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A personality disorder is a lasting pattern based on inner experience and behavior model that differs significantly from social and cultural expectations (DeLisi, 2013). The question of a connection between personality disorder and criminal behavior is very important and requires deep consideration. This paper is dedicated to the examination of...

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One of the most interesting and perhaps most compelling arguments in the world of criminology today centers on the idea that people who perpetrate crimes can also be victims. Things are not always so black and white, and just because a person is accused of committing a crime does not...

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The classical perspective on crime came about through the Enlightenment period, encompassing most of the 18th century. It was developed as a way of challenging prevailing religious views concerning criminal behavior; that scrupulous or unscrupulous otherworldly forces acted as behavioral determinates (Vito & Maahs, 2012). The classical view was also...

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Lombroso’s Theory has long been one of the most important and influential theories in the world of crime. While the theory has largely been replaced by more modern, more updated policies, Lombroso’s Theory did take hold during much of the twentieth century. An Italian who lived mostly during the nineteenth...

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There are many myths about crime rates, types of crimes that are most common, what leads people to commit crimes, and the rate in which criminals are actually caught and punished. Many of these myths are created or perpetuated by the myriad of television crime dramas that many people watch...

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Furman vs. Georgia was a Supreme Court case that happened in the early 1970s, more specifically January 17, 1972. In a historical context, we were just coming out of the heart of the civil rights era and moving into a rather good economic time that preceded the crash of the...

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Crime is not something that is ‘natural’, it is a social construct that depends on wider social and historical circumstances. In a natural state, crime cannot exist, it can exist only in the social state, where by common consent it is determined what is good and what is bad, and...

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Crime mapping has been used with great affect when trying to curb armed robberies and other violent crimes. Importantly, crime mapping has been shown to have the ability to reduce these crimes by giving departments the ability to target certain areas and flood those areas with more officers in anticipation...

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This paper reviews the book Life in the Gang, by Scott H. Decker. It describes the author’s argument, and the information provided to support it. It does so particularly by analysing the rhetorical elements of the book, including style, word choice, sentence structure, and so on, as well as the...

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One special consideration that can impact the treatment of juvenile sexual offenders is awareness of the magnitude of their actions. It is important to ensure that the juvenile comprehends the offense committed and how it affects him or her and the victim. This is important because in certain instances, the...

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John leopard Orr, commonly referred by the nickname, Pillow Pyro, remains among the most notorious serial arsonist to ever grace the state of California. Orr is accredited with setting a record exceeding over two thousand fires within a period of ten years. Ironically, he accomplished the infamous acts while being...

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Cocaine is one of the most used natural stimulant in the world. Trafficking and use of cocaine in the United States and many countries across the world is illegal. However, due to economic gains from cocaine related trade and its addiction among the users, results in high cases of crime...

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Both human behavior and criminal activity can be defined through a number of sociological theories. Many of these criminology theories specifically aim to explain why human behavior and nature drive individuals to pursue criminal activity in a society which is primarily civilized. These go beyond the psychological and biological influences...

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A “crime against a person” involves an offense which involves bodily harm or actions against an individual’s will. “Crimes against property” are acts that destroy another’s property, or removes it from their possession. “Crimes against public morality” involve actions that would create public disturbances. “White collar crime” involves fraudulent misrepresentation....

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The advent of our modern criminal justice system in Western civilization began with the Sumerian Law of Mesopotamia in 3100 BCE. This codified law system morphed through several variants over time, with some codes of law becoming a large part of modern day Judeo-Christian religion, such as the Code of...

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The main tenet of the positivist theory is that some individuals are more likely to commit crimes than others because of some underlying reason. This may be because of some underlying personality trait, coming from a broken home, a low IQ or some other factor in their environment. Hans Eysenck...

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The specific intellectual property law violated in this case entails copyright privileges. Copyrights protect original authorship works and provide the copyright holder with the exclusive rights to copy, display, create, perform, distribute, or modify the work. For work to be covered under the copyrights law, it must be fixed in...

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Objectively, I do not believe that it is permissible for the government to detain alien persons for deportation indefinitely without a bail release hearing. Historically, the US courts have an established precedent of allowing bail trails for foreigners during the removal process. For example, in Wing Wong v. the United...

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Fifty-nine year old Mark A. Cardinal was sentenced Thursday in Grants Pass, Oregon to a prison term of sixteen years, after stating that the reason for the robberies was precipitated by crushing medical bills. At sentencing, Cardinal also stated that he felt the sentence was far too harsh and that...

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From the description, it is clear that Warfield was part of the group of men that aimed at committing a robbery when they were in a riding event. There is no indication that he was not for the idea of robbing the woman before the police intervened and stopped the...

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Introduction Australia has always had a rich and extensive history with drug use and smuggling than any other nation in the world. A huge population of Australia consumes drugs in the form of legal narcotics such as alcohol and prescribed drugs to the hard drugs like heroin and cocaine. During...

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The case of Roper verses Simmons was a crucial one in the United States of America especially regarding the interpretation of the 8th and 14th Amendments of the constitution. These two amendments prohibit a death penalty for offenders deemed to be below the age of 18 while committing a capital...

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Abstract Victimology is the study of victims and victimization. It is a distinct area of the criminal justice system, which has tended to focus only on criminals. The field began in the 1940s and initially focused on “blaming the victim.” There has been a paradigm shift in these theories. Many...

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The crack cocaine trade that dominated the late 1980s and early 1990s led society to misunderstanding the basics of the drug trade. As Freakonomics discusses, there was a belief that crack dealers were getting super rich, stockpiling massive weapons, and essentially running large criminal rings. In truth, crack dealers were...

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Corrections is a term that describes the punishment, treatment, and supervision of people who are convicted of delinquent and criminal offenses along with a variety of legal entities required for carrying this out (Krisberg, Marchionna, & Hartney, 2014, p.5). These days, corrections are believed to fulfill the need of the...

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