crimes Tag

Thousands of crimes and torts are perpetrated every day in the world, and lo and behold, someone somewhere will be assaulted, butchered, robbed, abducted, fondled (erotically) without the consent and something will be sabotaged until you read this article to its the end. Moreover, some individuals commit crimes and torts due to unemployment, privation, poverty, and cut-throat and swear vengeance. A professor of Northeastern University coined the...

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Terrorizing the whole of America during the Great Depression, Bonnie and Clyde have been the most infamous of couples. Known for their bank robberies and gruesome murders, their exploits captured the attention of the American press and its readership during what is occasionally referred to as the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934. They also gained a reputation in the cinematic world.   In 1967, a...

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Periodically, modern society is shaken to its core by a heinous crime that often questions one’s faith in the people around them. It is foolish to assume that such crimes only come about on rare occasions. In fact, crimes like murder, dismemberings, rapes, among others, have multiple victims daily. The difference between those and the ones we shall focus on is that by lottery, some...

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bulger

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger is one of the most wanted and notorious criminals on record.  The role of tipsters is the most important while capturing one of these dangerous criminals. For which, Jack Levin, the Brudnick Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University discusses the roles of these tipsters who help in capturing these fugitives.   Levin says that sometimes law officials fail to recognise the...

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child abuse

Family problems don’t mean small skirmishes in the household anymore; there have been many incidents where tortures, violence, gaslighting, and other ways are seen to trouble the families. Recently, a couple from California was found guilty of torturing their children – there were 13 of them. The children were held captive for years and it comes across as a surprise now that no one found...

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juveniles

Juvenile cases tend to have a greater impact in terms of their jurisdiction.  Mary O’Connell, a  professor of Law at Northeastern University was interviewed and asked about the different ways in which juveniles are handled. She explains with the context of two separate murder cases which involved 14- year- olds who were sentenced to life without parole.   The courts since the 1980s try juveniles as adults...

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In 1939, research was conducted to study how a preventive intervention affected a child’s criminal behaviour. For this research, around 506 students were selected, aged from 5 to 13. These children were specifically selected, because they were caught in some anti-social acts, such as stealing, absenteeism, etc.   As a part of the research, these kids were divided into two groups. One of the groups was provided...

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Protest and unrest

Unrest and protest are the two sides of the same coin. One does not exist without the other. It is usually so, that unrest among people leads them towards protest. People protest against things or causes they are not happy with, something which tampers with their comfort. Protests usually break out after a “trigger event” related to something people already are feeling unhappy about. The recent...

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American History

The New York Times dedicated an entire issue of its weekly magazine to examining the history of American slavery, calling it “The 1619 Project,” in observance of the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship to land on the continent. The issue had various essays published acknowledging the various forms in which slavery has been a part of the American culture. Many would argue that this...

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Since time immemorial, the human race has been locked in conflict. In the feudal age, this conflict would be over control and influence over land and people. In the 21st century, with territorial colonialisation firmly in the past, wars should be going down. Most nation-states are happy with their borders and active wars between countries are rare. We have adopted different forms of warfare, economic...

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