Political crime explained
By: Joseph Malek
There are many kinds of political crimes, as well as there are hundreds of so called politicians who are truly greedy and/or truly power hungry enough to violate their oath of office as they proceed to enrich themselves and those who supported those corrupt politicians...
By: Janet Grischy
If crime were a physical disease the relationship between shared and individual responsibility would be clearer. Public health innovations like sewers and clean water supplies obviously decrease the occurrence of certain diseases. Inoculations are intended not only to improve the health of those who receive...
Crime: Shared responsibility vs individual responsibility
By: Karen Moore
What causes an individual to commit a crime? Is it something within that person or is it because of their surroundings? Does society play a part in the reasons why crime happens? Does crime happen because the law says a certain behavior is criminal? For...
By: Karen Moore
While the term corporate crime may often fit within the realm of white collar crime, it is often mislabeled as white collar crime. Corporate crime is, also, often defined as white collar crime when the two can be quite different in the eyes of the...
The US prison system: How it fails
By: Tara Rijon
As a former corrections officer with the Arizona Department of Corrections, I was assigned to a medium security facility at Perryville Prison in Goodyear. The inmate population was quite diverse, with convictions from DUI's to murderers that been released from death row by way of...
By: Janet Grischy
Some are actually born to the trade. Mothers take their children on shoplifting excursions; fathers use them as lookouts. In the tag changing gambit that owers the price of purchases, a mother may pinch the baby when she gets to the checkout, to make him...
By: Ethel Smith
Who is to blame for your criminal tendencies? Your parents, your teacher, your upbringing, your genetic make-up, your personality, society, poverty or you? It could be any one of these reasons, a few others or a multitude of justifications. As we all know life is...
Corporate crime explained
By: Marvina Randle
Black's Law Dictionary defines "corporate crime" as "any criminal offense committed by and hence chargeable to a corporation because of activities of its officers or employees." If you examine the wording of this definition it becomes clear that a corporation can only be fined...
Criminal defined
By: Jerry Curtis
The word "criminal" can be defined on three levels: (1) a person who commits a crime, (2) a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense, and (3) a person considered as a lawbreaker under subjective notions of "criminal behavior." The first two...
How values are linked to crime
By: Susan Overbey
The poverty of values has a great deal to do with the spike in crime in recent years. Values guide our behaviors and our decisions. Therefore, a good solid value system is crucial and to deviate from that is detrimental not only to the individual...

 

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