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The Los Angeles Police Department was implicated in several procedural errors that undermined the credibility of physical evidence in the 1995 murder case The People of the State of California v....

Latest answer posted January 9, 2019, 2:26 am (UTC)

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The best way to counteract this assertion would be with a solid and scientifically sound study. First, you would need to define physical and mental abnormality before you go looking at criminals....

Latest answer posted October 18, 2012, 3:07 pm (UTC)

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Crime is more likely to occur in urban areas, as opposed to rural ones, because there is more opportunity to commit crime in places where there are more people and businesses. Many crimes, such as...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2018, 4:54 pm (UTC)

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People are motivated by numerous factors and may commit crimes for both physiological and practical reasons. A brain tumor can be the cause of behavior that crosses the line between legal and/or...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2019, 1:13 am (UTC)

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Biosocial theories of crime look at both the biological and social determinants of crime, as well as their interaction. In other words, this field of criminology looks at the way in which people...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2018, 7:24 pm (UTC)

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There is an argument by the celebrated French philosopher Michel Foucault that the birth of the modern-day penitentiary system and the emergence of new classifications of crime created new,...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2019, 2:36 am (UTC)

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The answer to this question subjective. There is not a definitively correct answer, so you are free to state your opinion and defend it. Personally, I feel that the second rephrased question is...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2020, 4:59 am (UTC)

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Both the flame itself and the smoke associated with a fire offer important clues as to the nature of the fire. Different substances, whether wood, plastic, gasoline, kerosene, etc., burn...

Latest answer posted January 21, 2020, 5:00 pm (UTC)

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There is no one overarching theory of criminology which is endorsed by all psychoanalysts. After all, the practice of psychoanalysis is based on a variety of different schools of thought—Freudian,...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2020, 7:59 am (UTC)

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I am not really giving you information as much as a different perspective. As a volunteer on call with the county jail for those who are in crisis, I know that often the lines between ethical and...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2013, 12:00 am (UTC)

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Structural theorists of crime might take a number of different approaches to middle-class crime. First, they might focus on the stability of life in the middle class, financial stability in...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2017, 3:09 am (UTC)

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There are a number of factors that influence the offender selection system, including type and nature of crime, prior arrests and convictions, and mental status of the offender. How well any given...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2013, 2:05 am (UTC)

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We cannot know for sure what causes people to commit crimes. It seems likely that poverty is a cause of crime, but it seems wrong to say that poverty is “the” cause of crime. Different people...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2013, 2:57 pm (UTC)

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There are a number of causes of crime, including the breakdown of the family unit, drugs, a psychological belief system that rejects the legitimacy of the rule of law, and psychopathetic tendencies...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2013, 3:35 pm (UTC)

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This is a question which essentially boils down to the nature-versus-nurture argument. In other words, is somebody prone to certain behaviors because of their genetic makeup ("nature"), or because...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2019, 6:59 am (UTC)

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Biosocial theorists of crime argue that both of these factors are important in determining whether a person comes to commit crimes. Such theorists argue that people can be genetically predisposed...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2012, 1:01 am (UTC)

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In order to understand what categories might be used to organize best practices for reducing teen violence, we must look at the causes of that violence. Each type of cause might offer us a...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2013, 2:56 pm (UTC)

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There is something to be said for each of these as the worst kind of crime. First, we can argue that street crime is the worst because it has the greatest physical and emotional impact on its...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2013, 3:10 pm (UTC)

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Something we should consider, whenever we investigate ideas as broad and fundamental as these, is that topics relating to crime, justice and society have been discussed for thousands of years....

Latest answer posted February 3, 2020, 1:36 am (UTC)

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In general, men are far more likely to commit crimes than women. Men constitute 98 percent of those arrested in the United States for rape and over 90 percent of those arrested for homicide. Males...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2016, 8:10 pm (UTC)

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A major medical explanation for criminal behavior is antisocial personality disorder, more commonly known as psychopathy or sociopathy (though these are no longer medically the best terms)....

Latest answer posted March 30, 2018, 6:13 am (UTC)

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The sorts of issues that influence the choice of actions taken against offenders involve politics, race, technology, and gender. Political issues influence the actions taken against offenders...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2022, 5:14 am (UTC)

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The behavioral/learning theory of criminology holds that people commit crimes because of the way that their environments have influenced them as they have grown up. These environmental factors can...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2012, 2:06 am (UTC)

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Crimes reported to the police and total crimes committed in a calendar year will vary based on the reporting method and on definitions. For the purposes of this answer, the FBI's definition of...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2012, 11:01 pm (UTC)

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There are two main reasons why criminal activity drops after young people pass through the period of adolescence. These reasons are connected, but separate. One has to do with the obligations...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2013, 7:02 pm (UTC)

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Yes, theories that hold that people can have biological predispositions to crime can be reconciled with the idea of rehabilitation. The reason for this is that biological predispositions are only...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2012, 2:12 am (UTC)

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If scholarly research finds that these things can help to reduce crime, then the government would need to find ways to promote them so that the likelihood of crime can be reduced. Of course,...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2012, 8:22 pm (UTC)

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The debate over the legalization of drugs brings up many issues that we have to consider when we think about crime prevention and how aggressively to try to prevent crimes. Let us look at a few of...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2013, 12:13 am (UTC)

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It is very much in the state's interest to provide educational opporunities to prison inmates. There is a well-established connection between education and most crimes, particularly those commonly...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2013, 7:38 pm (UTC)

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There are many pieces of evidence that could be used to make this case. Perhaps the most important such evidence is the number of people who are in our prison systems for non-violent drug crimes....

Latest answer posted October 12, 2012, 7:03 pm (UTC)

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There is no such thing as a victimless theft. If there were, this would not be an example of such a theft. First of all, local convenience stores are not huge companies that can easily withstand...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2013, 12:42 am (UTC)

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The idea of Broken Window Syndrome holds that small problems in a given neighborhood, such as broken windows in buildings or cars, will soon lead to other, larger problems. The reason for this is...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2013, 1:06 am (UTC)

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This datum on its own does not really tell us much about the causal connection between poverty and crime that some people think exists. After all, it is not as if people are claiming that every...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2013, 12:33 am (UTC)

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