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Criminal Justice

Investigating Crime in the Present Time

Introduction

With the rise in crime in many parts of the world, and the cutting edge of technology, it is more possible than ever to bring justice to society. However, with increased privacy legislation and provisional jurisdiction, whether investigating crime is worthwhile is discussed herein.

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Criminal Justice

Report: Immigration and Crime

With regard to the issues of immigration and crime in the news, even a cursory review of the many articles continually linking the two elements reveals enormous societal concern.  As will be seen in discussing three such recent articles, legislators are perpetually seeking ways to appease public fears, negotiate legal immigration, and address the factor of immigration as inevitably associated with a variety of crimes.

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English

Environmental relations to the prevalence of crime in a community

Research question

What is crime? What drives an individual to commit a crime? What possible elements are available to introduce an individual to commit a crime? What environmental factors drive a person to commit a crime given that psychologists believe that the environment affects the behavior of a person?

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Criminal Justice

United States Crime Data Sources

Criminology is defined as, the study of the processes of making laws, breaking laws, and reacting towards the breaking of laws. The purpose of gathering crime statistics helps the local, state, and federal agencies to see the different frequencies in crime, with the aids of tables, graphs, and formulated data. Within a civilized state, the government remains accountable for protecting its citizens and providing a means of controlling the levels of crime throughout its region. Two systems that are used in measuring crime in the United States are the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The importance of using these crime measurements is to aptly calculate in areas where crimes is increasing or declining. It is an effective measure of crime deterrent in addition to, police force that makes a difference in areas where crime is exponentially high. Within this essay, it will provide an analytical comparison of the two crime measurements UCR and NIBRS, with the aid of the research, journal publication, and government agency resources. The primary focus is to discuss and analyze each crime measurement system’s methodological procedures and implications.

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Criminal Justice

Confessing to crimes

People falsely confess to crimes that they have not committed for several reasons. They may be protecting someone or they may actually think that they carried out the crime.  The latter reason for a false confession may be due to a hazy recollection of the crime due to having consumed far too much alcohol.  Also, a false confessor may have, for example, hit someone and believed at the time that while the person was hurt, the situation was far from a fatality; but, then, the attacked is, subsequently, found dead. Campbell (2011) wrote an article about the many high-profile criminals who have confessed, some because they were guilty and others for the notereity. False confessions can leave the guilty person go free and able to commit more crimes.  The false confessor may also be falsely imprisoned.  To lessen these occurrences, they should be told that they’re not being smart and the media should cease giving them a sort of popularity.

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Public Relations

New Urbanism in California

Introduction

New urbanism is described as the greatest influential step in planning and design in Californian cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is an urban planning and design effort that aims at creation of livable and walkable neighborhoods, reduced car dependency and densely packed arrays with jobs, commercial sites and housing. In the past years, new urbanism design principles have been adopted in numerous neighborhood and housing plans. It has mainly been utilized in the improvement of distressed inner- city neighborhoods (Calthorpe 10).

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Criminal Justice

Cause of Crime

One of the theories of crime discussed in Chapter 3 was Psychological criminology which posits to give the explanation of causes of crime on the basis of eight-point differences in the level of IQ between the criminals and the non-criminals. Although this is an insignificant gap to be noticed, it is however responsible for making the criminals foolhardy and excessively impulsive. Even the smart individuals who have high levels of IQ are equally vulnerable to idiocy. Personality disorders have also been mentioned by psycho criminologists in the discussions on the causes of crimes psychopaths, sociopaths, as well as antisocial personalities.  Psychological criminology deals with the analysis of behaviour as well as the mental process that re associated with crime.