with. I have lived in the state of new mexico for twenty one years and...

 

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