These attributes provide a foundation for determining if a particular group of criminals represent organized crime and, therefore, needs to be approached differently from the way one would approach terrorists or groups of predictable criminals (von Lampe, 2011). A greater understanding of organized crime might be derived from various empirical and speculative theories that explain different aspects of organized crime, but there is no one theory that will be relevant to all organized crime and its participants (Mallory, 2007). There are a multitude of issues presented
The statistics can give us an understanding as to the levels of these crimes and as to why or where they are most likely to occur. However because not all crimes which are reported, are actually recorded, the true extent to crime can never be revealed through official statistics or otherwise. Positivists believe that official statistics are indeed very useful to the understanding of social problems. They believe that because official statistics look at such a large proportion of the population that it allows us to make comparisons over time and make comparisons between different societies. They can allow generalisations to be made and over time they can have some affect on laws within society.
A prison system which is, first and foremost, a place of punishment cannot be relied on to eliminate criminal behaviour. Similar to other behaviour, criminal behaviour can be influenced by environment. A conventional prison system seems to be a dubious way of transforming prisoners’ criminal intentions. To be precise in prisons, culprits share their crime experiences rather than regret their faults. However, people might think that punishment in prison can have a deterrent effect on criminals.
By making this exclusionary rule, the court has to take the incentive away so police cannot take a person’s constitutional right’s away. Law enforcement cannot just bust down a person door just because police cannot even search a person car without a search warrant. There is a purpose to this rule and that is to make law enforcement enforce their own rules. The main purpose is to deter police or discourage police from doing illegal searched. The purpose also is if law enforcement was to take the evidence it would not be used in the court of law unless issue or that person can be set free of all charges.
Durkheim identified three positive aspects of crime which make it functional for society. These were ‘reaffirming the boundaries,’ ‘changing values’ and ‘social cohesion.’ The first, reaffirming the boundaries, refers to situations where crime has already occurred. When the criminal is taken to court, the public outcry which follows verifies the boundaries. This can be seen particularly in countries such as Saudi Arabia, where public hangings and executions take place. The second positive aspect of crime which makes it functional for society is changing values.
Robberies and criminal actions are suffered by thousands of people every day around the globe. Undertaking a number of different measures, societies are looking forward to deter criminals and lower criminal rates. Some of these measures have been proved to be effective deterrents, while others perpetuate criminal actions. On the one hand, education is the main key to deter criminals. For a government that wants to lower criminal rates, it is necessary to provide education to society and to ex convicts who want to fit into society.
It is our country’s responsibility to ensure that they receive The supports they need to develop to their full potential. And it is the right of every young person to have an Adequate, affordable home. Research on street youth in Canada suggests these young people are heavily ‘at-risk’ of becoming involved in criminal activities. Street youth, however, become involved in criminal activities to different degrees, ranging from not at all to high rates of participation. The types of offences they engage in also vary, and can include property crimes, distribution of drugs, and violent crimes such as robbery and physical altercations.
The protection of citizen’s personal privacy rights, at the expense of guaranteeing national security interests is necessary and must be the main priority of the Canadian government. Compared to other countries, the greatest part about living in Canada is our freedom. National security could lead to major issues which could threaten individual’s freedom, such as racial profiling, the corruption of absolute power, which could eventually be turned into military power, and there will be health mistrust between the government and its people. For those particular reasons, there is absolutely no possible logical reason to sacrifice Canadian civil rights for the purpose of national security. First of all, national security could lead to racial profiling; especially after the 9/11terriost attack on the twin towers could most definitely lead to problems.
Gun violence in Canada is not caused by guns themselves, it is caused by the person behind the gun, the mind behind the gun. The issue regarding gun violence in Canada can be blamed on a number of things but the common misconception of factors regarding gun violence is the gun itself. Looking at factors such as the media, the gun being the main factor in the equation of a shooting is not the case. In James Sheptycki’s article, “Speculative Truths About Gun Crime,” he talks a lot about the social-psychological dimensions of gun violence. Sheptycki exposes the media as a key contributor to gun violence in Canada.
I have attended both dependency and delinquency courts and feel they are relevant to the reintegration of juveniles into out system. The theory and concept of “lock them up and through the keys away” cannot and should not apply to minors. They always deserve a second chance to fix their mistakes. Even though I think we should keep the juvenile justice system, I am not in favor of the way the “NO” argument on the Florida experiment is presented. I do not feel confident in its findings as the most valid or concrete reason for keeping the juvenile court system around.