Essays and Research Papers on The Public & Crime

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This 3 page paper examines a hypothetical situation concerning genetic testing for criminals. This paper argues against genetic testing. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses the idea that deviance is a matter of perception and, as such, is determined by those in positions of power who serve as a 'moral entrepreneur' for society. Theories of determinants of deviancy, as well as some causal factors, are briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 10 page paper discussing the philosophy, morals and ethics underlying police work. There are arguments both in favor of and adamantly against the level of power that police currently possess. Of course there are cases that can be used to support each position, many of which can be explained by philosophy. Utilitarianism and rights theory ...

6 pages in length. Who is to blame for crime - the perpetrator or the victim? Society or the situation? Do criminal rights supersede those of the victim since the Constitution guarantees said rights to everyone, or do the criminals forfeit those rights when committing illegal acts against the victim? Is ...

Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1, 88 S.Ct. 1868, 20 L.Ed.2d 889, Argued in 1968. Primary arugemnt in this case concerns probable cause and search/seziure, 4th amendement issues, etc;

An 8 page discussion of the differences which exist in punishment and the incidence of criminal acts in Saudi Arabia and the United States. While an emphasis is put on theft, other criminal acts such as murder, adultery, and apostasy (the conversion of a Muslim to Christianity) are also considered. The author of ...

A 15 page discussion of the problems migrants encounter in Australia. In theory the rule of law in Australia entitles all persons, regardless of their sex, race, or socioeconomic status, are entitled to fair legal process. In reality, the rule of law is inadequate in overcoming societal prejudice and the difficulties encountered in ...

Overcrowding in Prisons

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A 15 page research paper that examines the issue of prison overcrowding in the United States, which has reached "crisis proportions" (Shank, 2004, p. 1). This examination explores the effects of this situation: its historical background and causes; effects on the legal system, and effects on both inmate and public health. Bibliography lists 11 sources. ...

A 5 page critique of the 1997 completely revised edition of this book on the Japanese criminal justice system. This paper discusses Bayley’s contentions that the low crime rate enjoyed by Japan is more related to a reflection of Japanese history and the traditions, morality, and culture which resulted over that history than it ...

A 7 page paper in which the writer examines the gun control issue from the perspective of history; the role of the government and legislation; view points of opponents and proponents of gun control. The writer's personal opinion is also expressed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

In 12 pages, the author discusses the concept of victim offender mediation in criminal conflict. The history of victim offender mediation, the description of victim offender mediation, an evaluation of victim offender mediation, and a conclusion are given. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

(5 pp) A lot of us may only get crime information from television or movies, as we hear the television detective mumble something to the suspect, as he "cuffs 'em." What you are seeing and not hearing is the "Miranda rights." This discussion examines the definition, the history, and the importance of ...

A 6 page paper which discusses the strengths and weaknesses of an economic approach to the concern of criminal participation. In discussing the subject the primary focus rests on one particular study which sets out to discover some of the apparent relationship between economic conditions and the particular level of involvement in the crime industry. ...

A 3 page essay discussing the 1982 article by Gary M. Katz on the 'high-status' versus the 'low- status' deviant and the 'acceptability' of both. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper on the topic of gun control. The writer identifies the two perspectives of this issue -- from a crime control standpoint as well as due process -- and indicates the type of policy each would recommend. Bibliography cites 6 sources.

A 5 page paper recommending a policy response to gun control. The writer explains the policy in reference to its effectiveness, and practical, political and economic feasibility. Bibliography cites 4 sources.

4 page discussion and review of a 1992 journal article (appeared in Psychological Reports) by Kormos, White, & Brooks that assessed the disparity of attitudes between males and females about crime to determine sex differences in rated seriousness of crime.

5 pages in length. It goes without saying that there exists an inherent difference in the aggressive tendencies of males and females. When addressing this in relation to criminal activity, one can readily surmise why men are, by far, more violent, inasmuch as there are significantly divergent responses to external stimuli between men and ...

A 20 page review of juvenile crime, its causes, and the measures which have been implemented to address it. The contention is presented that restorative justice, an alternative approach to correction emphasizing communication and reconciliation between victim, offender, and community is superior to many other approaches. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

A 10 page overview of the G.R.E.A.T. program and the experimental design of a paper reviewing its effectiveness. G.R.E.A.T. is an in-school program which targets middle school age children in hopes of deterring their interest in joining gangs. Despite the program inconsistencies in design and presentation a national study conducted by researchers at ...

6 pages in length. The concept of a rational society – in which the entire community is greatly influenced by principles its members completely and accept without challenge – has indeed proven to be one of the most powerful standards of contemporary culture, with the criminal justice system fighting to maintain its place. ...

11 pages in length. This is an advanced research paper on gender-based crime and the fear of crime phenomena. It has been found that there is a gender-based mentality when examining the fear of crime and the measurement of crime against a particular gender. While a crime may be the same, it ...

A 4 page discussion of how societal perceptions of gender enter into the equation of responsibility for one's actions. The author investigates responsibility in Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" (a short story fictionalizing the real-life murders of Charles Schmid in the 1960s) with articles by Susan Jacoby, Ellen Goodman, and Lara ...

A 10 page discussion of how parental incarceration impacts children. The author emphasizes that he degree to which a child will be affected by parental incarceration varies according to a number of factors, not the least of which is the child's developmental level, the specific relationship that existed between the child and the incarcerated ...

A 4 page discussion of the perceived phenomena of over criminalization, the perception that our police, prosecutorial, and judicial time, personnel, and resources are being diverted to an excess in attempts to regulate public morality. The author of this paper contends that if we consider history and what is occurring and has occurred not only ...

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