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18 Aug 2008

How should we punish offenders?

Essay - 9 pages - Criminal law

Criminological debate has propounded polarised theorem as to the most efficacious method to punish offenders within the criminal justice system. Whilst academics agree on the concept of “punishment” as a necessary means they “disagree on the underlying reason that makes...

18 Aug 2008

Nature of aggression and the law

Essay - 6 pages - Criminal law

The nature of aggression has always been troublesome to settle as a legal concept, especially as it is “intertwined with political elements” . The concept of aggression as a criminal offence was fuelled by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg in the wake of the Second...

13 Aug 2008

Applied criminology - How are we best to describe the actions of a serial killer?

Essay - 4 pages - Criminal law

The definition of “serial killing” has proved problematic within the confines of narrow legal definitions of murder. Moreover, serial killing adopts multifarious forms brought on by many different states of mind (D, Wilson. 2001). Holmes attempted to define serial murder as...

08 Aug 2008

Criminal law - prison industrial complex - too complex? Criminal law - prison industrial complex - too complex? Criminal law - prison industrial complex - too complex?

Essay - 8 pages - Criminal law

A third party has entered the scene of the U.S. prison system: the private sector. A handful of for-profit Wall Street corporations are currently making millions of dollars from what some critics call “dungeons for dollars.” Such corporations claim they can build and run...

11 Jul 2008

A descriptive study on the people's opinions towards the legalization of death penalty

Essay - 4 pages - Criminal law

The study explores the opinions of people residing in a particular community towards death penalty. The information will be gathered through self-administered test questionnaires and focus group discussions. Moreover, the test will also take into account the factors that affect the perceptions of...

07 Jul 2008

The issue of White collar crime

Essay - 5 pages - Criminal law

In recent years, corporate scandals such as those that occurred at Enron and WorldCom have brought a more focused spotlight on the issue of white-collar crime. Although white-collar crime has remained a pervasive part of social discourse throughout the course of the twentieth century, the...

29 Jun 2008

Organized crime: social scourge or auspicious atrocity

Case study - 8 pages - Criminal law

As Gus Tyler once pointed out in his introduction to Organized Crime in America, “…Organized crime is a product and reflection of our national culture” (Maas xviii). However, when the words organized crime is mentioned in almost any situation, thoughts of filthy men in...

17 Jun 2008

Exploration of the concepts of criminology and criminal justice as sciences

Essay - 7 pages - Criminal law

Throughout the course of the twentieth century notable advancements in science and technology has enabled researchers choose significantly improve their overall ability to conduct empirical research. Although the advancements have taken place have impacted almost every field of study, and...

19 Mar 2008

Issues related to gun control

Tutorials/exercises - 14 pages - Criminal law

Did you know that Canada has more guns per house than the United States? This is actually because Canada has a lot more hunting guns than the States, but they have more hand guns and more dangerous guns then we do. Gun Control in Canada has been a very controversial subject in the past few years...

19 Dec 2007

Research on Whether Fingerprint Detection Technology Can Benefit by Use of Micro-X-Ray Fluorescence Techniques

Tutorials/exercises - 10 pages - Criminal law

Fingerprint identification is one of the most common and often used forensic tools worldwide. It has been used globally by government agencies for the past 100 years, outperforming DNA and all other systems combined to identify and catch criminals. Even so, there are limitations...

27 Feb 2007

"In sum, at night, young people seek excitement in cities, not safety": discuss the relationship between young people's leisure activities, crime and the fear of crime.

Essay - 8 pages - Criminal law

Young people's behaviours are seen in the society as a catalyser of change, a vector for social and moral evolution. Usually our societies, often driven by a sense of cautious conservatism, are prudent or even resistant towards youth's attitude. Contrary to the common thoughts youth delinquency...