How people become criminals
By: Ann E. Smith
People are not born criminals, or are they? One may never know, as there is always the nature versus nurture argument. But it is an interesting topic: how do people become criminals?My firm belief is that some people somehow just have a criminal nature...
Police behavior: A historical perspective
By: Tara Rijon
Police behavior: A historical perspective As a child we are taught to find comfort in the presence of a police officer. They are the muscle behind our judicial system, ready to keep everyone safe from harm and to serve the community in any way they...
By: Janet Grischy
Prisons are intended to protect society. People who have demonstrated that they are dangerous are confined to protect the rest of us and to discourage criminal behavior by others. Right now in the U.S., persons convicted of violent crimes make up more than half...
The cost of crime explained
By: Karen Moore
The cost of crime ripples through every community. Not only are there monetary costs, but emotional and physical costs. For some the cost of crime does not have a price tag. Citizens pay taxes to cover for crime prevention, enforcement, prosecution, incarceration, support services, probation...
Crime: Shared responsibility vs individual responsibility
By: Kim Remesch
I've had several people murdered in my family, and I can tell you first hand that getting through it and avoiding violent crime is something society must share. It's a complicated problem, but when it gets boiled down to the essence, it becomes less complicated...
The cost of crime: How it affects citizens
By: Karen Moore
We all pay for crime one way or the other. Taxes, insurance rates, medical expenses, merchandise the list goes on and on. I can't count the times I was told by someone that they paid my salary as a police officer, so did I. Unfortunately...
By: Michael Totten
Crime as a family occupation is as old as family and the concept of crime. After all, when the world turns against you, family still stands at your back. Brothers stand together, and sons try to emulate fathers. Yet without a support structure, even the...
By: Michael Totten
How laws are made changes from country to country. However, in every case, a law must still be written and passed by the legislative branch of government, and signed into law by the executive branch of government. What changes is how these two branches of...
By: Michael Totten
Political crime refers to actions which prejudice the interests of the state, its political system, or its government; or which threaten the continued survival of the state. Such actions include but are not limited to sedition and treason, but these terms can cover a great...
By: Allen Teal
Crime in the world can be divided into two rough categories. On the one side is crime that is organized and ran like a business. The other half is made up of crimes committed by an individual. Each of these divisions have characteristics that give...

 

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