By: Michael Totten
The greatest cost of crime is the loss of trust. When you start looking at everyone as though they might harm you, something dies inside. How can a community grow when people fear to open their doors?Measured against this cost is the explosive growth...
By: Michael Totten
It has been well documented over many decades of study that there is a tight relationship between economic prosperity and all types of crime, from minor misdemeanors to the violent, from the petty to the highest levels of organized and corporate crime. A clear link...
Crime as a family occupation
By: Ann E. Smith
You've likely seen the amazing film "The Godfather." If so, that epic movie depicts several generations of a mafia family, one that clearly embraces crime as an occupation. But in reality, is it common for crime to be the family business?My strong guess...
By: Michael Totten
What is a criminal?A criminal is a person who has been found guilty by a court of law of having broken a criminal code law. Whether the person has actually broken the law is immaterial. Ideally the court of law tries to determine what...
By: Michael Totten
Criminal is a term defining a suspected or known breach of a society's laws, as determined by that society's legislative and judicial structure. The legislative branch of government is responsible for enacting laws defining what is to be considered criminal, and the judicial branch is...
The US prison system: How it fails
By: Ann E. Smith
One of the major ways the US criminal system fails is that it does not really enforce many rules itself. It is filled with criminals who are still engaging in criminal acts, just from the inside.Also the prison systems fail to rehabilitate people, or...
What is a criminal?
By: Ann E. Smith
A criminal is someone who breaks the law. He is the bad guy in the movies. He will steal, lie, harm and threaten his victims, all in an effort to get what he wants. A criminal usually does not regret what he does, unless he...
By: Allen Teal
A criminal is born when a person makes the choice to step across the boundary that separates the legal from the illegal. What caused this to happen is the result of the direct and indirect moral training that was received. Once in a while, a...
Crime as a family occupation
By: Tara Rijon
Society has been infested with an incurable disease that has plagued us since the dawn of man. It has infected the young and caused irreparable damage to young and old alike. When the affliction hits more than one family member it gains more media attention...
How values are linked to crime
By: Ann E. Smith
Values are codes that reflect people's core beliefs. Oftentimes, values are defined by a person's religion. They are also taught by parents to their kids. Values tend to be the things that keep us out of trouble. We know that violating our personal values, or...

 

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