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
This paper intends to explore the Animal Rights terrorist movement and prove that Animal Rights activists pose a significant domestic terror threat. An increasing number of terrorist activity in the United States has been carried out in the name of animal protection. Although no one has been killed in an attack, the increasingly violent nature of attacks suggests that someone will be proclaimed dead before long. Beginning in the 1970s, hundreds of groups in the United States have advocated for much stricter legal protection for animals. Change has been slow but incremental.
My analysis mainly focuses on semantic fields and syntax. A semantic field of fear runs throughout the discourses of both Blair and Bush. Bush began his speech with the following sentence; “Good evening… series of deliberate and deadly terrorist attacks”. Blair also opts to utilise the same method “it was the events of September 11 that marked a turning point in history, where we confront the dangers of mankind, it was tragedy, an act of evil”. Due to the semantic field of fear and terror running throughout the discourses of Bush and Blair their choice of lexis is crucial in conveying their political ideologies.
Prior to September 11, 2001 terrorism was regarded as a federal problem and state and local resources were not leveraged in any capacity focusing on terrorism. Since the attacks on America local police agencies around the country have adjusted to the threat of terrorism. Change requires significant analysis, setting goals, allocating resources, and evaluation to be successful. This research will describe proposed changes that the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department can implement to prevent, detect, deter, and recover from a terrorist incident. Change in the criminal justice system is difficult and must be implemented properly by proper analysis, clear objectives, resources, and management support.
The Korean war is often referred to as the ‘forgotten war’ and due to certain tactics by nations involved, particularly America, the fact that it was a war at all is often brushed under the carpet, with USA referring to their involvement as ‘police action’. War was never officially declared. However, all the loss and damage from this bloody and brutal conflict certainly wasn’t a time of peace. However, the winner of the war is ambiguous and in this essay I plan to evaluate It is fairly accurate to state that the Korean War had no winners. At the end of the conflict, all of the involved countries were technically able to claim some kind of success or benefit.
Aside from well constructed speeches and hunger strikes, the refusal to obey certain laws and the passive resistance, that is, resisting to incoming violence usually from the government, are other ways to morally protest without any physical violence. Ghandi’s march on the sea and Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington are the ultimate effective peaceful demonstrations (Keating). The opposing way to support some strong cause can be through violent protesting. Violent protesting involves commiting acts which may harm people or cause damage to property. In most cases violence is used in hope of getting attention and media publicity.
Crime Statistics “Crime statistics is an attempt to provide statistical measures of the crime in societies.” Unfortunately, because some crime is secretive, some unknown because they are never reported, therefore the results become very inaccurate. There are several ways on how these statistics are received, such as, hospital of insurance records, household surveys, and reports for several law enforcement agencies. Many countries gather their statistical crime information and it becomes of interest to international organizations such as, Interpol and the United Nations. Places like the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Home Office in England & Whales, are the agencies that publish these crime statistics and compile the statistics based on the different crimes that have been reported. Statistics are usually collected on based on three categories: Offenses, the breach of law; Offenders, those who commit the offenses; and the victims, the ones who are offended against.
There are treaties set in place such as the Geneva Conventions, the UN Convention against Torture that are against it “consider it along with genocide, torture is the only crime that every state must punish it no matter what”. I found it interesting that since September 11, 2001, these laws on the legality of torture did not change in any way shape or form yet Americans are okay with it? I do not agree with this at all because I believe that every human being has rights. Who are we to forcibly retrieve information from somebody? Who are we to break someone’s will?
Policing Terrorism: Post 9/11 According to the Code of Federal Regulations, terrorism is defined as the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. The FBI goes even further with describing terrorism as either domestic or international, which depends on the origin, base, and objectives of the terrorist organization. Domestic terrorism is the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States or Puerto Rico without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives. International terrorism involves violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or any state, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States of any state. International terrorist acts occur outside the United States or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to coerce or intimidate, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum.
Bad or mad Now a day it is hard to define crime from non-crime. People define crime in their own personal way, but it will always be dictated by law. No matter what the criminals motive is, it is a crime. “Bad or mad” is an article by Sean Spence, a late reader of psychiatry. It was published in 2004, in the magazine “New Scientists” He talks about there is a “moral evil” and a “natural evil”.