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Charles Clarke, violent offenders

In this essay, I aim to explore and critically examine both the negative and positive elements of this proposed violent offenders’ order and register. I will start by introducing the existing violent and sex offender register that this proposal could be based on. I will go on to discuss who might identify the people targeted Read More

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By focusing on street crime/violence, the media gaze ignores the crimes of more powerful groups in society

In order to discuss the above proposition, with reference to crimes such as domestic violence and child abuse, I shall need to investigate several themes and discourses ; essentially the term ‘dangerousness’ and why, when we focus on a particular site of crime, do we marginalize other potential sites? I will also be looking at Read More

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Does the media increase ‘fear of crime’

Fear of crime is becoming as serious a problem as crime itself. According to the Government’s British Crime Survey (BCS) of 2001/2, 30% of the UK felt crime increased ‘a lot’, and a further 30% thought it increased ‘a little’ in the previous two years (Home Office, 2002), compared to 33% ‘a lot’ and 65% Read More

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Risk Assessment Mark

Mark was convicted this time round for a violent offence against a young female victim, aged 17. This victim was previously known to Mark, as she is also the female victim of his previous convictions in which he was sentenced for two offences of sexual activity of a child in 2007. This victim was also Read More

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Southern California Crime Prevention Plans

The debate on which form of crime prevention plan, incarceration of gang members between boundary limitations, is best able to deal with Southern California gang members is a matter of much concern for the residents and city-dwellers of California. There have been many issues with criminal activities in many of the surrounding cities of Los Read More

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Consequentialist theory of punishment

This essay is going to concentrate on the second type of modified consequentialism: Societal Defence. The underlying problems produced by the consequentialist theory of punishment have proven short-lived within the modified theories of consequentialism. The pure consequentialist theory provides four main concepts in which it acts to punish an individual who has committed a crime. Read More

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What social and personal factors might predict whether people become the perpetrators of crime

When trying to predict whether a person could commit a crime, different factors are taken into account. This essay will look at social factors, such as economic conditions, poverty and family influences, and personal factors like personality, education and mental health. The essay will examine each factor to see how they can predict whether someone Read More

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Which theoretical perspective do you think offers the best explanation of crime

When delinquents commit crime many people question whether the offender is physically or mentally abnormal, has any intelligence or a personality that reflects their abnormal behaviour. These psychological trait theories (approaches) are all linked to ones human behaviour (Wilson, Herrnstain 2007, p 33-34). Undoubtedly these theories reflect society’s common conception that most criminals lack intelligence, Read More

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Race Crime

There have been many studies conducted by both academics and government organisations to gain further insight into the reasons why, when compared to their representation as members of the population as a whole, people from black minority ethnic backgrounds, widely referred to as BME groups, are massively overrepresented in the criminal justice system in England Read More