Criminal Law

Criminal Justice Issues

Introduction The community experiences a burden that is linked from crime and violence. There exist direct consequences that are linked to the quality of life. These consequences may include the reduced lifespan, intensive feeling of insecurity and a change in the way people behave due to the reduction in the...

Crime Data Reports Usage

Introduction The use of crime data has been on the increase in the recent past. For instance, many organizations such as Forbes have, on many occasions, used crime data reports to compile a list of ‘America’s Safest Cities’, with the hope of encouraging people as well as law enforcers to...

Incarceration and Rehabilitation Impact in Crime Reduction

Introduction Historically, each civilization has managed to define and design methods to punish those who go against society’s codes of conduct. In the 16th and 17th centuries,’ Europe applied brutal or rather cruel methods of punishments in death and mutilation. In the mid and late 20th century, however, rehabilitation was...

Drug Courts, Recidivism, Quality of Life, and Employment

Introduction According to Nolan, Drug Courts are today’s resolve to criminal justice constraints when sourcing solutions to drug-related crimes (Nolan 2003, p. 1). Drug courts serve as a platform where drug offenders are treated rather than prosecuted. Nolan explains that the increasing number of drug offenders is stressing the justice...

Improving Connecticut Juvenile Prison Programs

Introduction Juvenile offenders have been prone to recidivism and the rates of juvenile recidivism have been very high in the United States. There are several reasons which have been suggested to explain the reasons for juvenile offending, including poverty and lack of effective educational programs (De la Torre, 1997; Siegel...

Intellectual Property Rights and the Internet

Copyright Issues The Internet has proved to be and proficient medium in spreading out information and due to this, it poses challenges to the typical values of copyright law. Most significantly, the internet provides the public with flawless duplicates of various things which includes pictures, animation, text, videos, and other...

Methodologies Used to Measure Acts of Juvenile Delinquencies

Juvenile Delinquencies Juvenile delinquency can be looked at as behavior that acts contrary to the already established norms and laws of society. For many decades juvenile delinquency has featured in the literature that concerns criminal behavior. Juvenile delinquency is a phenomenon in a society that appears to be apparently complicated...

Reducing Taxation by Recruiting Minor Criminals for the Military

Introduction There are only two certain things in this world: death and taxes (Michiels, 2007). This reality is important that most governments consider in bringing growth and development. Taxes serve as the direct source of government income. Without the taxes, it will be difficult for the government to provide basic...

Prevention and Control of Juvenile Delinquency

Abstract Juvenile delinquency is prevented and controlled effectively to make sure young offenders are free from crimes through advising them and giving them moral support. The entire society participates actively all the time to reduce the rate of crime and report committed crimes to the justice system for disciplinary measures...

Liebeck vs. McDonald’s Case

Stories of frivolous lawsuits have become the most favorite quip of mass media. (Greenlee 1996). Do cases like Liebeck versus McDonald’s $2.9 million coffee spill-over case examples of the legal system run amok? Liebeck’s coffee spill-over case has become the poster child of all frivolous litigations. In this essay, we...

Violence and Society. Criminal and Delinquent Behavior

In the sociological context, crime can actually be defined as the breach of the rule of law. The governing authority, such as the state, can impose punishment on the perpetrators of such acts. This is usually done with the intention of correcting such persons and also serving as an example...

Homeland Security: Future Challenges

The main premise of this paper is that strict bureaucratic structures, inadequate finances, lack of coordination, reluctance to share intelligence information, fragmentation as opposed to integration, and a lack of accountability remain as the primary indicators of gaps in the US homeland security framework. Despite the mandate of the DHS...

The Juvenile Justice Process

Introduction Systems of Juvenile help to lower the rate of delinquency because; juveniles who are arrested do not repeat the same mistake again and are not taken backcourt. The fact that the majority of children in the community including those who live in the direst circumstances do not commit a...

Environmental Influences on Delinquency Juveniles

Opening Paragraph According to research, crime is taken by many people as a social problem that is very pressing and the greatest concern is about how violence among young people is becoming high. There is useful information available from self report studies and reports about crimes where many arrested people...

Victim Services in Your Community

There are a number of victim agencies that caught my eye when I was preparing this article. However there is this one firm called The Kennedy Victim Agency. This is actually the communities leading victim agency because it has helped over a hundred thousand people in the last two months...

White Collar Crime in Corporate World

White Collar Crimes: An Introduction “Fraud—the art of deliberate deception for unlawful gain—is as old as history; the term “white-collar crime” was reportedly coined in 1939 by Professor Edwin Sutherland and has since become synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals.” (White collar crimes)....

Worldview of “Supreme Court Justice” by David Brewer

Introduction Supreme Court Justice David Brewer was born to Christian missionaries on 20th January 1837 in Turkey. His parents returned to the USA and David Brewer studied law and started a law practice in Kansas. After some years, he joined the Leavenworth courts as a judge and after some years,...

USA & Sharing Intelligence

Introduction The importance of security to any country can’t be underestimated and the issue of making one’s homeland secure is complex and it doesn’t work in isolation with any one unit alone but requires cooperation and effort from different agencies and bodies of the country (DHS, 2006). Security can’t be...

No Child Left Behind – Adequate Yearly Progress

Outline The No Child Left behind Act program was introduced by the state department of education in 2001. Here the schools are expected to assess the yearly progress of the students using Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). The NCLB goals as set by the federal government for the year 2002- 20014...

Profiling Serial Killers: Literature Review

Abstract This essay reviews the literature on serial killers, principally the more newsworthy ones in contemporary times. In the process, we recognize that gender, age, child-rearing, social adjustment, the need to over-compensate for other areas of weakness in one’s life, and introversion are strongly associated with serial killers. We then...

Drugs, Values and Society. Drug Industry and Crime

Introduction Through the years, there has been increase in drug abuse and drug related crimes all over the world. It is of great significance to understand the connection between drugs and crime. This link can be sub-divided into categories. Acquisitive crime is when a drug user commits offenses to obtain...

Procedural Justice and State Courts in the US

Introduction This literature review aims to throw more light on the knowledge pertaining to the effects of race on the perceptions displayed in regard to the confidence and fairness in the state courts. The previous research available in this context has primarily focused on such perceptions in relation to the...

Industrial Espionage With the Relation to the Intellectual Property Rights

Abstract Industrial espionage became the real scourge of today’s business. Inspite that the whole organizations and legislative systems had been created to protect Intellectual Property Rights, the number of espionage cases tend to increase. This work is claimed to view the key international laws related to the IP, such as...

David Hume Dialogues and Natural History of Religion

Introduction David Hume born in Edinburgh in 1711 is a philosopher of the period known as British Empiricism. He attended the University of Edinburgh and was an intellectual associate of philosophers John Locke and George Berkeley although he did not graduate. A prolific writer, Hume dealt with many areas of...

White Collar Crime: Term Definition

Abstract Crimes at the municipal and national level are committed and the people involved are identified because they abuse others by engaging in illegal activities to benefit financially. Improved technologies help criminals to go unnoticed and continue to be a threat to the security of people. Boundaries between private and...

The Effect of Geospatial Intelligence on Homeland Security

Abstract Geospatial intelligence has become an important concept in homeland security. As criminal gangs and terror groups continue to use sophisticated strategies to achieve their goals, the need to use emerging technologies in fighting their activities has become critical. The United States has taken lead in the use of geographic...

Illicit Drug Decriminalization and Legalization

Abstract Drugs, drug abuse and the society is now an issue of great concern in the whole world and many countries are debating on the issue of decriminalization and legalization of illicit drugs. Although a great lesson was learnt from the America’s great experiment on the prohibition of drugs and...