The cases are layered with the most serious on top and less serious on the bottom. The top of the wedding cakes are the famous cases that have much publicity. An example of the top layer could be the criminal proceedings of the Casey Anthony case. The second layer involves serious felonies. This layer has a less likely chance of getting released on bond.
The wedding cake model is layered in four different ways starting with the top layer which is the smallest portion. The cases in the top layer of the wedding cake model acquire a great deal of media attention because the crimes are remarkable, or the defendant is known as a famous person also known as the celebrated layer. In these types of cases usually cameras, and crowding take place that would not take place in other criminal cases. A recent example of the top layer of the wedding cake model include the criminal proceedings involving Casey Anthony, accused of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony and the case of Conrad Murray found guilty in Michael Jackson’s Trial. The second layer consists of “high-profile” or serious felonies such as murder, rape, or burglary.
Brendan Cardaci Professor Melvin Jarrett ADJ 211 5 February 2012 Recidivism Recidivism is defined as the behavior of a repeat or habitual criminal, a measurement of the rate at which offenders commit other crimes, either by arrest or conviction baselines, after being released from incarceration. There are many factors believed to contribute to the likelihood of recidivism. These variables include but are not limited to: deficits in education, employment, housing, and adequate treatment and support programs to help inmates successfully reenter society. Although they vary from state to state and there is no national average statistics research shows that there has been a large increase in recidivism in just about all of the 50 states. According
A startling 293 murders were reported in 2010 in Los Angeles and 32 murders for Long Beach and yet it is even more shocking to know there are far more forcible rapes that occur in both of these areas. I would think that population size, diversity and other environmental factors have something to do with the differences in these numbers. The murder rate seems to have decreased while forcible rape increased in both cities, with an additional 630 incidents in Los Angeles and an additional 102 incidents in Long Beach. On the other hand, for the past several years, crime rates have dropped continually. The Los Angeles Police Department reported in 2008 that
In tiny towns such as most that line the Kern County region poverty is a big play in crime that goes on especially theft, and violent crimes such as sexual assaults. I think the smaller the areas the more crime goes on because of lack of law enforcement. Say you have a town that has six hundred people that town will only have one sheriff and they may not even live there meaning they have more than one town to take care of in which they might be miles and miles apart. The biggest problem with crime in any area is not enough law enforcement involved, the only way to get crime to stop is to report it no matter how little it is so that law enforcement can work on making a plan to lower
Donziger’s studies show that crime rates since the 1970’s are remarkably stable, and violent crimes such as those displayed in the media have dropped by sixteen percent (489). Simultaneously, private prisons, like CCA, have replaced the majority of publicly operated penitentiaries. Barry Yeoman describes this new system as “dungeon for dollars” in his “Steel Town Lockdown” article (507). His article addresses why government favors private prisons and how this directly relates to the expanding definition of crime in order to raise incarceration rates. Yeoman explains, “cost cutting jeopardizes the safety of prisoners, guards, and communities” (508).
The city of Baltimore has had 3,336 robberies in 2010 . Baltimore has a total area of 5,833 who actually will report a robbery. While the crime rate dropping is a positive thing, the actual numbers of people who report the crimes have decreased that means that this decrease will allows more crimes to be committed without anyone being responsible for the acts (U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau
Activities that would be considered criminal in the 1700s would not be considered a crime today. In today’s corrections we use jail or prison as our most common punishment some states still practice the death penalty as a capital punishment but we also use a rehabilitation and probation as a punishment as well. The realities of correctional enterprise concur with justifications of punishments with some cases. All criminals are not the same. There are criminals that need help but do not get help there for result in criminal activity.
Most of the time people do not understand gang members but look at them automatically as corrupt people. People do not understand a lot of the gang members could have been raised around gangs and influenced around it. Without crime and deviance there would be a limit of certain jobs like police officers, court house, etc. “Accepted wisdom holds that crime is committed disproportionately by adolescents. According to data from the United States and other industrialized countries, property and violent crime rise rapidly in the teenage years to a peak at about ages 16 and 18, respectively, with a decline thereafter until old age (Hirschi & Gottfredson 1983, Farrington 1986, Flanagan & Maguire 1990)”.
Each tool measure and analyze the occurrence of recidivism of a criminal offender. The strength of actuarial approaches to risk assessment includes the assumption of high reliability and known error rates. For instance, sex offenders, sexual offence recidivism is more common among offenders who have prior sexual offences, one or more boy victims, victims who are not family members, and who have shown a sexual preference for children (John Howard Society of Alberta, 2000). A large number of studies to date suggest that actuarial formulas perform as well as or better than clinical judgment across a number of decisional tasks (Otto, 2000). The limitations of actuarial approach indicate a firm adherence in preventing psychologist from looking at other information that may be relevant to the information