What is a criminal?
By: Victoria Rose Perkins
Is a criminal a complicated creature? What makes a person commit crimes? In the book, "Inside the Criminal Mind," written by Dr. Stanton Samenow, he asks an important question, "Is crime the only choice that some people have in order to survive? I saw...
By: Jonathan Greengrass
The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy with two chambers, the elected House of Commons and the appointed House of Lords. Both Houses are responsible for the creation of laws, as well as debating and questioning the government. Laws are made through a system established...
The cost of crime: How it affects citizens
By: Courtney Lindsay
The daily newspaper headlines over the last decade or two reads like a gristly tale. The same depressing stories blare from our television sets, and even watching the news is a traumatic experience for those who have not been bludgeoned into accepting the horrible truth...
How laws are made in Great Britain
By: Raffi Varoujian
Great Britain defined The titles “United Kingdom” and “Great Britain” are often used interchangeably. Great Britain comprises England, Wales and Scotland. The first two share a common legal system, whereas Scottish law derives from a mixture of common and Roman law. Since devolution...
By: Stephen Bredenkamp
The Lorenz curve is a graphical representation of the inequality in any particular society. Before considering the use of the curve you need to understand how the curve is generated, and some of the pitfalls with this generation. The Lorenz curve has two linear perpendicular...
An introduction to the different ways of carrying out sociological research
By: Effie Moore Salem
Social research methods vary according to the particular area that is in need of further study. And within this narrowed down viewpoint of the ways of arriving at statistics, data, finding answers, calculating and collecting data, questions are answered and problems are solved. Advancements in...
Does Anticonformity Foster Homelessness
By: Christie Domican
French sociologist, Emile Durkheim defined the social state of anomie as a situation in which social and/or moral norms are confused, blurred, or nonexistent. Durkheim felt this state of “normlessness” gave rise to deviance and irregular behaviours in individuals. Durkheim cites that anomie is...
An introduction to the different ways of carrying out sociological research
By: Michael Carroll
Sociological research, the attempt to investigate human society by observing, and measuring the behavior of groups within that society is fraught with problems, not least the problem of objectivity. No matter how much scientific method is applied to these studies, or how refined the tools...
How the fear of crime affects society
By: Megan Mclean
Although most would claim that I am extremely fortunate to reside in a “quiet, crime free” country like the Cayman Islands, in recent years this status has been greatly affected; and many, young and old are adapting their lifestyle and habits in an attempt...
By: Norah Laurence Kertis
Crime prevention The understanding of the meaning of crime prevention is not only important, but prerequisite as well, in order to successfully pore over the various categorizations of the term. Experts agree that the notion of crime prevention is complicated; the perplexity of the notion...

 

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