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Relationship Between Gender And Crime

It's often thought that when females commit a crime they are often given a lesser sentence than if they were a male and that more...

Essay on Cyber Crime Strategies and Types

Cyber Crime: Identity Theft A. Introduction In this era of globalization, one of many things that can distinguish a developed country to a developing country is its...

Issues in Youth Offending Sentencing

Part B Fundamental principles/ important sentencing Instructions We are uncertain whether to treat young offenders as children requiring help and guidance or as...

Challenges to Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention

What are some of the key challenges to understanding the nature and extent of domestic violence? This paper will explore the nature and the extent...

Sexual Offences Act 2003 Analysis

The questions as posed raises a number of issues concerning the interplay between child and youth sexuality and the criminal law that is not readily...

Role of the Police in Community Policing

Abstract Traditionally, law enforcement is called after a crime has already occurred. Law enforcement is designed to respond to emergency calls requiring a quick response,...

Role of Politics in Police Decision Making

Should politics play a role in police administration decision making? This question has evolved over the years. Both concepts are interrelated but separate entities...

Theories of Crime Causation

Theories of Crime Causation Crime is inevitable and will never be eradicated. Sociologist such as Travis Hirschi and Michael Gottfredson claim that theories such as...

The Kansas City Gun Experiment

INTRODUCTION This paper provides a critical assessment of a level 3 impact evaluation that was assigned in 2012. The study chosen was the “Kansas City...

Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children

CHAPTER 5: REVIEW OF FINDINGS Parental Incarceration and Children’s Educational Performance Murray et al. (2012b) reviewed samples of the Pittsburgh Youth Study; a longitudinal...

Impact of Cultural Background on Domestic Violence

Chapter 1: Introduction Domestic violence is an issue which occurs across all cultures, religions, ages, genders and in all countries. It affects many individuals and...

Social Construction of Victims

“Some victims are more deserving of the label ‘victim’ than others. Critically analyse this statement in light of your knowledge of theories in this...

Social Bonds in Modern Criminology

Travis Hirschi had an enormous effect on the field of criminology. His influence was most certainly felt the most in the subject of control...

Social Bond Theory and Deviant Behaviour

Social Bonds and Deviance Deviance is a term used to describe behavior that goes against the established social and cultural norms. The concept of deviance...

Should Police Officers Wear Cameras?

Abstract In recent years the amount of cases of police brutality has increased significantly. These officers have shown the public that those who are meant...

Sexual Assault against Women in the Army

“The Invisible War” Sexual Assault against Women in the Army In 2012 a documentary entitled “The Invisible War” dealing with sexual assault against women raised attention to...

Self-Control Theory Analysis of Drug Use and Distribution

Self-Control Theory Analysis of Prohibited Drug Use and Distribution Introduction In my local area of Brookton, Western Australia, which forms part of the Great Southern Police...

Securitisation Of Transnational Crime

The securitisation of transnational crime refers to contemporary efforts to curtail crime flows that take place across international borders via dissolution of the existing distinctions...

Is Community Policing Effective?

AN ANALYSIS OF COMMUNITY POLICING: IS COMMUNITY POLICING AN EFFECTIVE PRACTICE? ABSTRACT Community Policing is a relatively new policing practice that focuses on reducing the crime...

Reflection on Group Presentation

I found that making this academic presentation to be a very challenging experience. This was mainly down to working with a group of people...

Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System

There is a recurrent pattern that involves law enforcement agencies and the African American communities that is questioning the police conduct, especially because of...

Psychological Profile of Albert Fish

Criminal profiling has always been a crucial way of solving crime in law enforcement. This type of mechanism narrows the field...

Criminology Case Study: James Holmes

Positivist Theory and its Implications on the James Holmes Case Over the years, various theoretical frameworks have been proposed to explain the nature and causation...

Benefits of Police Body Cameras

Police Worn Body Cameras: Perceived Benefits As with any new technology, police body-worn cameras are becoming the new trend in the law...

Should US Citizens Be Allowed Assault Weapons?

The federal government of the United States of America should prohibit citizens from owning assault weapons. Discuss Assault Weapons Do you think weapons pose a threat...

Issues Caused by Prison Overcrowding

Overcrowding: One of the important goals in prison system is that it should guarantee the public safety, prison inmates and staff. (Criminal justice and behavior) holding...

Marxist Theories of Punishment

The application of punishment is determined by the class system. Critically discuss this with reference to Marxist theories of Punishment. This essay is going to...

Lombroso and Beccaria on Crime

Criminology is the study of crime, from what causes crime to what could or does prevent it. The ideas which form the topic of...

Literature Review on Domestic Violence

Literature Review Definition of domestic violence Domestic Violence is a phenomenon affecting many societies directly and indirectly around the world; and somehow, after many years of...

Literature review: Burglary and Crime Prevention

LITERATURE REVIEW INTRODUCTION The literature study in this study revolved around a document analysis on the Constitution, (SA 1996: Constitution), Crime Prevention Strategies, previous studies in...

Rates of Incarceration for Minorities in the US

With law enforcement poised to eliminate crime and the people who commit it, the building of new jails and prison seem to be the...

How Does Poverty Affect Crime?

LITERATURE REVIEW There is no question about it; poverty is a problem across the globe. Furthermore, in most parts of the world crime is also...

Herbert Packer Crime Control Model

Herbert Packer's Crime - Control Model and Due Process Model Herbert Packer's Crime - Control Model of Criminal Justice is More Needed Today Than the...

Theories of Cybercrime

Cybercrime The internet is perhaps today’s most influential technological invention and continues to change daily life for virtually everyone on Earth. Millions of people are...

Impact of Offender Stigmatisation

Does stigmatising offenders cause more harm than good? Discuss In the study of deviant behaviour, sociologists have explored the effects of society’s perceptions on deviants...